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We run a radio station. Traditionally, couldn’t care less about video releases. Sorry, but it’s true. But then… one of our favorite bands polishes up one of their recent classics, and makes a video for it. And the whole studio starts to buzz. This is certainly the case with Melbourne’s Arbes, who released one of the sparkling EPs of last year, and the song that cracked #15 on our Top Tracks of 2016 chart. “Sun On My Back” is one of those perennial summer songs that’s difficult not to adore.

In a world full of DIIV knockoffs (and outright parodies), this awkward anthem is everything you could want guitar-based dream pop to evolve into. Sam Pannifex lays down the angular, even mathy guitar riffs, while Jess Zanoni overlays all with a vocal line with warmth and precision. That they’ve configured a hook-laden follow-up to 2015’s “45” should be no surprise. This summer groove didn’t just evolve in L.A., or even Brooklyn. Melbourne doesn’t need schooling on how to bring the sparkly summer vibe. Arbes has been doing it for years now.

Find and follow Arbes via Bandcamp, YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud and Twitter. If you’ve missed, you’ve been missing out.

New weekend, new website, and cracking new tunes to tickle your ears. What an awesome responsibility! We headline the weekend with the new self-titled LP from Kestrels. We’ve been able to tinker around the edges of their impressive (but limited) output up to now. But the full LP drops, and wow. This was worth the wait. You’ll be hearing a lot more of this going forward, guaranteed. But we can’t stop/won’t stop there. Gossamer fuzz from SF’s Scarlina is a standout this weekend, as is the pre-release singles from Genders and Ghost Lake, plus the return of Tearjerker, the completion of Arbes’s new single, Blossom’s Pure Love, and the so-new-they’re-still-wet releases from Slowly and The Infinite Seas. What a time to be alive!

But we’re still pushing the fresh material from Pabst, True Widow, Angelic Milk, My Invisible Friend, Megumi Acorda, Flyying Colours, Tosk, Sansyou, Alcest, Emma Ruth Rundle, Kigo, Glace and much more. We’re going deeeeeep this weekend.

Remember: your vote counts via the DKFM app! Thumbs up / thumbs down in the app helps us to know what stays and what goes. You support the station, you shape the sound.

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 iOSAndroid 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!

 

We’re packed. World premiere track from Vlimmer. New sounds from Hazel English, Dead Gaze, Wildhoney, Mercury Girls, Soda Shop, Citrus Clouds (the return!), 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, plus some classic remasters from The Emerald Down, and a sneak peak at next week’s stellar release from Mumrunner. We. Are. Packed.

Not to forget last weekend’s new additions, including Half, Wozniak, Makaras Pen, Eros and the Eschaton, Medicine Boy, Queridas, ioi, Fawns of Love, Band Aparte, Dayflower, Babaganouj, A Shoreline Dream, Holi, Lacing, Kindling and much more.

Remember: your vote counts via the DKFM app! Thumbs up / thumbs down in the app helps us to know what stays and what goes. You support the station, you shape the sound.

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!