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Another year draws to a close, one last chart show to celebrate the stellar sounds 2018 has provided us. From 16 October to 1 December, we gathered votes from our listeners, and all the feedback we’ve received, and these are the standout tracks for Winter of 2018. More gorgeous jewels of shoegaze and dream pop […]

We’d always understood Austin’s Blushing had all the elements necessary to break through: songwriting, performance, personality. From SXSW showcases, to their star turn at this year’s DreamGaze ATX, it was simply understood that Blushing is poised to advance to top-tier status in the genre. If you’re only just now waking up from a year-long nap, […]

A lot of folks were brokenhearted about the dissolution of the brilliant Australian band Miniatures. We would know, we were top of that list. By all accounts the breakup was amicable, geographic changes were the primary factor in the collapse of Miniatures following the release of their critically-acclaimed Jessamines LP on Saint Marie Records last […]

Even with their first release in April 2017, Glare proved they were no fluke. When you think of Texas hotspots for shoegaze and churning guitar waves, the Rio Grande Valley doesn’t pop immediately to mind. At the southernmost tip of South Texas, only the Rio Grande River separates it from Mexico. But you’re not here […]

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 […]

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June 26, 2018

A music nerd is just a nerd with earbuds. Having been fans and boosters of Toronto’s Iris since their first single “Fix Me” landed hard in our consciousness, we’ve been Iris nerds. Sure, there’s been a bump or two along the road for the Iris squad, but they were always about the songs. And you could […]

From Pia Fraus to Imandra Lake, from Picnic to She Bit Her Lip, Estonia’s Seksound label has spent years with a carefully-curated roster of new releases and classic reissues in the shoegaze and dream pop vein. In the mid-nineties, the standard bearers of Slowdive sonic sweep in Estonia were inarguably Bizarre. Seksound reissued Bizarre’s debut […]

Near to a month (give or take five days), and thousands of votes later, we’re thrilled to present the Top 20 shoegaze and dream pop tracks for March, as voted by our listeners via the all-new DKFM App. As to the chart show itself, we could only cram 15 actual tunes into the hour allotted […]

We snuck in a chart show while no one was looking. We’re just sneaky like that. Thanks to several thousand votes via the new DKFM App, as well as social feedback via Twitter, we compiled the top charting tracks from January 18 through February 18, and built one happy broadcast. Now uploaded to the DKFM […]