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Amidst a wash of new releases, we’re also beset with difficulties with our carrier network, which is collapsing and restarting servers along the chain. We soldier on. The new LP from Elsa (pictured above), plus the long-awaited return of PARLOUR (if it seems like it’s been years, you’re not far wrong). New music from Palm Haze, The Smilies, The Stargazer Lilies, WIDOWSPEAK, Intenna, Justine Never Knew the Rules, Black Sea, Acaena Eterna, FOREVR (genre shift in full effect, we’ll try to shuffle in the most relevant material), HuanHuan, Previous Love, Thud, Todos tus tanques soviéticos and much more. We’ll leave the light on for you, light a candle for us.

Not to neglect last weekend’s fresh additions, including Lowtide, Softsurf, Knifeplay, Crash City Saints, The Sorry Shop, Wildhoney, Todavia, The Luxembourg Signal, Surf Rock is Dead, Lazy Legs, Deerhoof, Soda Lilies, IO Echo, Alvvays, Honeyspider, Pure Ghost, Pia Fraus, Fringe, Walking Misery, Mossbreaker, Flying Cape Experience, thelakesidedrive and more. Booked, packed, overbooked.

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: listeners can vote thumbs-up/thumbs-down on all the new tracks, helping us determine what graduates to permanent rotation. Your voice counts! 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, as we’re 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!

NEW. We’ve got the new. Starting with the brand new single from Angel Falls, with a cover of a classic Spell 336 track. Full of magic and sparkle, sure to tug at your heartstrings. New music from No Joy, in advance of the new album (and tour). Two tracks from the just-released Gloo by Edmonton’s Slow Girl Walking, dropped yesterday. A sneak preview of Dark Narrows‘ self-titled LP. These Marylanders are doing some interesting things with sound and songcraft. Plus long-awaited new sounds from Blush Response, a taste of Makaras Pen, dream-laden psych flavorings from Portland’s SWEATERS, a healthy dash of Shalloboi’s new album hopelessly, completely, the new single from Dawn Gazers, music from Point Being, a withering demo from Withershins, , sweet new classics from Borders of Sleep, and the elegaic new EP from Jett Brando (ex All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors). Then, for your dark night of the soul, we’ll spill a few dreambroken tracks from Feverdreamt, whose new album Terban Te Ban is released April 10th on Blackjack Illuminist Records. Even at this late hour, we’re still heavy pushing in new tracks for first air this weekend, including radio edits of two shiny Vibrissae tracks, and the hazybeautiful new release from Elsa.

But be assured, we’re still heavy pushing the new music from Depth & Current, Hot Glass, Gleam, Since Always, the wickedly wondrous Native Lights, Winnebago, Venera 4, Monster Treasure, Light FM, Winter, Zeroine, Foliage, The Union Trade and MUCH 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.

So, wish us luck. Prior New Tracks Weekend programs have been fully “scripted” in advance, and we’d always known what to expect. Now with our live-to-air and live-to-automation-to-air systems, we have none clue how this will come out. Hard cues for top of the hour, artist and track separation rules, it’s enough to give a team ulcers. If we wind up off air in the middle of the night, you’ll know why. The DMCA is an unforgiving god.

We’d like to thank Amazon Japan for the much-anticipated God’s Dream from Ringo Deathstarr. Also new to the New Tracks Weekend extravaganza are sounds from Breeze, Clarence Mayhew, Cóndor Jet, Conheartist, Creaks, Dum Dum Girls, Elsa, The Eternal, Excusers, Flame, Hollow Boys, Human Colonies, Hush Pup, La Maniobra de Q, Living Phantoms, Lunaire, The Moas, Monomyth, niño naranja, rain pants, Sleepover, Surf Club, The Village, Threading and much more.

Just to add one more layer of confusion, we’ll start this party at midnight PST (3 am Eastern), and continue through Sunday at midnight. If this works. 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. 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern), til we switch off the lights Sunday night. And, as of this moment, commercial-free everywhere! So, happy birthday to you!

Remember, we’re live-scrobbling our weekend just like we do our weekdays, so you can keep up with all the tracks being played if you missed an artist or song title. Just refresh our last.fm page here, and you’re fully informed!

Have you ever heard the term “failover”? We have now. We don’t like it.