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Amidst a wash of new releases, we’re also beset with difficulties with our carrier network, which is collapsing and restarting servers along the chain. We soldier on. The new LP from Elsa (pictured above), plus the long-awaited return of PARLOUR (if it seems like it’s been years, you’re not far wrong). New music from Palm Haze, The Smilies, The Stargazer Lilies, WIDOWSPEAK, Intenna, Justine Never Knew the Rules, Black Sea, Acaena Eterna, FOREVR (genre shift in full effect, we’ll try to shuffle in the most relevant material), HuanHuan, Previous Love, Thud, Todos tus tanques soviéticos and much more. We’ll leave the light on for you, light a candle for us.

Not to neglect last weekend’s fresh additions, including Lowtide, Softsurf, Knifeplay, Crash City Saints, The Sorry Shop, Wildhoney, Todavia, The Luxembourg Signal, Surf Rock is Dead, Lazy Legs, Deerhoof, Soda Lilies, IO Echo, Alvvays, Honeyspider, Pure Ghost, Pia Fraus, Fringe, Walking Misery, Mossbreaker, Flying Cape Experience, thelakesidedrive and more. Booked, packed, overbooked.

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!

SO packed, much new, very reverb. That’s what our weekend is like, how about yours? We’ve got today’s freshly birthed single from Tokyo’s LLLL, out now on the Zoom Lens label. We’ve got The Stargazer Lilies’ Part Time Punks Session, but ours is ‘goosed’, in the way only we can, for maximum impact (nobody else has this version!). The sparkling new LP from Blonde Tongues, Safe Like Silk In Polyester Sheets. We’ll go deep with that, too. Need more new? We’ve got Andrew Younker’s just-released LP of dreamy confections, plus Dot Dash, Blue Bombay, Fawns of Love’s new single, Moon Loves Honey, Fools Ferguson (three impressive courses you haven’t heard yet!), new music from Human Colonies, Citrus Clouds, Soft Lashes, Manorlady, the return of Cherry Crush, plus Monster Movie’s new single (full album preorders now), Sadfields, The Churchill Garden, Walking Misery… surely there’s more we’ve forgot!

Add to that last weekend’s fresh treasures, including The Cherry Wave, Tangible Rays, Devilish Dear, Rayning, Sonic Visions, Movie Brian, Vlimmer, Project Diem, L-space, Doodle, and Lucky+Love. Packed, I tell you.

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!

We’ve survived a major software upgrade at the network, so that we can bring you the freshest, shiniest sounds. We roll out the sparkly, compelling debut from Austin’s Blushing, already causing commotion in these studios. We couldn’t recommend them more highly. We’ve got newborn sounds from The Stargazer Lilies, Manisnotabird (used to be Man is Not a Bird, so that’ll cause some head-scratching), Ummagma, Group Photos, Waterfall, Brisbane’s grungy Figures, Tel Aviv’s Screens 4 Eyes, plus we finally get hands ’round the new LPs from Last Movement and Daughter, we catch up with Two Harbors, Black Pill and more. We can melt this beautiful mess down into pure gold.

Let’s not forget last weekend’s new treasures, including Creepoid, Tears Run Rings, The Marbles Jackson, Mood Dye, Rachel Sermanni, Sorry Escalator, June Parker, Sonic Visions, nyre, Soviet Soviet, Is Bliss, The Tunnels, Glass Horses, Velvet Dreams, Whimsical, Car Crash Sisters, The City Gates, and 93MillionMilesFromTheSun. Full of sparkle.

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!

Having returned to a commercial-free broadcast… having returned to iTunes Internet Radio under “Alternative”… having resumed broadcast on TuneIn Radio… having updated our apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry… we couldn’t be more ready for a busy broadcast weekend, bringing you the new, the deep cuts, the contours and outer edges of our particular idiom. Our impressively deep bench this weekend is thanks to some amazing artists: Japan’s The Florist, whose long-awaited new single released this week to much studio fanfare. The deep-water reverb of Glower, from I Am Your Captain (ex Air Formation), whose sparkly tones resemble nothing so much as glints of sunlight off the rolling sea. Deep cuts from The Stargazer Lilies new album, as they kick off their ‘uge national tour. The new single from Captions (which we’ve blathered on about here)… if you’ve not got this stuck in your brain pan by now, you will by weekend’s end. Brand new release from Whimsical we’ve waited for, so get used to that happening, often. New brilliance from Heavy Heart, Jay Som and Minor Victories. Plus we catch up with Movie Brain, White Tulips, Elisabeth Like A Dream, The Pink Elephants, Swellebound, maquinas, Introflirt and much more!

