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Now in its second year, Houston’s Ethereal Fest launches this Saturday, January 19th, featuring a solid cast of Texas shoegaze and dream pop luminaries. Tickets for a nine-band bill are a bargain at $10 presale, $12 at door. With known names (well, known to our listeners anyway) like Glare, Angel Aura, Dottie, Processions, Daze, Fun […]

Another year draws to a close, one last chart show to celebrate the stellar sounds 2018 has provided us. From 16 October to 1 December, we gathered votes from our listeners, and all the feedback we’ve received, and these are the standout tracks for Winter of 2018. More gorgeous jewels of shoegaze and dream pop […]

It’s not that we’re bad at keeping the website updated. Some may have noticed we’ve kept well current on New Tracks Weekend, but haven’t posted any public-facing documentation of our efforts. It’s not them, it’s not you, it’s us. Besides chasing My Bloody Valentine and Airiel up and down the state, we’ve been doing some […]

We snuck in a chart show while no one was looking. We’re just sneaky like that. Thanks to several thousand votes via the new DKFM App, as well as social feedback via Twitter, we compiled the top charting tracks from January 18 through February 18, and built one happy broadcast. Now uploaded to the DKFM […]

We pushed them, you picked them. Our week-long poll of the top shoegaze and dream pop albums of 2017 has now effectively closed, and there was much disagreement as to what should take the top spot. Except for one. The grand return of Slowdive, with their self-titled album, bested all comers by a nearly three-to-one […]

Breaking new releases first. It’s a damn fine week for us, as we were shortlisted for 2017 Best Online Station: North America via the Online Radio Awards, sponsored by Mixcloud. Planting a flag for shoegaze and dream pop, as we do. We’re not exactly apologetic about this music, either. So there’s that. But we have […]

Finally available for streaming at your convenience: our top shoegaze and dream pop tracks of 2016. Published with ranked list and links, so that KEXP and KCRW can catch up, but more importantly, so that you can track them down and purchase a copy for your own library. Rankings derived from total spins, social feedback, […]

Groundbreaking. Polished imperfection. Genre-defying. Iconoclastic. Forefathers/pioneers. When you hear the name A.R. Kane spoken, it is usually uttered with a sense of respect and reverence, and with a relative word salad of superlatives attached. From their East London founding as friends and creative foils in 1986, to their professional and creative split in 1994, A.R. […]

We’ve been following Toronto’s Soft Wounds since their first demo EP release, and were lined up in anticipation of the first proper long-player. It’s no cookie-cutter shoegaze or dream pop release, as it features some solid songwriting, using genre identifiers only to draw curious listeners into their sonic world. The reverb is warm and generous, […]

Los Angeles dream pop quintet Slow Coda tease their upcoming EP, You Again, with the streaming release of the first single, “Shimmer”. You Again is slated for July 7th release as a name-your-price purchase on the Slow Coda Bandcamp. At the risk of redundancy, “Shimmer” features a shimmering slow burn of guitar interplay supporting an […]