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Ever feel like you’re playing catch-up? We do! Wheelbarrows full of new music (and great tracks we’ve missed), and we’re shoveling it into the New Tracks Weekend engine as fast as practicable. DIIV, Angel Falls, Be Forest, Burning House (so new, there’s steam rising from it!), Gold Muse, Matt Bartram, Living Hour (on tour), colourwaves, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, flvke, Versing, Teen Divorce, Stellarscope,  The Besnard Lakes, classics from Volplane, catching up to Kimono Lights and Jennie Vee, малыш камю, Mothlight, Vidulgi Ooyoo, Iris (not that one, rest in peace, a different one), Maria False… we couldn’t fit in any more if we tried.

That’s not to ignore last weekend’s fresh adds from Magnet School, Brothers in Law, Lazy Legs, Love the Unicorn, Soft Wounds, Dead White Tulips, Elephant Stone, The Love Agenda, Giant Surprise, Sound of Ceres, Your Friends Polymers, M!R!M, A Shoreline Dream and so much more.

And if you’re driving up and down the West Coast of the U.S. this weekend, you can catch LSD & the Search for God record release shows in SF Friday night with Vinyl Williams, or on Sunday at Part Time Punks with Sky Parade and Blood Candy. Don’t forget Saturday night, where we’re presenting an epic bill in Seattle, featuring Blackpool Astronomy, C’est la Mort, Tender Age and Charlatan, to benefit PopNoise PNW. Can’t lose no matter what you choose!

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 Radionomy station page at DKFM, on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. 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.

And, as always, thank you for listening, and thank you for your support!

News hitting hot and heavy this morning surrounding Cre•scen•do, label signing, touring and immediate plans. Here is what’s known, in a nutshell:

  1. 1. Cre•scen•do has signed to Italian label We Were Never Being Boring (WWNBB), home of international stars Be Forest. They have planned the follow-up to 2014 Album of the Year Contender Lost Thoughts, expected to be released June 2 of 2015.
  2. 2. They’ve organized and promoted the first-ever DreamGaze Festival in Southern California on Friday 6 March, about 30 minutes’ drive outside LA, and featuring Be Forest, Tennis System, Cre•scen•do, Sheer, and Young Lovers, plus local DJs and music luminaries.
  3. 3. Cre•scen•do plays their SXSW debut on March 21st at L ROCK ATX OVERLOAD FESTIVAL.
  4. 4. A West Coast tour planned for late June, supporting and supported by some of the best bands the West Coast has to offer (as well as DJ Heretic of DKFM).
  5. 5. A European tour in October.

 

We sat down with Gregory Cole of Cre•scen•do for more details about SoCal’s first-ever DreamGaze Festival.

DKFM: How did the idea for DreamGaze Fest come about?

Gregory: I’ve always had dreams for years of my favorite genres of dreampop, shoegaze and post punk to have genre-exclusive festivals. I also would do whatever it would take to get my favorite bands to headline it, near and far, so this brand is definitely being built for longevity. I think a lot of people who truly enjoy this music as much as I do would be eager to celebrate it as well. Most importantly we want nothing more buy metronidazole online canada than for the genre to flourish & grow. So whatever it will take, we will continue to be working well within our community to develop and support both its artists and fans.

DKFM: What do you hope to accomplish by bringing THIS group of artists together?

Gregory: You know I love everyone on this bill, and I want nothing but the best for everyone I meet. Obviously I’ve been keeping a personal connection with everyone and we’ve all been working together as a team to support each other in every and any aspect. I honestly feel like I’m playing a mega-lineup festival with all of my friends, even though it’s honestly much more than that. I want the world for them, and won’t stop until they have it.

DKFM: Do you see this as a one-off festival, or is it the start of something bigger for the LA area?

Gregory: I’ve been throwing events for years now. Everyone who knows me can expect me to always do my best whether it’s on our level of friendship or when I put together an event for everyone to enjoy. I don’t let people down and I can guarantee this Friday is the start of something very very big, with Friday being incredibly big itself.