But our bench is far deeper than that, with Leave the Planet, VOW, No Joy, Vinyl Williams, Presents for Sally, 93millionmilesfromthesun, Pale Dian, Karma Shake, Sykoya, The Quality of Mercury, Mayflower Madame, Creation Myth, Teen Divorce, Soft Science, Daydream Cathedral, ФОНТАН… ah, hell. You know what we do. And we’ll do that all weekend.

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.

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!

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.

Let the government shut itself down. We will party all night, as we are wont to do. New Tracks Weekend brings you FRESH Winkie, The Stargazer Lilies, Dummy, Cuushe, Devotional, Suffering Astrid, The Rainy Afternoons, One Hundred Percent, Loomers, Wishbeard, Field Mouse, The Manticores, Penguins from Alaska, Black Hearted Brother and much more. If it’s all coming down around us, we might as well dance in the rubble.

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 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)
Baltic Girls
Bear State
BEARS GARDEN
beko
Berlina
Berserker Children Club
Black Hearted Brother
Black Ribbons
Blouse
Chasms
Cocobeurre
Cull
Curelight Wounds
Cuushe
Dark Bells
Daughter
Deaf Club
Devotional
dirt
dormer
dreamweapon
Driftwood Drones
Drowner
Dummy
Edweena
Exit Calm
Fantasyprom
Fear Club
Fear of Men
Field Mouse
Flower Festival
Foreign Television
Germ
Ghost Wave
Gingerlys
Glaciers
Glasvegas
Greyjoy
Guitar
Heathers
Hookworms
Human Colonies
Joanna Gruesome
Keep Shelly In Athens
Leveret
Loomer
loopooloo
Mad Nurse
Makaras Pen
Mazzy Star
Memory Ghost
Moiss
Mystery Machine
Nevermind Me
nighty night
No Middle Name
Oeil
ohnomoon
Omega Vague
One Hundred Percent
Penguins from Alaska
Power Pyramid
Programm
Siamese Twins
Sisu
Slow Coda
Soft Shadows
SPC ECO
Star Horse
Steel Empires
Stumbleine
Suffering Astrid
Sunken Seas
Surf City
Tamed Animals
Teenage Daydreams
the band in Heaven
The Foreign Resort
The Galaxy Folk
The Manticores
The Naked And Famous
The Radiant Sounds of Dust
The Rainy Afternoons
The Stargazer Lilies
Tropic of Cancer
Tusindfald
TV Ghost
Velochrome
Venera 4
VERDIGRLS
Wavr
Wild Ways
Winkie
Wishbeard
withershins
Wolf Collage
Young Galaxy
Yuck

We might as well dance in the rubble.

Videos are dropping hot and heavy around here, with two just today! Damnit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a VeeJay! Some of the best and the brightest in our scene are committing their sound to video, and the results are impressive. Posted in order of release:

The Foreign Resort, “Dead End Roads” single (available Sept. 30 via iTunes, Bandcamp and the usual suspects), with remixes by Screen Vinyl Image and Novachild. The classic TFR sound has returned, now visually accompanied by a lovely film noir.

Drowner, “Stay With Me” from Drowner’s new album You’re Beautiful, I Forgive You, out now on Saint Marie Records. The best of 2012 return to show they can get it done in 2013 without missing a beat.

Makaras Pen – “Mountain View”, available for a short time as a free download via their ReverbNation page. Makaras Pen has further refined their dream pop and shoegaze elements into a swirling, tuneful haze of bliss. Video dropped yesterday.

The Stargazer Lilies – “We Are The Dreamers”, title track from their forthcoming album. We Are The Dreamers releases October 22 via Graveface Records on LP & CD.

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!