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When there’s so much new music to promote that we can’t even keep our dates straight? That’s a helluva month. And we’re topping last week already (but we’ll keep dates accurate this time). Airiel and Miniatures headline. Both albums dropping soon, surely you’ve preordered by now? But we’ve also been granted a few choice cuts from The Morelings debut LP, dropping next week. If we haven’t gotten you excited about Same Century yet, you may be listening to the wrong station. Plus, new music from Kindling, Lazy Day, Leones, Pink Milk, Poolshop, DoZzz, Medicine (not technically new, but the reissue counts), Tangible Rays, Citrus Clouds, Corasandel, Biltmore Dive, Magic Mountain, Cascadia Fault Line, FireFly, Outward, Bright As Yellow, Close Encounter, Wild Meadows, Swanhoppers, and the ever-sparkling Makaras Pen, in advance of their forthcoming EP. Plus, we’ll drag out a few classic chestnuts from Plums, who bring the jangle. Done and done!

That’s not to overlook last weekend’s new treasures, including MidNightSun, When The Sun Hits, Black Needle Noise, Swimming Tapes, Seeing Hands, Palm Haze, No Kill, Lacing, Death Bells, Auburn Lull, Silver Liz, 93millionmilesfromthesun, PolyAnna, Outward, Burn The Louvre, The Orchids, Volunteer Cheerleader, Ella Atlas, Alvvays, The Prids, Sun Colony and more! More music than weekend, naturally.

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!

Can you hear me now? How about now? If you can hear this broadcast, congratulations! You’re one of the lucky ones.

We’re caught in the middle of an epic legal battle between two multibillion-dollar music companies fighting over Taylor Swift royalties, though we have quite little to do with either of them, and wouldn’t put their music on air if you paid us to. But, long story short, much of Canada and a swath of U.S. listeners have been unable to reach us for the last 48 hours. Awesome. Whether it be a blockage of our app, or the takedown from TuneIn Radio, it’s been a difficult week. We have several stopgaps in place that should fix the problem for most affected listeners, starting today. It seems sad that this is a battle we should have to re-litigate after 2015, but here we are. The major labels would prefer you didn’t hear indie artists, or shoegaze/dreampop music, and they’d prefer we not play them for you. It’s a zero-sum game where everyone (especially indie bands and labels) loses. We appreciate all you have done to support our efforts thus far, and we’ll keep you posted through the chaos.

If you’re lucky enough to hear us on the app, New Tracks Weekend is incredibly proud to be able to bring you fresh new music from Miniatures, The Blessed Isles, Mumrunner, Dead Leaf Echo, VHS Dream, Youth Pool, Lazy Legs, Champanes, Teen Body, These Sonic Waves, The New Tigers, Rain, Nothing, and whatever the hell else we can fit in. One foot in front of the other, one eye over our shoulder.

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!

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!

What began as a simple idea of a few shoegaze and dream pop bands coming together to do a tribute to The Cure (shortly after Robert Smith’s birthday, no less) evolved as a premise. What had been a tribute show in a small venue became a much more ambitious festival, showcasing the talents of the genre’s best bands. Jack from Contrast originally pitched the idea to like-minded musicians, and now Gabriel Lewis of critical favorites Lowtide has built a sprawling bill that looks to be the biggest collection of talent since Part Time Punks’ Shoegaze Festival in LA three years ago. We caught up with a few of the principals from Lowtide, Miniatures and Hideous Towns in this, our first-in-a-series spotlight on what is now known as Roogaze 2015 on May 9th in Melbourne, Australia.


DKFM: How did you get involved in this incredible festival?

Gabriel Lewis, Lowtide: This show is the result of two gig ideas merging. One was for a smaller tribute night (hence the sub-heading on the artwork – there may be covers but it’s no longer an essential thing to do, although I think all bands are still trying to learn songs) which got the ball rolling, and I’ve always wanted to put on a big show given how many bands were popping up. I felt they really needed a way to celebrate what a rich, and supportive scene there is here with some kind of showcase.
Chris MacLean, Hideous Towns: Jack from Contrast came up with the initial idea after missing a similar style gig while he was overseas. There was a ridiculous level of interest immediately within the Melbourne band circle, so I guess we were just there at the right time along with everyone else, so psyched about being a part of it!!
Ché Walden, Miniatures: The idea was initially thrown about on Facebook and we immediately jumped aboard the hype train, I guess we were lucky enough to get in early!

