COVER-VELVETEENBringing you the freshest, newest material from around the globe, we bring you this installment of New Tracks Weekend. Headlining this weekend is a sneak peek of the new Christmas single from staff and listener favorites, Venera 4. “Velveteen” will be made available to the general public by December 23, but you can wash in these impressive new textures from Venera 4 all weekend! Their first full album is due in January, and it’s one we’ve been looking forward to for months.

Let’s not stop there! New sounds from Lunar Twin, EROS – DEATH, noisy feels from Static Daydream, DRLNG, grungy feels from Madrid’s Pupila, moody feels from Follow the Sea, 90s feels from Hemingway, plus Cold Pumas, Skating Polly, The Luxembourg Signal and more! Also we’re very unfond of the word ‘feels’ in any context.

And, yes, we’re still pushing epic new sounds from Mentalease, Daydream Cathedral, CQ, kigo, Dead Mellotron, Secrets of the Third Planet, Audiomoan, Nick Petakas, tuques, She’s So Rad, Fog Lake, Strange Mangers, Shady Elders, TuT, Secrets of the Beehive, Presents for Sally, City of Me, Glish, 溶けない名前(tokenai namae) and so much more.

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. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. And still commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.

Holly jolly good.