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Thinking it might be a slow weekend for new music, we sort of went into cruise control. Wrong. Always wrong. We have the honor of previewing next week’s release of When The Sun Hits (the band, not the blog, or the classic Slowdive song) on Saint Marie Records. Immersed Within Your Eyes drops next week, and you can hear why SMR was rightly buzzed about these Nottingham lads. But, more. Former members of Solar Powered People banded together to lay down a heavy foundation and new tunes. Modesto’s MidNightSun is experimenting with heavy shoegaze feels, and is on the lookout for a vocalist to complement the epic haze. You’ll want to hear what this crew has been up to. But so much more… Black Needle Noise, Swimming Tapes (pictured, above), Seeing Hands, Palm Haze, No Kill, Lacing, Death Bells, Auburn Lull (new album landed today!), Silver Liz, 93millionmilesfromthesun, PolyAnna, Outward, Burn The Louvre, The Orchids, Volunteer Cheerleader, Ella Atlas, Alvvays, The Prids, Sun Colony, and choice cuts from the new TBTCI compilation celebrating the Psychedelic Furs. OH! And the new single from The Morelings. Having heard advance of the album, this seems like a next-level effort, and we’re looking forward to the official release.

Let’s not forget last weekend’s new tracks, including Infinity Girl’s swan song, L.A. Witch, The City Gates, Echoes, Indrive, Debrider, Cold Beat, Wild Arrows, Baker Island, Bruise Pristine, Changelings, SALES, No Honeymoon and WYWY. All picked at the peak of freshness.

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!

BOOM! goes the dynamite. Ex-Superdrag crew brings you The Lees of Memory, some of the tastiest sound we’ve heard in ages, and we’re forcing it on you. You’re welcome. From Spain, new sounds from April Fool’s Day that’ll take you right back to 1992. From Paris, Des Ames Libres will chill you to the bone. Gingerlys continue to impress, wild new music from Ummagma, plus Camp Jesus, an impressive debut from Malka, Flyying Colours finally bring us more, and The Casket Girls graduate to the next level of awesome. New music from Black is Bright, The Great Wilderness, Sisu, the brilliance of Forsaken Autumn and The Earth Earth (from the Muso Planet compilation, found here) more from the brand new Solar Powered People album, plus Active Child and a boatload of Man Without Country. It’s an all-weekend party. You’re responsible for bringing chips, we’ve got the rest.

As usual, fun begins at 7 pm Eastern, 4 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. 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
April Fool’s Day
Au Revoir Simone
Baby Formula
Bailter Space
Black Hearted Brother
black is bright
Camp Jesus
Cobalt Cranes
crisis arm
Dark Bells
Day Ravies
Dear Baby Deer
Des Ames Libres
Field Mouse
Flyying Colours
Forsaken Autumn
Golden Gardens
Kitchens Of Distinction
Klimt 1918
Lanterns on the Lake
Lights That Change
Lost in the Fog
Man Without Country
One Hundred Percent
Penguins from Alaska
Regular John
Rev Rev Rev
shimmering stars
Silver Swans
Snow Mantled Love
Solar Powered People
Tape Deck Mountain
Tegan Northwood
The Amount Of Light We Give Off
The Autumns
The Casket Girls
The Great Wilderness
The Last Port
The Lees Of Memory
The Manticores
The Open Feel
The Rainy Afternoons
The Stargazer Lilies
Under the Wire
Veil Veil Vanish
Viscous Liquid
White Flashes

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:

Bailter Space
Baltic Girls
Berserker Children Club
Black Hearted Brother
Black Ribbons
crisis arm
Curelight Wounds
Dark Bells
Day Ravies
Deaf Club
Driftwood Drones
Exit Calm
Field Mouse
Flower Festival
Foreign Television
Ghost Wave
Human Colonies
Joanna Gruesome
Keep Shelly In Athens
Lanterns On The Lake
Lights That Change
Mad Nurse
Makaras Pen
Mazzy Star
Memory Ghost
Mystery Machine
Nevermind Me
No Middle Name
Omega Vague
One Hundred Percent
Penguins from Alaska
Power Pyramid
Siamese Twins
Silver Swans
Slow Coda
Soft Shadows
Solar Powered People
Star Horse
Suffering Astrid
Surf City
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
Venera 4
Young Galaxy

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

spp-coverTHIS Wednesday night at 8 Eastern, 5 Pacific, DKFM is extremely proud to present a World Premiere of the new single from Solar Powered People. The new album, The Scars We Own, releases imminently to Kickstarter contributors, with a wider release to follow. We’ve been waiting on this one for rather a long time now. Wanna know what our studio’s been buzzing buy flagyl in the uk about for weeks now? This is it!

