While celebrating the release birthdays of Cranes, Cocteau Twins and Ride, as well as celebrating the birthday-birthday of Bilinda Butcher, we’ve managed to cobble together an excellent New Tracks Weekend for your enjoyment. Guests and star-turns included from Sky Between Leaves, We Melt Chocolate, Whimsical, This Blinding Light, Citrus Clouds, Berlina, True Widow (Ariel kept calling them “True Window” until we got her head right, true story), Lubec, Wild Meadows, Fat Creeps, Lakota Colours, Berlina, Rauschenberg, a deep dive into a classic LP from The Suncharms, plus some shiny samples from TBTCI Records’ tribute to Teenage Fanclub.

Not to neglect our most recent additions from Hazel English, Dead Gaze, Wildhoney, Mercury Girls, Soda Shop, Arbes, Morning TV, Dani Mari & Chris Miller, SEASHINE, Fern, Matthew & Me, Dear Tracks, Orchin, Petal Head, Tall Pines, The Autumn Sighs, Cruel Summer, Bloodhounds On My Trail and hella bunch more.

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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. Listen via the station page at DKFM, on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our new 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!