Southern California’s DreamGaze Fest is Friday, March 6th, and only those who’ve RSVP’ed can get in. If you’re anywhere NEAR SoCal, you’ll want to reserve your spot. A show THIS massive doesn’t happen every day, or even every year.

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The much-rumored US tour of Italy’s Be Forest is official as of this morning. If you’re on the West Coast (as we are), you’ll be able to catch them with Tennis System at most stops along the Pacific. But, as if that weren’t enough, Be Forest’s label We Were Never Being Boring simultaneously dropped a video for the band’s cover of the Beat Happening track “Indian Summer”.

Tennis System will be playing in support of their upcoming LP, Technicolor Blind, due October 21.

Be Forest – 2014 Tour Dates
10/22 – New York – Terrorbird CMJ Party @ Cake Shop
10/22 – New York @ CMJ – DROM
10/27 – Philadelphia @ Milkboy
11/02 – Cincinnati @ The Rake’s End w/JERK
11/03 – St. Louis @ Plush
11/04 – Chicago @ The Empty Bottle
11/05 – Milwaukee @ Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace w/Sat. Nite Duets
11/06 – San Diego @ The Hideout w/ Tennis System
11/07 – Tucson @ Solar Culture
11/08 – Phoenix @ Rips Bar – Obscura w/ Tennis System
11/10 – Los Angeles @ KXLU – Part Time Punks
11/11 – Los Angeles @ Los Globos w/Tennis System
11/12 – Oakland @ Night Light w/Tennis System
11/13 – San Francisco @ Knockout w/Tennis System
11/15 – Sacramento @ Witch Room w/ Tennis System
11/16 – Portland @ Rontom’s w/Ghost to Falco
11/18 – Seattle @ KEXP
11/19 – Coeur d’Alene @ Hanging Dcuk w/ Tennis System
11/21 – Seattle @ Hollow Earth w/ Tennis System
11/22 – Arcata @ The Alibi w/ Tennis System

1. Ringo Deathstarr: God’s Dream
2. Casket Girls: True Love Kills the Fairytale
3. Cheatahs: Cheatahs
4. Soft Science: Detour
5. Roku Music: Collider
6. Nothing: Guilty of Everything*
7. Delay Trees: Readymade
8. Bleeding Rainbow: Interrupt
9. Lorelle Meets the Obsolete: Chambers*
10.Be Forest: Earthbeat

* new to rotation this week

Soft Science – Feel from Test Pattern on Vimeo.

Top Ten calculated by 1) most tracks in rotation, 2) Live365 listener ratings, and 3) requests, and social media reaction.

september-girlsDon’t be caught napping this weekend! We’re bringing world premieres, not-yet-available goodies, and freshly released treats for you all weekend. First, a World Premiere from Toxicbreed’s Funhouse Covers Compilation due later this year, in which Crisis Arm dismantles and reassembles a Slowdive classic. It’s beautiful torture. Then, choice cuts from the stellar new September Girls long-player, Cursing the Sea. It’s out now in Europe, available Stateside next month, and we’ve been chasing them for over a week now (it’s that good). Then, we celebrate next week’s release of Soft Science’s second LP, Detour, by playing whatever the man allows us to play. Your ears need to hear this!

We won’t stop there, however. New Static Daydream, new Vera Violets, new (to the US) Snowbird, new Makaras Pen, new Be Forest, new Dum Dum Girls, plus a Russian dream pop / folk crossover that’ll warm your heart. Малыш Камю (pronounced “Malish Kamu”), this duo is finally breaking out into the wider world. Also, a bucket of tracks from the new XO album Heart, that’ll feel both new and comfortably familiar. Finally, add in The Foreign Resort, tracks and remixes from next week’s release of their single “Alone”, including a New Canyons remix. Pure win.