DKFM: Have you ever been involved in a shoegaze-specific event of this size?

Chris MacLean, Hideous Towns: Not at all. We’ve had the pleasure of playing with all of the Melbourne bands on this lineup but never in one huge show so this is super badass. The fact that a bunch of interstate bands that are absolutely killing it are involved as well just makes it all the more exciting.
Ché Walden, Miniatures: There was a similar event a few months back for Australia Day, insofar as it was a bunch of psych/gazey bands playing for most of an afternoon and night. This however feels like the first to our knowledge to be really organised by the bands and, to be honest, for the bands.
Gabriel Lewis, Lowtide: Not at all. Locally, shows are usually more genre blended for better attendance. I’m hoping that a narrower focused field will be able put a bigger spotlight on the scene. I wanted to hold a mirror up to the bands and say, “Look how amazing you are. You should be proud!”. I’m convinced that the strength of the lineup alone can get a great turnout.

DKFM: Are you familiar with the other bands on the bill, and who are you most looking forward to seeing?

Ché Walden, Miniatures:  It’s crazy, we love every other band on the bill and have played with a few of them many times before. It’s actually becoming a bit of a circle jerk in places. Chris our bassplayer is the guitarist from Hideous Towns, Jack from Contrast is filling in with Luna Ghost, I’ve also started playing bass for Bloodhounds on my Trail.  Lots of people are kinda pulling double duty now and we love it. I feel like if we had anything as cruel as the UK music press from the 90’s paying attention to us, they’d be tearing us apart! Personally I’m stoked about Day Ravies making it down for the show, although it’s gonna be great to see Kigo live for the first time.
Chris MacLean, Hideous Towns: Yeah for sure, this list forms the majority of my favourite Australian acts of the last couple of years. I’m not as familiar with Miners as most of the others so really pumped to see them, as well as Blush Response and kigo who I haven’t seen live before.
Gabriel Lewis, Lowtide: I’ve seen all the bands except Blush Response, so am especially excited to see them. I’ll definitely be excited to see all the interstate bands playing in the same room. I’m amazed it was all able to fall together like this!

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DKFM: Do you think it’s possible to pull off an event like this again?

Chris MacLean, Hideous Towns: I don’t see why not. In my biased mind I can see this being an easy highlight gig of the year, for us as a band and myself as a fan, so if it’s well attended and the venue is happy then it would be cool to see more stuff like this happen again. That would be so dope actually, I don’t really like proper festivals and we never get to play any haha!
Ché Walden, Miniatures: Absolutely! It seems to have come together so easily, simply from the idea to putting it together. I guess we’re fortunate here to have places like The Tote that are willing to go along with something this crazy and just say “Yes”!
Gabriel Lewis, Lowtide: I guess we’ll see how this one goes before considering that. But the amount of bands I had to leave off was really frustrating, so there’s definitely enough talent for another!

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DKFM: Do you realize that fans around the world are right now looking at Australia, and talking about THIS event? How does that make you feel?

Gabriel Lewis, Lowtide: I’m pretty surprised, to be honest. I’ve had my head down trying to get this across the line so I didn’t even think about this registering on the global shoegaze community’s radar. Pretty stoked!
Chris MacLean, Hideous Towns: I hadn’t stopped to consider that, but I suppose friends and I are always doing the same thing from their perspective about rad shows in the US or UK or something so yeah why wouldn’t they be, we’ve got a lot of bands here to be jealous of! I’m sure we’d all be keen to take it overseas if someone was willing to get involved bread-wise, maybe some day!
Ché Walden, Miniatures: Bizarre. Down here when you’re a fan of the bands and musical subcultures that we are, you’ve grown up/come up looking outwards, looking backwards, to the 90’s, to times and places we (generally) never saw etc. So the idea of the tables being turned, if only briefly is pretty humbling! I still find it hard to believe that what we have is unique, if it is. Like, surely doesn’t every big city have this? A bunch of bands that like each others music and play together regularly with hardly any competitiveness etc? If not, then we’re luckier than I realised.

