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Twas the weekend before DreamGaze, and all through the studio… sorry, /tangent. New Tracks Weekend THIS weekend revolves around headliners Miniatures, whose first single from the LP Jessamines is finally on our air. We’ll keep you posted on the release as it draws near. Plus, we’ll get you the preview of the spectacular Bloody Knives LP, I Will Cut Your Heart Out For This, due next week on Saint Marie Records. They’re on a pretty epic tour starting now-ish, we’d highly recommend catching them if you can! We’ll go deeper into the Nite Fields LP, with the Aussies just wrapping up an impressive Stateside tour. We’ve got new music from The Churchill Garden, Mallets, Choreography, Lost Film (7″ lathe cut single preorders close soon, order yours via The Native Sound label), The Dandelion Graves, Night Shapes, Spicy Ground Floor, a retrospective on the career of A.R. Kane (our interview appearing on these pages shortly), and a whole bunch more!

That’s not to neglect last week’s new additions, including Airiel, Sunflower Bean, A*Star, Rayning, Evvolves, Wintermilk, The Psalms, Bummed, Water Spaniel, Lobby Boys, Fields, Maths and the Moon, Dead White Tulips, Panda Panda, Moon Loves Honey, Mosley Bar, Heads, and Backtraveller. Much, much, much stuff!

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. 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.

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

Austin’s incomparable Bloody Knives released the first single and video for their forthcoming EP, I Will Cut Your Heart Out For This. Tuneful, compelling, bleak, nobody makes an amazingly joyless noise like Bloody Knives. Your closest comparison is A Place To Bury Strangers, and still, this is not that. Signed to Saint Marie Records since forever ago, Bloody Knives have brought a controlled chaos to their output that is strong enough to peel paint from the wall near your hotplate. This single only amplifies the band’s aesthetic, and stakes a claim to dominate the noisier axis of shoegaze in 2016. “Reflection Lies” is all that and a bag of crack. All hail the kings.

Plans for a Spring tour are in the works, including several dates along the West Coast. We’ll keep you posted as we learn them, because we (like you) really don’t want to miss this live show.

Follow Bloody Knives on Facebook and Twitter, and check out their prior releases via Bandcamp.

So much to stuff in, so little time to do it. New Tracks Weekend kicks off with a little-known Los Angeles band, Medicine. These scrappy young upstarts might just make an impact on the scene. You heard it here first.* Follow that up with a metric ton of fresh Plastic Girl in Closet, more from the finally released To The Wedding, Screen Vinyl Image and Bloody Knives, the spooky dream pop of Worries, both newer and older tracks from Chandeen, breaking tracks from Iseult and Sky Between Leaves, and new-to-you sounds from The Blue Hour.

But we won’t stop there! We’re still pushing the most impressive new album from Tennis System, soon to be seen touring the West Coast with Be Forest. Plus pretty much the full epic album from Asalto Al Parque Zoolo?gico, which will grab you by the throat until you submit. Add Sheer, Sound of Ceres, Gazar Strips, Best Friend, Mumrunner, Skeleton Frames, The Away metronidazole online pharmacy Days, Hideous Towns, Weary Heads, Venera 4, Vape, The Microdance, Shimmering Stars, Djokovik, Kori, Shimmery Shakes, Evvolves and a boatload more.

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.

Happy Halloween Weekend!

* We are indeed aware that Medicine are neither little-known, nor young upstarts.

 

BOOM! We’re packing in the new, unreleased, and just-released sounds you’ll only find here. Start with a world premiere from Shallow. Add in pre-release textures from Night School, Blood Candy, Screen Vinyl Image, and Bloody Knives. Sprinkle in the newest colours from Whirr, La Casa al Mare, The Lees of Memory, Flvke, Engineers, Pink Frost, SHEER, Versus People and Lubec. Plus we’ll keep pushing the newest releases from Hearsays, DIV I DED, Bleak House, Curelight Wounds, Stella Diana, A Shoreline Dream, Cre•scen•do, and a whole lot more. We’re here, buckled in, qualified to spin.

UPDATE, late adds: Jimmy Infinity, Blurred City Lights, High Hazels, Children of Leir, Desert Ships… more as it happens.

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.

The unpleasant noise you’re about to hear coming from your radio is not a mistake. In fact, it’s our specialty.

static_waves_2The venerable Saint Marie Records once brings out the crown jewels of their roster: the second in the series of Static Waves compilations lands on November 26th. With 32 tracks from the SMR stable of artists, 23 of them previously unreleased, the Static Waves series has proven to be the best compilation series since 4AD’s This Mortal Coil project.

Last year’s compilation had two previously unreleased tracks that ended up in our Top 50 of 2012: Drowner’s “Breathe” and Tip Top Tellix’s “Counting Days”. A previously released track that also made last year’s Top 50 now appears on Static Waves 2: The History Of Colour TV’s “I Knew It Was Wrong But I Did It Anyway”.

