Surely the two biggest releases of the week come from Tokyo and Toronto: Tokyo’s Cattle, with Somehow Hear Songs EP, explode into your consciousness with bright and fuzzy sounds. Out now on Jigsaw Records, Seattle, this is sure to be a rotation staple, and ranks among the best of 2015. Toronto’s Lust dropped the long-awaited LP today, and it gets all the feels right. We interviewed Lust, posted just today, to coincide with the album release. There’s a metric ton of shoegaze talent in Toronto, and they’re bringing the tuneful noise. Another quality release sure to end up on our best-of-year lists. Tunes and tones, mastered. This weekend, we’re all about both bands. You will be too.

But hey, that can’t be all, right? Right. We go deep with White Poppy, Ghost Cat, Trementina, Plush and Wipe. New sounds from The Yellow Traffic Light and Snow in Mexico, plus recent sounds from Fake Flowers. We’re still pushing Reverse (on tour now!), Blood Candy, Thud, Bleak Boys, Wolf Alice, GLISS, Daydream Cathedral, and a whole lot more. It’s a holiday weekend Stateside, so we’ll bring our own fireworks.

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. 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.

It’s a damn fine week for new music.