American elections are a toxic stew right now. Let us calm your nerves with dusty dream pop and anthemic surf gaze, beat the blues down. Our dusty dream pop is provided by Belle Mare, whose homey sonic confections draw you right into their warmth. Don’t bother resisting. Our anthems are provided by Honeyblood, whose beachgaze ethic and hummable tunes will have you harkening back to sunnier climes. But that’s not all… we tease you with cuts from the upcoming Strata Florida LP, Falling From Grace, gracing your Bandcamp soon. Louise Trehy (ex 4AD’s Swallow) has been expanding her art form, shaping new colors and textures, still lovingly wrapped in reverb. We’re glowing over the gossamer new release from Lillet Blanc, who are everything you dream of (if you dream of jangly dream pop). Truly a jewel of a debut. We’re keen on the new single from Death Valley Rally, a tempest in a storm drain, from their forthcoming LP on November 4th. Russia brings us Blankenberge, with a dizzying haze that will have you questioning your bearings. We’re up to date with Coloring Electric Like, the brand new Heavy Heart, My Dark House, Seasurfer, Dead Leaf Echo, Did You Die, Terry vs. Tori, Split Dream, and Spielberg. Finally, we’re “long” on the new LP from Austin’s Vet Trip. They’ve come a long way from the days we were bugging them on Soundcloud to share their single “Finland” for airplay. Hear the rest of the story here this weekend, and discover for yourself why we were early adopters.
Not to overlook last weekend’s new additions, including Tears Run Rings, Landing, RUBUR, Pia Fraus, Desario, Pastel Dream, Glace, Otoño, Jeremiah Foundation, Svelte, The History of Colour TV, Clan de Venus, Gentle Ivanhoe Death Skulls, Daydream Cathedral, Bruising, I Mean Us, shalloboi, Planet Rewind, Useless Cities, SJÖBLOM, The Owls Seem What They Are Not, War Waves, Acid Ghost, Suburban Living and Boytoy. Not enough hours in the day!
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. 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: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile, and 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!