With a bench as deep as Saint Marie Records has, you can be forgiven for thinking that the Static Waves series is perhaps the one must-own disc of any given year. All the stalwarts of our own playlists are here: Lightfoils, Spotlight Kid, Panda Riot, Drowner, Jetman Jet Team, Elika, Nightmare Air, Andrew Saks (formerly Sway), The Blessed Isles, Bloody Knives, Presents for Sally, The High Violets, Resplandor, Scarlet Youth, plus a sneak peak at the forthcoming Strata Florida LP from Louise Trehy (half of 4AD veteran Swallow). And with most of them dropping new and exclusive tracks or unreleased remixes just for this compilation, that’s a compelling argument. With a sale price of $5.98 for the double CD, well, you have no excuse.

Full tracklist follows:

Disc 1

01 Seasurfer / We Run *
02 Jetman Jet Team / Red Wind (Tokyo Mix) *
03 Elika / Moving Faster
04 Drowner / Hide Yer Eyes *
05 Orange Yellow Red / Time Slows Down *
06 Nightmare Air / Icy Daggers
07 Andrew Saks / Farewell To The Hills
08 Tip Top Tellix / So Beautiful Eyes
09 Young Boy / Secret Place
10 Shortwave Broadcaster / Smile *
11 broaddaylight / Three Light Six (2013 Lighter Mix) *
12 The Blessed Isles / Round And Round *
13 The FLIR / It Didn’t Happen *
14 Bloody Knives / Suffocation *
15 Blackstone Rangers / Frozen Echo
16 Presents For Sally / Softly Spoken/Outside Honey *

Disc 2

01 Keith Canisius / Meltdown *
02 Lilies On Mars / For The First 3 Years *
03 The High Violets / Gravity *
04 The History Of Colour TV / I Knew It Was Wrong But I Did It Anyway
05 Resplandor / Feel *
06 Spotlight Kid / Sugar Pills
07 Panda Riot / Good Night, Rich Kids
08 Cloud From The Sea / Ever New *
09 The Spiracles / A Thousand Miles Away *
10 Strata Florida / Automatic *
11 Scarlet Youth / Note For A Stranger *
12 Lotte Kestner / Ties That Bind *
13 The Patience / In Vain
14 Carta / It’s Always As It Always Is *
15 Lightfoils / How It Is
16 We Need Secrets / Swimming Pool *

* Previously Unreleased

Sure, Santa didn’t give us our shiny new Lightfoils teaser, or a fresh track from Tip Top Tellix to match last year’s chart-topper. Small quibble. What is here more than makes up for the loss.

Digital-only release available soon via the usual suspects (iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, eMusic), but the Static Waves 2 CD is available for preorder right now at the Saint Marie Records webstore. And with the $5.98 price tag, it’s a bargain at twice the price. Our highest recommendation.

This weekend, career retrospectives (and new adds) from Coaltar of the Deepers, The Twilight Sad, and Triangulo De Amor Bizarro. NEWEST adds from Colour, Lockets, Bloody Knives, Vrreeb, Sulk, ‘Parks, Squares and Alleys’, Lost in the Fog, Silver Shields, Neon Lights, Saskatchewan, Marriages, The Great Artiste, Still Corners, Mountebank, The Sorry Shop and YAST.

For Live365 listeners, your votes keep these tracks in rotation! Stays or goes, it’s your call. Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. As always, listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, iTunes Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio and associated apps. 5 PM Pacific, and all weekend. It’s like shoegaze and dream pop heaven! Full artist listing follows:

93MillionMilesFromTheSun
Archdukes
Arctic Plateau
Astral
Astreal
BAMBARA
Beach Vacation
Bear in Heaven
Best Friend
Bleach
Bleeding Rainbow
Bloody Knives
Bored Nothing
Center of the Sun
Clube Las Vegas
Coaltar Of The Deepers
COLOUR
Crystal Shipsss
Cult Relic
Deastro
Diving Bells
Dråpe
Dream Trees
Ecovillage
Electric Starlight
Exitmusic
Fake Nails
Fixing Bayonets
future
Harting
His Name Is Codeine
Honeyslide
Implodes
IO Echo
Jetman Jet Team
Judy’s Funeral
kigo
Lockets
Lost In The Fog
Marriages
Medicine
Moist
Mountebank
Neon Lights
Nights
No Joy
Parks, Squares and Alleys
Peace
Permanent Collection
Pink Elephants
Saskatchewan
Sexores
Shallow
Sight Seeing
Silver Shields
Sin Kitty
Skeleton Hands
Sleep Party People
Snowden
Soft As Snow But Warm Inside
Solarein
Souvenir Driver
Still Corners
STRFKR
Sulk
TAPES
Team Ghost
Teenage Filmstars
the Besnard Lakes
The Bordellos
The Great Artiste
The Manticores
The Mites
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Sorry Shop
The Stargazer Lilies
The Telewire
The Twilight Sad
The Vandelles
Towns
Triangulo De Amor Bizarro
Tusindfald
Under Electric Light
Veldt
Venera 4
Vrreeb
Wavr
Weekender
Wild Nothing
Winter
YAST
Youngteam
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