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A new weekend means a new boatload of fresh tracks begging your attention and devotion. We’ll spin choice cuts from the forthcoming Pia Fraus LP, Field Ceremony, due next week on Shelflife Records. We’re also heavy-rotating the new singles from The Daysleepers, Candace, Tearjerker, Submeet, Biltmore Dive, A Thousand Hours, Cloakroom, Lanark, Secret Meadow, Vast Asteroid (album drops November, keep eyes peeled!), Zombie Girlfriend and more. Plus, EPs from Ysgol Sul, Nurse and Tomorrow Forever, To The Wedding returns, Surf Rock is Dead make good on early promise, Yumi Zouma’s Willowbank is everything you could hope for, Butterbeer lives up to the hype, KITT vs KARR debuts on our air, and new jewels from Matthew and Me. We’re amplifying Muso Asia’s promotion of Daydream Nagoya, with the inclusion of more than a few mind-bending tunes he featured last Wednesday night. Finally, we’re happy to spool in a few choice cuts from the sparkling new sophistipop compilation from Fadeawayradiate, I Remember That. When Estella asked about mastering help, and when we saw the roster, how could we refuse? Free download, for those with sophisticated tastes. *wink*

Not to neglect last weekend’s new adds, including Pencey Sloe, The Morelings, Lyons, The Cherry Wave, Solip, Fever Dream, Lubec, The Blue Herons, Tús Nua, DRAINING, Red Rosie, Death Bells, Wild Ones, Argrph, Ysgol Sul, Fuzzy Feeling, Plastic Flowers, Vale, Dirty Sidewalks, Lapse, Walking Misery, Hold/Transfer, Monotronaut’s Gestural EP, and Jekyll. So much new.

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!

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We’ve been without a chart for the last several months. Blame technical and logistical errors. What follows: the current top ten singles based on listener votes and overall spins.

1. To The Wedding – “Silver Currents”
2. The Lees of Memory – “Little Fallen Star”
3. Tennis System – “Technicolour Blind”
4. Cre•scen•do – “Not Sure Yet” *
5. Night School – “Birthday”
6. Last Leaf Down – “The Theme”
7. Sheer – “Orion”
8. Thud – “Lime”
9. The Cherry Wave – “Whitey”
10. Venera 4 – “Black Paws”

Albums
1. A Shoreline Dream – The Silent Sunrise
2. Tennis System – Technicolor Blind
3. Asalto Al Parque Zoológico – Hexadecimal
4. Lubec – The Thrall
5. The Lees of Memory – Sisyphus Says
6. Spirit Lapse – Dark Energy
7. Juvenile Juvenile – Our Great Escape
8. Deepfieldview – Deepfieldview
9. DIV I DED – Born to Sleep
10.Evvolves – Hang

Breakouts, new releases:
Airs – L.A. Blues (Part Time Punks Session)
Downhill Willows – Downhill Willows (First Demos)
Balms – Balms (EP)
The Mites – Bellows
Mumrunner – Zit/Rut
Excusers – No Excusers
La Casa Al Mare – M / CD Girl

* returned to chart after dropping off last month.

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So much to stuff in, so little time to do it. New Tracks Weekend kicks off with a little-known Los Angeles band, Medicine. These scrappy young upstarts might just make an impact on the scene. You heard it here first.* Follow that up with a metric ton of fresh Plastic Girl in Closet, more from the finally released To The Wedding, Screen Vinyl Image and Bloody Knives, the spooky dream pop of Worries, both newer and older tracks from Chandeen, breaking tracks from Iseult and Sky Between Leaves, and new-to-you sounds from The Blue Hour.

But we won’t stop there! We’re still pushing the most impressive new album from Tennis System, soon to be seen touring the West Coast with Be Forest. Plus pretty much the full epic album from Asalto Al Parque Zoolo?gico, which will grab you by the throat until you submit. Add Sheer, Sound of Ceres, Gazar Strips, Best Friend, Mumrunner, Skeleton Frames, The Away metronidazole online pharmacy Days, Hideous Towns, Weary Heads, Venera 4, Vape, The Microdance, Shimmering Stars, Djokovik, Kori, Shimmery Shakes, Evvolves and a boatload more.

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.

Happy Halloween Weekend!

* We are indeed aware that Medicine are neither little-known, nor young upstarts.

 

Sometimes we’ll play a song on air that makes people stop, and we start getting emails and Twitter messages, “What was that?” This is one of those songs. To The Wedding releases Silver Currents EP on October 28, and the lead single has been generating buzz, both online and on our air.

Aching, delicate and longing, a blend of Mazzy Star and Chris Isaak twang, with a build that only takes you deeper into the trance, “Silver Currents” brings the feel more intently than any of the tracks on Mazzy Star’s latest LP. How is it possible that a young upstart writes more compelling music where can i buy metronidazole pills than many grizzled veterans? For one, Lauren Grubb has spent a good deal of time with the band Minipop, generating tuneful hazy melodies since 2007. But To The Wedding is no mere side project, or one hit wonder.

There’s a depth and shading, an attention to melodic detail here that is fully immersive. It takes only one listen to be hooked. We’re hoping for at least a West Coast tour, as this seems the kind of music you’d make a pilgrimage for. This is a spell best left unbroken.

Preorder your copy of Silver Currents EP (with immediate single download), and follow To The Wedding on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.

And when you think there’s nothing new under the sun, we bring it. Brand new Hush Pup. Downhill Willows. Minipop. From Honolulu, Day Trip. Mini Dresses. The Last King of England. To The Wedding. The band that opened for The Raveonettes in SF, and by all accounts blew the doors off, Rich Girls*. Slowdance. French Leisure. Maheekats. Anilore. Foxes in Fiction. Schonwald, whose new album Dream for the Fall is a beautiful darkwave/shoegaze crossover we can’t get enough of. Plus we’re still pushing the newest releases from SHEER, A Shoreline Dream, The Lees of Memory, and a number of other fresh tracks to keep you entertained all weekend. Too much to fit in this tiny box. And more additions every minute.

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.

Immediately following, don’t forget to catch the replay of Foreign Affairs, hosted by Mikkel of The Foreign Resort, and featuring You Walk Through Walls (ex-Air Formation). This monthly program hit the ground all sparkly, and is sure to impress all who love the scene and the artists around the world.

*We didn’t go to The Raveonettes. We were all bitter about the last-minute cancellation of Mahogany in San Francisco the same night, whom you might be lucky to see in your neighborhood once every seven years or so. Bitter? Yeah, we’ll wear it.