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Well of course we’re late. What with cross-country travel, several epic shows, and yesterday’s rollout of our new billboard (inorite?), we’re getting things done. Just a tad slower than usual. We’re still behind on submissions and some new music, but catching up. This weekend, we celebrate the release of the new album from Gingerlys, which has layers of charm and sparkle. We’re pushing the new Day Wave cover of Interpol, featuring Hazel English, which is everything you could hope for. New music from Pinkshinyultrablast, CAUCUS, Fauvely, No Vacation, Gleemer, Jessica 93, Loveblind, Tea Leigh & Luke Reed, The Veldt, On The Wane, Inspiraling, Dana, The Dayoffs, and choice cuts from two worthy compilations: TBTCI’s Wire Revisited comp, and Patetico Recordings’ Rock Back: Stronger Than the Storm compilation, with all proceeds benefitting victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. We’ve even got a Whimsical live cut from Kalamashoegazer that might even be more compelling than the studio version! And that’s just the new adds we can remember…

Not to neglect last weekend’s freshness, including Kindling, Cave Shine, Glaare, Heaters, Demur, Wind Along The Coast, Blush, Processions, Miners, Vansire, Curelight Wounds, Car Crash Sisters, Ghost Noise, Broken Little Sister, Cherry Coloured, Fragile Animals, Dim, Black Books, Silver Liz, Autumn (US) and so much more. Truly more songs than time.

New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Remember, you can listen listen via the station playlist page at DKFM,  on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our branded apps for Apple’s iOSAndroid and Blackberry: listeners can vote thumbs-up/thumbs-down on all the new tracks, helping us determine what graduates to permanent rotation. Your voice counts! Or load up the “Internet Radio” tab of your iTunes desktop client, and you’ll find DKFM Shoegaze Radio under ‘Alternative’. You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed, as we’re live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Keep up with our new Facebook group for real-time discussions of what you’ve heard, and sound off!

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!

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Today we’re treated to a new track from Montréal‘s The City Gates. We’d grabbed hold of the EP’s first single, “Checkpoint Charlie” as soon as we’d stumbled upon it. Only seconds in, you’re treated to an airy, expansive, classic feel. Alternately melodic and abrasive, “Checkpoint Charlie” was a reminder that amazing music is being made right now, that appreciates the genre without simply aping it.

These qualities are brought into sharp focus on the EP’s just-released second single, “Maddening Ride”. Cavernous vocals overlay a wall of guitar expanse, and if you’re a fan of the genre you immediately feel right at home. The hook draws you into the soundscape, and this feels like a song you’ve known all your life, even though you’re hearing it for the first time. Lend an ear.

While surely EP to be released soon! is not the final working title, and effective date for full reveal is projected in late summer, the first two tracks are evidence that The City Gates have truly come into their own. They’ve recently shared a bill with shoegaze veterans The Veldt and Funeral Advantage, but it’s no stretch to imagine their headlining slots aren’t far off. Next show of note is in support of NOTHING and TRACES on August 5th at la Sala Rossa, Montréal. Ready for their star turn, to be sure.

Track The City Gates on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter.

How many headliners can you pack into one weekend? We shall see. We’ve got today’s new releases from Crescendo, Wild Nothing, and The Telewire, a broadcast premiere from Walking Misery, new music from Japan’s Collapse, Estonia’s She Bit Her Lip (giving Pinkshinyultrablast a run for their money!), Austin’s Ask For Joy, Fir Cone Children, Tape Deck Mountain, We Are Temporary, Good Personalities, Jupitamoon, Svankropp, and topped with world broadcast premieres from original ‘gaze icons The Veldt (Apollo Heights), whose new EP The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation drops March 18th, in advance of a major (and overdue) national tour. We’d call this an abundance of sonic riches.

That’s not to forget last week’s fresh adds, including Rev Rev Rev, Winkie, Memoryhouse, Mint Julep, Whales, Ashley Shadow, Film School, Alone, Venusians, Movie Brain, My Dark House, Kigo, The Raudive, Did You Die, Serfs, and The Sun Days. So much good stuff!

New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Listen via the Radionomy station page at DKFM, on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our new branded apps for Apple’s iOS, Android and Blackberry. You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile, and live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!