Japanese stalwarts Plastic Girl in Closet rolled out their new A.Y.A. long player today, and threw in a video to boot! One of our most popular shoegaze / dream pop bands from Japan, the single “Romance” gives you a taste of the PGIC sound. Sweet vocals, dreamy synths, noisy guitar distortion, it’s the whole package. Released in Japan on Only Feedback Records, no date is yet available for Stateside release. Check out the video for “Romance”, and see the band at the top of their form.
Perhaps the most impressive debut this year is Flyying Colours’ “Wavygravy”. Self-assured and masterful, Melbourne, Australia’s Flyying Colours have been kicking around since late 2011, but their first single is pure polished sonic bliss. Don’t take our word for it. Check out the newly-released video to accompany the single.
Not simply content to rest on sound alone, these folks can write catchy, memorable tunes. Visit their website, join their mailing list, and you can get your own download of “Wavygravy” immediately! We frankly expect great things from these folks in the very near future.
Flyying Colours website: www.flyyingcolours.com
Flyying Colours Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flyyingcolours
From London via Sydney, Dark Bells are soon to present one of the most anticipated singles of the year in ‘Wildflower’. Borrowing from the shoegaze / psych axis can sometimes sound hacky and derivative. Dark Bells has already put the world on notice they are not to be dismissed so easily. The guitars naturally ring out before charging into the propulsive rhythms, and you know you’ve reached a higher plane. Each layer builds on the one before in a beautiful soup of blissful tone and harmony.
Recently signed to new indie label Tape Club Records, the single is realsed on May 6th as part of Tape Club’s Single Series. If this is how the label launches, expect great things for both Dark Bells and Tape Club Records going forward.
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With interview and performance snippets, United Ghosts discuss their impending UK tour, the creative process, the new CD and more. And check out “Echo Lake”, also heard here on DKFM!
The self-titled album is in pre-order now, but can be found at their shows for a nominal fee, if you smile really nicely. The cover was designed by Shaun Durkan (from the band Weekend), and has a watery, gauzy feel, much like the album itself. We got the first copy sold!
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Released March 12 on their own Renovo label, Mahogany drops the video for their first single in years. What should you expect? Swirls, samples, sparkles, trains, intersecting lines and circles, ballet, cello, harpsichord(!) …and fully one-third is sung in French. Again, Andrew Prinz breaks all the rules by dropping eight minutes and calling it a ‘single’. But when it comes to Mahogany, would you really have it any other way?
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Published on Mar 7, 2013
Mahogany “Phase Break” digital single.
released March 12 2013 on Renovo, catalog Novo 1.
Jaclyn Slimm, singing, 12-string guitar & percussion.
Andrew Prinz, cello, 12-string guitar, harpsichord,
piano, drum machines, samplers, singing, sequencer,
modular & digital synthesizers, Arp synthesizer,
bass, drum kit & percussion.
Recorded & filmed in New York, Philadelphia,
Chicago, Seattle, Montreal & points between.
Directed by Jaclyn Slimm. Produced by Andrew Prinz.
Written by Andrew Prinz & Jaclyn Slimm.
© MMXII Renovo Music (SESAC).
All rights reserved, all wrongs reversed.
Jaw-dropping instant classic from kinoko teikoku (きのこ帝国)
From their first full-length album “eureka”. ユーリカ is a shriek of pain, a wash of bliss. This is a groundbreaking new track featured on “New Tracks Weekend” starting Friday night at 6:30 PST, running through Sunday night. Video clip courtesy DAIZAWA RECORDS／UK.PROJECT inc.