Breaking new releases first. It’s a damn fine week for us, as we were shortlisted for 2017 Best Online Station: North America via the Online Radio Awards, sponsored by Mixcloud. Planting a flag for shoegaze and dream pop, as we do. We’re not exactly apologetic about this music, either. So there’s that. But we have a weekend to run, and a boxful of headliners to push! Brand new albums from Widowspeak, Plasticstatic, SPC ECO and Turnover, new EPs from Iris and Lilac, new singles from Ask For Joy, Seafang, Megumi Acorda, Death Bells, Headclouds and hamsas xii. We’re well booked, even as we celebrate this moral victory for shoegaze and dream pop, and vindication of the DKFM brand’s unique, if eccentric, sonic vision. Selah.
This only adds to last weekend’s new additions, including Cloakroom, Black Nite Crash, Season of Strangers, Honeyrude, navyblue, A Certain Smile, New Age Healers, COSme, DAZE, Hypnotic Kingdom, Yumi Zouma, Plasticstatic, Cat Hoch, Candace, Jeff Mannix and the Depressives, Sound of Ceres, Lubec, Hurricane Heart Attacks, Alvvays, We Are Parasols, Virgin Suicide, Wyldest and more. We’ve got this under control. Mostly.
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 page at DKFM, on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our branded apps for Apple’s iOS, Android 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!