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Ariel Late Night

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Too much new stuff. This weekend we’re thrilled to push through a few choice cuts from next week’s album release by Many Voices Speak. We’ve been spinning the first single from the Tank Town LP (and gotten great response), but now we’ve got hands on the rest of the album, and there’s some real dream […]

Mercury is in Gatorade, so of course we’re beset by technical errors, both broadcast and website. Because, shoegaze is torture. At least it is for us, this week, as we try to professionally present it. Okay, professionally may be too strong a word… long story short, rebuilt key components of the website to restore speed, […]

If you’re familiar with the brilliant Dear Tracks, if you fondly recall Houseplants (who took a star turn at Kalamashoegazer XI last year), you are well aware of the collected works of Matthew Messore. Driving creative force behind both Michigan-based projects, Matt has been shaping and polishing his sonic vision for years now. Transplanted back to […]

Bet you thought we weren’t posting New Tracks Weekend rosters anymore. You couldn’t be blamed for making that assumption. Rest assured, even if we haven’t been publishing our new tracks promo, we have kept rotation regularly updated with the freshest material available.When it comes down to it, it’s what’s on your radio that takes precedence […]

It’s not that we’re bad at keeping the website updated. Some may have noticed we’ve kept well current on New Tracks Weekend, but haven’t posted any public-facing documentation of our efforts. It’s not them, it’s not you, it’s us. Besides chasing My Bloody Valentine and Airiel up and down the state, we’ve been doing some […]

We’re not the only ones who’ve been waiting for new music from LA’s XO. Their impressive Heart LP landed in early 2014, and the crew have been quiet since then, save for the teaser single, “TV You” last October. We’ve seen Twitter evidence of creative stirring for months, most recently at The Cave Studios in […]

As we plug in and spin up the new music we’ve got hands ’round, it’s obvious: we’re gonna need a bigger shovel. New shiny treats from Seasurfer (sneak peek, releasing soon on Saint Marie Records), Yukia Down, Tennis System, Whitelands, Vallens, thelakesidedrive, The Orchids, Tender Age, Resounding No, Meeks (broken little sister revisits their Beatles […]

How to describe Pastel Dream? Guitars like languid waves. Cascades of icy synth punctuate. Lyrics like a well-worn, coffee-stained notebook. Vocals with warm, sparkling clarity and resonance. Feels like endless summer, and eternal youth. When even the injection of a saxophone fill (yes, saxophone) seems brilliantly suited, perfectly fitting, this is a crew that knows […]

Weekends like this, we consider ourselves lucky. There’s simply so much to share, and we think you’ll fall in love just as we have. First and foremost: the new album from Pastel Dream (pictured above). While we as a staff are working on our list of top albums of the first half of 2018, Pastel […]

New, and newly discovered classics abound this weekend. We’re chuffed to roll out some Pure Ghost this weekend (pictured above). We buzzed about them last year for their III EP, but this South Carolina team keeps getting better. Of course we’re spinning the new single from Iris (premiered here), as well as LTC (formerly Lights […]