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In the wee small hours of this morning, Mumrunner posted their first-ever music video, for ‘Cascais’. One of several standout tracks from their top-rated Gentle Slopes EP, Mumrunner have added a compelling visual imprint to their already intense musical imprint. And, at least around these studios, Mumrunner has been dominating the charts for compelling new music. It’s great to see such an impressive band stretch their boundaries visually.

The band discussed the genesis of this video: “The idea of the video was to put the band members amongst the scenario and scenery of World War II. The video was shot with an old 16mm film camera from the early 1960s to achieve a similar feeling and picture quality with the used archive material, so it’s hard to tell which shots are old and which are new.”

Director Otto Heikola continued: “The inspiration for the song had come from an actual event in which boyish behaviour led to tragedy. In the music video we decided to do something thematically similar, but on a much larger scale, set in the violent events of World War II, with the band becoming part of the action.”

We can’t tell you why it works. Just as we can’t tell you why Mumrunner can’t fail at producing great music. It just works, and they just do. We’d go so far as to say, Mumrunner is the most compelling new band of the last three years, and every new music announcement is a date to mark on our calendars. Solti has got another winner on their hands.

Follow Mumrunner on Facebook and Twitter, and pick up your own copy of Gentle Slopes at their Bandcamp.

We’re packed. World premiere track from Vlimmer. New sounds from Hazel English, Dead Gaze, Wildhoney, Mercury Girls, Soda Shop, Citrus Clouds (the return!), Arbes, Morning TV, Dani Mari & Chris Miller, SEASHINE, Fern, Matthew & Me, Dear Tracks, Orchin, Petal Head, Tall Pines, The Autumn Sighs, Cruel Summer, Bloodhounds On My Trail, plus some classic remasters from The Emerald Down, and a sneak peak at next week’s stellar release from Mumrunner. We. Are. Packed.

Not to forget last weekend’s new additions, including Half, Wozniak, Makaras Pen, Eros and the Eschaton, Medicine Boy, Queridas, ioi, Fawns of Love, Band Aparte, Dayflower, Babaganouj, A Shoreline Dream, Holi, Lacing, Kindling and much more.

Remember: your vote counts via the DKFM app! Thumbs up / thumbs down in the app helps us to know what stays and what goes. You support the station, you shape the sound.

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 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. 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!

All the new things. Many of them shiny. Mumrunner, Lily of the Valley, Angel Falls, FUTURE (coming soon!), Best Coast, Fever Dream, Mute Swan, 93MillionMilesFromThe Sun, Flyying Colours, Vaadat Charigim, Black Lizard. There’s not much more you need from a weekend.

But we can’t stop, won’t stop. We’re still all about Car Crash Sisters’ new EP, Shana Falana, Cheatahs, Dream Suicides, Kigo, Lights that Change, Casting Circles, White Walls, New Candys, Weed, The California Death, Sonic Jesus and SO much more.

Meantime, while pushing station operations, we’re off to see Surf Club, Jay Som and Them Are Us Too. If you’re not checking out the latest tunes on DKFM, get off your arse and go see a live show! Fill your head with music. It’s an appropriate lifestyle choice.

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.

How much entertainment do you people need?

It’s a huge weekend, with a lot to get to, much of it new to your ears. We kick off the festivities with the brilliant new single from Mumrunner, newly signed to Soliti and finalizing their first full EP. We’ll heavily feature pre-release sounds from both Echodrone and Venera 4. We’re pushing the new LP from A Place to Bury Strangers, the cripplingly beautiful new single from Pallow (and the crown jewel on their new Confined EP), the new singles from FUTURE, Manon Meurt, Morels, Star Tropics, FLVKE, Crystal Shipsss (sooooo good), Similarity, and the long-awaited return of The Spectors, with a proper master of the first track we played from them way back before electricity was harnessed. It’s amazeballs, and so worth the wait. We’re also heavily pushing the self-titled EP from Salsa Cinderella, which is pretty magical in its own right, and the new EP from Lazy Calm, which has a classic 4AD feel in spots. Add in Himmel, lovethislife, Blue Herons, Stellarscope, Swing Hero and Melted Toys, we win the radio.

Won’t stop there. Conheartist, Youthmemory, Ancient Tapes, Makaras Pen, Pinkshinyultrablast, 93millionmilesfromthesun, Wildhoney, Catch the Breeze, Adelaida, Young Lovers and so much more. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

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.

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