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Over the weekend, Seattle’s most respected musician and producer debuted the first single from his upcoming third full LP, Lost in Slow Motion, releasing April 29th. Erik Blood’s “Quiet” is a most unusual creature, in that it seems to present a dream pop anthem (two terms you don’t generally see together). Simultaneously released with a video produced by Kyle Porter of Unsound America, the visual layers overlap in much the same way Erik Blood’s sonic elements overlap, merge, then disconnect. Layers of synth wash set warm tones, chimes add tasteful sparkle, and slowly building choruses give way to a grimy guitar flourish at song’s end, punctuating the proceedings.

Erik Blood’s “Quiet” is now available for free download via his Soundcloud site, and will genuinely pique your curiosity as to how the album will unfold. Lost in Slow Motion is available 29 April, 2016, on vinyl through Homeskillet Records, and on cassette from No Genre Tapes.

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We are weekending. We’ve dense-packed some real sparklers to shimmer in the summer haze. We’re long Spain’s Ghost Transmission, and we’re finally pushing the full LP from the PNW’s sonic kingpin Erik Blood, with the impressive Touch Screens. But there’s so much more on offer this weekend, including new music from Thrushes, Everything Fades, Beach House, some bloody epic bangers from Bristol’s Milk Teeth, new textures from Noir For Rachel, a fresh cover tune from Kindling, a sonic poke from Chromatics, a fresh new track from Daydream Cathedral, Sundara Karma, Communions, the return of Morning Harvey, and some tasty indie crossover from Grave School. Not content to rest there, we’ll be tossing out a few tracks from the impressive charity compilation series, Rock Back for Nepal. Purchase proceeds from this sprawling three-volume project help to rebuild destroyed neighborhoods and lives following the Nepalese disaster, and the number of luminaries signed on to help is most impressive.

Of course we’re still pushing new music from Season of Strangers, Tamaryn, Pure Phase Ensemble 4 feat. Mark Gardener, Presents for Sally, Static Daydream, Shallow, Makaras Pen, VHS Dream, Angel Falls, Dream Suicides and a whole bunch more.

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. 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.

When you think you run outta great music, wait, there’s another!

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