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 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. Full (we think?) artist listing follows:

Barefood
Be Forest
Bear State
The Bilinda Butchers
Bleak Boys
Bolywool
Breeze
Cocobeurre
colourwaves
Conheartist
Crème Fouettée
crisis arm
Dear Baby Deer
Diamond Incarnation
Dissolve
Dum Dum Girls
The Eternal
Eva & John
Excusers
Fantan
Field Mouse
Float down the Liffey
Flying Cape Experience
FOTOGRAMAS
Grandhorse
Gustavia
Helen Stellar
Human Colonies
Intimate Stranger
Les Anomalies
Life Model
Living Phantoms
Lunaire
Makaras Pen
The Mary Onettes
Matt Bartram
The Moas
The Oyster Murders
the panic
Phone Home
Queridas
rain pants
Ringo Deathstarr
Roku Music
Seafoam
Seaside
September Girls
SHE
She Sir
Sleepover
Snowbird
Soft As Snow But Warm Inside
Soft Science
Solarein
Someday I Will Miss You
Star Horse
Static Daydream
Sundaze
Surf Club
The Foreign Resort
The Telewire
This Lonely Crowd
Threading
Tides of the Moon
Tied to the Branches
Towns
TuT
Tycho
Vehicle Blues
The Vera Violets
The Village
Virgo Rising
Warpaint
We Are US
Wozniak
XO
Youngteam
Малыш Камю

Yes, Virginia, there was a New Tracks Weekend last weekend. Due to legal and licensing renewals, we weren’t sure we’d be able to stay on the air. We’re all better now.

There is more new in this New Tracks Weekend than any since we first started the program. Srsly. We purged some Christmas season holdovers, and plugged in a ton of critical “best of 2013” material, and voila! The mostest newest New Tracks Weekend money can buy. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. Freshest material from Be Forest, Shinies, Moon King, Sad Day for Puppets, Shelling, Balms, 28 Degrees Taurus, Lost Secrets, My Favourite Things, Kyte, Grey Zine, Teenage Daydreams, The Noise Tigers, Grand Rapids, The Mary Onettes, Suburban Living, Be Quiet, Tycho, The Oyster Murders, Belgrade, Gems, Tied to the Branches, Print(the)Seas, The Blanche Hudson Weekend, Noir For Rachel, CAMOLLíS (THE LAST DAYS), Gloss, 尿ジョッキさんチーム, and Ex Cops. If it sounds like a lot of work, it is. But you get all the benefit.

This party starts at 8 pm Eastern, 5 Pacific Friday night, and continues all weekend. 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 (commercial-free!), try Radio Terra. 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern), til we switch off the lights Sunday night. Full alpha artist listing follows:

28 degrees taurus
Adelaida
Alaskus
Balms
Be Forest
Be Quiet
Bela Infanta
Belgrade
Blueroom
Brief Candles
By The Sea
CAMOLLíS (THE LAST DAYS)
Cascadia
Ceremony
Chelsea Girl
Cheri Cheri Jaguar
COLOUR
colourwaves
Cull
Dead Sea
Dissolve
Downy
Elegia
Ex Cops
Fairewell
Fever Dream
Fotoshop
Gems
Georgian Waters
Gloss
Grand Rapids
Grey Zine
Hella Comet
Jaq Gallier
Jessica 93
JUBA
Keep On Dancin’s
Kyte
Life Model
Lights That Change
Lilies On Mars
linea aspera
Lost Secrets
Major Leagues
Miniatures
Monotronaut
Moon King
My Favourite Things
My Violent Ego
Nicole Dollanganger
Noir For Rachel
nothing.existed.
Oh Halo
ondol
Print(the)Seas
Rlmdl
Sad Day For Puppets
Savage Sister
Schonwald
Shelling
Shinies
Shivery Shakes
Silver Swans
Slow Bird
Snoww Crystal
Soviet Soviet
SPC ECO
Suburban Living
swervedriver
Teenage Daydreams
Tender Age
The Blanche Hudson Weekend
The Casket Girls
The Fauns
The Lost Secrets
The Mary Onettes
The Mites
The Noise Tigers
The Novembers
The Oyster Murders
Tideland
Tied to the Branches
Tigers Jaw
TOY
True Gold
Tubelight
Tycho
Vaadat Charigim
Venera 4
Vinyl Storm
VULPIX
Wander
Wolf Collage
きのこ帝国
尿ジョッキさんチーム

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for our Top Tracks of 2013, hitting the airwaves soon!

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