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A chaotic week gives way to a weekend full of sonic sparkle. First among equals is the worth-waiting-for LP from STAR, Violence Against STAR. Drop the needle somewhere, anywhere, you’ll find a song that makes you smile, makes your pulse race a little. That’s stock in trade for Scott Cortez and co., who meld power […]

We’ll take the chaos of new releases and sort them, prioritize them for your consumption. It’s a job, it’s a hobby, it’s a joy. We’re spinning up freshness from the likes of Previous Love, Family Mart, Geography of the Moon, beabadoobee, dirishu6, So Many Lines, Dream Suicides, Космос на потолке, Still Dreams, Soft Blue Shimmer […]

Philadelphia heavy gazers Nothing are back with a new album, in what must be described as an attempt to make 2020 not a complete and total loss. The Great Dismal was conceived when singer and songwriter Dominic Palermo picked up a copy of the New York Times from a newsstand and saw the famous first […]

Whirlwind week for new music, and we’re loaded up to entertain you all weekend long. Headliners include Slow Pulp (pictured above, photo illustration by DJ Heretic), whose Moveys album will have you feeling all the feels, all the time. We’re deep into the new LP from Hundredth, which has charms across the sonic spectrum. We’re […]

What’s on deck for the weekend? So so much. Three albums qualify as headliners for the proceedings, so that qualifies as depth. Kicking off with Tapeworms (pictured above), whose Funtastic album lands somewhere between Stereolab and classic JAMC, with a rollercoaster’s worth of thrilling twists and turns. Sentimiento Mundial, the new LP from Mint Field […]

We’ve been fans of Olympia, Washington’s Jupiter Sprites since first release in 2017, sharing their dreamy sonic soundtrack through their gummyblossom EP. Color, texture, creative construction, Jupiter Sprites always brought gorgeous new ideas to the dream pop space, and firmly stood behind them. There was always a wistful, life-affirming feel to their creative canon. 2019’s […]

New from multi-instrumentalist Cliff Barnes comes the latest album from his Animal Ghosts project, Wail. It’s his newest release since his star turn at DreamGaze Worldwide Festival, and serves as a reminder of just how abundantly creative he is. Cliff grew up around the Portland area of Oregon, and also spent some formative years on […]

So much new music to recommend this weekend… two stellar new tracks from the forthcoming album, Fake It Flowers, by breakout artist Beabadoobee (pictured above) show that there’s not only room but demand for shoegaze/grunge/pop crossover, and this is the one you’ve waited for. We’re long on new releases from SPOOL, Gilah (formerly Inspiraling), Submotile, […]

Ten Million Lights is a name that regular listeners will be aware of. In fact, DKFM included Ten Million Lights in their Top Bands of 2018. If, like me, you are new to the band, let me introduce you. Ten Million Lights are Ryan Carroll (vocals, guitars), Eric Block (guitars), Russ Ellis (bass) and Paul […]

So much fresh music to bring you… from audacious debut singles to epic full albums, we’re (sonically) dressed to impress this weekend. The return of Nothing made waves this morning, and if the album is even half as compelling as the single, we’re in for a wild ride. The new album from DoZzz is a […]