Lucky indeed. This event seems to have made an even bigger splash overseas as word of Roogaze 2015 (and this lineup) has spread. Keep an eye on the event page for details, and stay tuned to DKFM for our updates!

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More to come…

We are the purveyors of new. This weekend, no exception. Brand new track from Cre•scen•do debuted on Spin Magazine this week (we’ve got that!), plus the newest from The Daysleepers, Static in Verona, The History of Colour TV, Sighs, Schonwald, Miniatures, Let’s be Loveless, Taffy, Kid Foguete, Clustersun, Allusondrugs, The Watchmakers, We Keep the City Running, Jubilee Courts, Jekyll, Пожар, and a few classics from Incense. Plus we’re still tweaking your ears with previews of the forthcoming Lightfoils Hierarchy LP, and Highlands’ Dark Matter Traveler, both out next month.

By the way: it’s June 27-29. (ed.)

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. Lineup as follows:

Ablebody
Aerofall
Allusondrugs
Asalto al Parque Zoologico
Asobi Seksu
ATOMBOMB
Bear State
beko
Beverly
Black Twig
Bleak Boys
Bleak House
Blonde Redhead
Bloodhounds on My Trail
Bloom
Bolywool
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Capsules
Ceremony
Cheri Cheri Jaguar
Chicago Toys
The City
Clustersun
Comet Control
Contrast
Craft Spells
Cre•scen•do
Crown the Invisible
Cult Classic
The Daysleepers
Dead Dream
The Death of Pop
drifterswift
duplodeck
Elastic Sleep
The Enters
Esben and the Witch
Fabrica de Pastas
Fait
Fantasyprom
Fear of Men
Fixing Bayonets
The Florist
Flyying Colours
For Tracy Hyde
The Fresh & Onlys
Fury Things
Gazar Strips
Ghost Lake
Gleemer
Glintshake
Glish
Heathers
High/Low
Highlands
The History of Colour TV
Horrors
Howling Bells
I Am Your Captain
Incense
Indigo la end
iris
JAGUWAR
Jetman Jet Team
Jubilee Courts
Kaela Sinclair
Kaleidoscopes
Kigo
Lava Lite
Lemon’s Chair
Let’s Be Loveless
Lightfields
Lightfoils
Lights that Change
LLLL
Lone Poets
Lowtide
Luha
Mark Gardener
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
Mercury’s Antennae
Mercy Fist
Milky White
Miniatures
Movienite
My Red Dress
Neuman
Nevermind Me
Night Flowers
Odonis Odonis
The Only Ghost in Town
Otoño
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Pallow
Paris Ohio
penguin airways
People of Nothing
Pink Elephants
Pinkshinyultrablast
Plastic Girl in Closet
POLA
Power Pyramid
Privacy//Policy
R.M. Hendrix
Rachel Goswell
Redspencer
Romeo Moon
Sand
Savage Sister
Save Switzerland
Schonwald
Seasurfer
Selekhov
Serfs
Sexores
Shallow
Sharon Van Etten
Shelling
Shunkan
Sighs
Sleep Party People
Slowness
Snakadaktal
SoulSonic
Stagnant Pools
Star Horse
The Starlight Run
Static in Verona
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Surfing
Taffy
Tape Waves
Tender Age
Tennis System
Thought Forms
Towns
The Twilight Sad
Ummagma
VANIISH
VANITY
The Watchmakers
Water Spaniel
We Keep the City Running
We Miss the Earth
White Blush
The Wildest Smiling Faces
Wildhoney
Wolf Alice
Wozniak
Пожар
宇宙ネコ子とラブリーサマーちゃん

There’s more to life than shoegaze you know. But not much more.

Leftovers are for suckers. We bring the new. Shiny new treats from Brief Candles, Cull, Miniatures, Soundwire, Hammock, Cascadia, Slow Bird, Alaskus, cockamamie, Vicent Martin, Soundwave, Jaq Gallier and more!

