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We control the weekend. We expedite the awesome. We polish the newness. As anticipated, we’re all over the new release from Brilliant Beast, one of our most anticipated of the year. And, as we also anticipated, they do not disappoint. Did we say anticipated enough? But we also go long with another special release: Star Tropics’ Lost World just dropped, and it’s likely to burn up iPods all summer. This is the sound of summer, and we can’t recommend it enough. But we’re also bumping the long-form release of Grabbel and the Final Cut, now out in its entirety as an LP. We’re also pushing Agent Blå, New Youth, Overlake, Saccades, We, the Pigs, Beach Fossils, Everso, Caterwall (new lineup, modified sound), Guest Directors and so much more. And of course we’re boosting the first new music from The Daysleepers in ages. Both a welcome return to form, and a graduation to the next level, “Creation” is a fuzzy, watery gem. Again, more music than hours in the weekend. We’ll keep you company, day and night.

But we’ve not forgotten last weekend’s fresh freshness, including DEAFCULT, Blankenberge (interview coming soooooon), Shrike, Parábolas del Bosque, The Bilinda Butchers, Black Sea. The Starlight Run. Foxxxy Mulder. Jessica93. uvii (formerly Ultraviolet). Battery Point. Paper Daggers. Houseplants. Ancient Tapes. Marker. All the new. Plus we’re tossing in a rarity: first wave ‘gazers Moving Holiday, with a DKFM remaster of one of their classic tracks. Because we literally couldn’t hold off till the next Classics and Rarities show.

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!

When you think you’ve hit a lull on quality new music, boom. There’s a whole bunch of fresh material awaiting your attention. New releases from station favorites Taffy (pictured), You’ll Never Get to Heaven, and Shimmer, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Pre-release awesomeness from Afor Gashum and Clustersun, and the newest sounds from Somewhere, Hypersleep, d.e.b.b.i.e., The Age of Colored Lizards, Dead Leaf Echo, The Daysleepers, tashaki miyaki, Slowly, and Den-Mate. And that’s just the stuff we can remember.

Add all that onto last week’s haul, including Monster Movie, Danxia, Dear Baby Deer, Slowdive, Figmennt, Seasurfer, Hater, Whimsical, Trementina, Fotoform, Slow Crush, Moon Loves Honey, Holygram… packed in tight.

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. 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!

24 June 2014. That’s the last time we heard new music from Jeff Kandefer’s The Daysleepers. The single, “Dream Within a Dreamworld” was big news then, and we wrote it up as such, saying, “Let’s hope this is the first of much new music to come.” Fast forward nearly three years later, and it finally seems we have much to look forward to. The first hint: a classic Smiths cover is released this Friday. And we have the world broadcast premiere on Wednesday afternoon. While we’d usually not get our hopes up too high, it would seem this is just a taster for a full forthcoming album. A release date is not yet set, but The Daysleepers Creation LP will follow several single releases over the coming months. This is no fluke, nor is it small news. It seems Kandefer and Co. have finally settled into their own recording studio, getting everything dialed in, and have promised that “…the best is yet to come.”  Given the evidence thus far, we’d be hard pressed to disagree.

DKFM is proud to roll out the world broadcast premiere of the new Daysleepers single in the noon hour, PDT (3 pm Eastern), and you’ll surely hear it on our air a great deal going forward. And we couldn’t be more excited to hear what comes next!

Website/blog might not have arrived yet, but When The Sun Hits blog has two classic interviews, from 2010 and 2013, to catch up on while we wait for the new news.

CoverIf you were caught napping this week, or were relying on Facebook for your band updates, you may well have missed the long-awaited release of a new single from Jeff Kandefer’s The Daysleepers on June 24th. A dreamy slice of pop, not entirely like Drowned in a Sea of Sound, but still featuring many of the original flourishes that made that album a cornerstone of any dream pop library.

While The Daysleepers admit they’re a fully independent entity, relying solely on word-of-mouth to get the word out, it’s still a surprise that the band’s Facebook page appears to have been abandoned since 2010, and links to an expired domain. Still, the first rumbles from these revered dreampoppers will start tongues wagging immediately.

“Dream Within a Dreamworld” is available for purchase via iTunes, eMusic, CDBaby, and will start its rotation on our air tonight. Welcome back, friends! Let’s hope this is the first of much new music to come.

Stay updated with The Daysleepers via their Blogspot site, which includes lyrics and recording notes.