New to DKFM? Multiple ways to tune in.
Listen via Live365 here: http://www.live365.com/stations/djdecay
Listen via TuneIn Radio here: http://tunein.com/radio/DKFM-Shoegaze-Radio-s193842/
And, as always, find us on “iTunes Internet Radio” under ‘Eclectic’.

If you love the song, you’re gonna love the album. And Solar Powered People have been doing it like they own it for years now. Welcome back, boys!

School starts up soon for some, not until September for others. As we approach the last solid month of summer vacation, we present to you our list of the top ten essential summer sounds, suitable for loading up on your iPod and heading to the mountains, or the beach perhaps. We guarantee you’ll find something to fall in love with.

10. Trementina – “Not Everybody It’s the Same”, “Makes Me Think”, “Over All”.
Three whole songs, broken into two separate releases, this is one of the most promising debuts of any band from any nation. Worth seeking out. You’ll join their fan club in no time. Free download via Latino America Shoegaze, also on the band’s Soundcloud page.

9. Landing – II. Celebrating their 15-year anniversary, Landing does what they do. They do it better than everyone else. Start a groove, build and build upon it, and before you know, you’re hooked. It’s their world, we’re just living in it. Climb on, strap in, take the ride. Landing – II available only on cassette during their summer tour (victory lap?), will be available for wider release on their Bandcamp when they return home.

8. Tape Waves – Tape Waves EP. At first listen, it may seem slight. Jarod Weldin and Kim Hart deliver dream pop hooks with lilt and nuance (and just a hint of Twin Peaks-style dreaminess). Take it to the beach at dusk for maximum impact.

7. Grand Resort – Memory Loss EP. Fresh this month, and seriously sparkly. Jangly guitars and propulsive rhythms carry you away on a wash of melody. Another one we didn’t see coming until it wouldn’t let go.

6. Weekend – Jinx. Sure, it’s designed to reach a mass audience. Sure, it’s more post-punk than shoegaze. Weekend had some big aspirations with this, and they met the challenge. Sure to please the indie kids, the shoegaze-heads, and not offend your mom. Probably.

5. Wild Smiles – Take Me Away EP. These folks write some of the most compelling lo-fi tunes you’ll ever hear. We waited for this one, and it was worth it. Don’t be surprised if your toes start tapping and your head starts bobbing. It’s out of your control. Give in. Wickedly infectious.

4. True Widow – Circumambulation. Dirty. Fuzzy. Scuzzy. Repetitive. Insistent. There’s nothing fresh about this sound, it’s more like a stale, claustrophobic room with the drapes drawn. But you just can’t leave. Yeah, it’s like that. ‘Stonegaze’ is their sound, and they’ve mastered it. You’ve got to hand it to a band that sets their own rules and follows no trend. Aggressively priced for eMusic members at $3.92.

3. Picnic – The Weather’s Fine. Dense, dreamy, textured, lovely. A surprise staple that crept into rotation and hung on. It’s a beautiful dreamscape to visit, you’ll want to move there if you could.

2. Pity Sex – Feast of Love. You might be tempted to dismiss a release that came with this much hype attached before the actual release. Pity Sex BROUGHT IT, and proved the doubters wrong. Angular and chaotic at times, but compelling, always.

1. suā – Twins EP. With “Welcome” and “Twins” acting as cornerstones, this EP sometimes softly caresses, sometimes sandpapers you, but always demands your attention and admiration. The band has no weak links, their songwriting has become stellar, and they don’t compromise. That’s good news for the rest of us. Brooklyn owns the summer, if not the year, in 2013.

What will the fall bring? Look forward to The Stargazer Lilies new album, possible new DIIV, long-awaited Solar Powered People, new music from Crisis Arm, more from Nothing, plus Slowdive’s Neil Halstead and Seefeel’s Mark Van Hoen collaborate on their new project, Black Hearted Brother, offered here:

Happy listening, and here’s to a great year in shoegaze and dream pop music!