We’re underway at 8 pm Eastern, 5 Pacific Friday night, continuing 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:

Active Child
Alaskus
April Fool’s Day
Baby Formula
black is bright
Bloody Knives
Boardwalk
Boy King Islands
Braves
Brief Candles
Camp Jesus
Cascadia
Cemeteries
cockamamie
Cull
Dark Bells
Darkrs
Dead Electric
Delay Trees
Des Ames Libres
Doc Aquatic
Elastic Sleep
Electric Low
Elika
Exlovers
Fixing Bayonets
Flyying Colours
Forsaken Autumn
Frankie Rose
Gingerlys
Girls
Golden Gardens
Hammock
Heaven’s Gate
Honeysulk
Jaq Gallier
Jetman Jet Team
Judy’s Funeral
Klimt 1918
LeftBeehive
Lights That Change
lkffct
Lost in the Fog
Lovesliescrushing
Luna Ghost
Mad Titan
Malka
Man Without Country
Miniatures
Mirror Travel
No Joy
One Hundred Percent
Orange Yellow Red
Pale Pools
Paper Lights
PARLOUR
Regular John
Resplandor
Rev Rev Rev
Satchmode
schonwald
Seasurfer
Shocking Pinks
Silver Swans
Sisu
Skinny Dream
Slow Bird
solar powered people
Soundwave
Soundwire
Spacegirl
Strata Florida
Sun Glitters
Tennis System
The Amount Of Light We Give Off
The Casket Girls
THE EARTH EARTH
The Great Wilderness
The High Violets
The Lees Of Memory
THREADING
Ummagma
Vapour Night
Veil Veil Vanish
Velveteen
VICENT MARTIN
Viscous Liquid
Weary Heads
Worries

Now larger than ever before, we ought to just run the new stuff all week! It starts with new Solar Powered People, The Stargazer Lilies and Day Ravies. Add to that fresh sounds from old favorites Miniatures and Glaswen, plus Lanterns on the Lake, Swandive, The Last Port, Beliefs, Bailter Space, Silver Swans, Fantasyprom, Zeit, and several classics from The Autumns. We really can’t fit it all in, whatever spills over the edge is yours to keep!

You know the drill! Fun begins at 8 pm Eastern, 5 Pacific Friday night, continuing 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 and for iPhone/Android/Windows. 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern), til we switch off the lights Sunday night. Full alpha artist listing follows:

(Yukari)
Bailter Space
Baltic Girls
BEARS GARDEN
Beliefs
Berlina
Berserker Children Club
Black Hearted Brother
Black Ribbons
Blouse
Chasms
Cocobeurre
crisis arm
Cull
Curelight Wounds
Cuushe
Dark Bells
Daughter
Day Ravies
Deaf Club
Devotional
dirt
dreamweapon
Driftwood Drones
Drowner
Dummy
Edweena
Exit Calm
Fantasyprom
Field Mouse
Flower Festival
Foreign Television
Germ
Ghost Wave
Gingerlys
Glaswen
Guitar
Heathers
Hookworms
Human Colonies
Joanna Gruesome
Keep Shelly In Athens
Lanterns On The Lake
Leveret
Lights That Change
Loomer
loopooloo
Mad Nurse
Makaras Pen
Mazzy Star
Memory Ghost
Miniatures
Moiss
Mystery Machine
Nevermind Me
No Middle Name
Oeil
ohnomoon
Omega Vague
One Hundred Percent
Penguins from Alaska
Power Pyramid
Siamese Twins
Silver Swans
Sisu
Slow Coda
Soft Shadows
Solar Powered People
SPC ECO
Star Horse
Stumbleine
Suffering Astrid
Surf City
Swandive
Teenage Daydreams
The Autumns
the band in Heaven
The Foreign Resort
The Last Port
The Manticores
The Naked And Famous
The Radiant Sounds of Dust
The Rainy Afternoons
The Stargazer Lilies
Tropic of Cancer
TV Ghost
Velochrome
Venera 4
Winkie
Wishbeard
withershins
Young Galaxy
Yuck
Zeit

And don’t forget Trending Top 40 on Sunday night! Your votes always count on DKFM.