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Cloakroom
Time Well

Indiana based gloomers Cloakroom move to Relapse records for their second full length release. A heady mix of shoegaze, downtempo indie and doom, Time Well  brings the band’s mix of Earth’s expansive atmospherics, the song focus, and vocal prowess of The National and Low, and the Jesu’s fuzzy heaviness.
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Mogwai
Come On Die Young

This deluxe edition of ‘Come On Die Young’ has been painstakingly put together by the band and label, unearthing more than an hour of bonus material, including: Previously unreleased takes from early Chem19 sessions of ‘Waltz For Aidan’, ‘Christmas Steps’, ‘Rollerball’ and ‘7-25’, which featured on ‘Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait’. Seven remixed and remastered album tracks from CAVA sessions pre-dating the final Tarbox recording sessions. Two previously unreleased tracks - ‘Satchel Panzer’ and ‘Spoon Test’. Rarities ‘Nick Drake’, ‘Hugh Dallas’ and the three track ‘Travels In Constants’ EP. The original, previously unreleased version of ‘Helps Both Ways’. Available on double CD, 4LP box set and digital download. Box set details: Four 180gsm LPs featuring the original double LP, plus two LPs of bonus material and a download code for all audio. Two exclusive Chem19 demos: ‘Christmas Steps’ and ‘7-25’. Limited to 1500 units for the UK and Eire.
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SQÜRL
EP #260

Originally called Bad Rabbit and forming especially to create the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s Limits Of Control, the three piece (that includes Jarmusch) renamed themselves SQÜRL and carried on after. With a number of releases on ATP and now on Sacred bones their strain of noisy, bluesy, instrumental avant-rock follows stoner rock’s slow pace with a crushed psychedelic edge. Limited single pressing.

Caddywhompus
Live at Third Man Records

Caddywhompus (great name) join the likes of Shabazz Palaces and Death From Above 1979 in the Live at Third Man series. A live recording plays to the group’s strengths, showcasing the band’s tight math-rock grooves and song structures. ‘Fun Times at Whiskey Bay’ veers off into campfire-song territory with fine results. Also, the second track is called ‘This is Where We Blaze the Nuggz’, which is excellent.
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Alder & Ash
Psalms for the Sunder

Montreal’s Alder & Ash take a leaf from Colin Stetson’s single instrument becoming a whole band, and takes the stark yet highly emotive soundtrack compositions of Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, adding in influences from noise and doom and a loop pedal. Made entirely on a cello Psalms For The Sunder is delicate and violent in equal measures. There are highly limited number of these handmade physical copies available, so be quick.
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Alder & Ash
Clutched in the Maw of the World

Look towards Colin Stetson and Warren Ellis and Nick Cave soundtracks, take a cello, loop pedal and an array of effects and travel via noise, post-rock and doom influences. This is where you’ll find Montreal’s Alder & Ash. Minimal yet cacophonous it swings between gentle and emotionally tense to distorted relief. Incredibly limited physical copies made.
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Stephen Molyneux
The Shape of Clouds to Come

Some softly spoken words from Stephen Molyneux. The Shape of Clouds to Come is the new release from this States-man. His heartfelt croon is aided by some calm strings, a delta styled guitar and warm percussion. It's somewhere between Grizzly Bear & Arthur Russell. Out on 12" vinyl from La Station Radar.
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Stereocilia
The Road to the Unconscious Past

Stereocilia is the work of John Scott, one man busily working away amidst a load of synths, guitars and samplers to knit together this record of finely weaved post-rock-drone. The Road To The Unconscious Past recalls some of Mark McGuire’s work, with thoughtful guitar lines held in suspended synth-animation. Out on the Echoic Memory.

Trevor De Brauw
Uptown

Trevor De Brauw is the guitarist of Pelican, and this is his first solo release. Although don’t assume that he’s only just had the idea: Uptown has been slowly created over the course of the last ten years. Uptown pushes away from songs and riffs and into dense drone-ambient territory, where it turns out Trevor is a master of the kind of careful control needed to really succeed with this stuff. CD and LP editions on The Flenser.

Skullflower
Kino III: Xaman

Third part of the Kino series, which brings back into print a whole host of early Skullflower material. This one is Xaman, a long lusted-after piece of the Skullflower puzzle, containing all the crushing blackened hallmarks of their early sound. Remastered, and lushly packaged with new artwork from Bower himself.

Tales of Murder and Dust
The Flow In Between

Tales Of Murder And Dust are a band of heavy Danes who have moved into darker and weightier territory with each release. The Flow In Between was apparently ‘forged’ on an island whose name translates to ‘Death’, which appears to have seeped into the maudlin post-rock of the music. CD and clear vinyl releases, on Fuzz Club.

The Telescopes
As Light Return

For the Telescopes Stephen Lawrie the familiar nostalgia circuit. He could, if wanted, get out on the road and play the shoegaze classics from the first couple of albums but no, this singular artist continues to stretch out into unknown waters. This new album features oscillating noise, feedback and out there detachment straddling the line between noise based songcraft and freeform impressionism 

Foot Village
Lovers With Iraqis


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Rollin Hunt
Criminal/ Castle of Nothing


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Olimpia Splendid
Olimpia Splendid

The debut album from Olimpia Splendid comes after their EP dropped in 2013 to praise of their gritty electric guitar and hypnotic rhythms. The six tracks on the album from the three girls from Helsinki have looping rhythms which are built upon with raging guitar and mantra like vocals. An intense and punk like slice of psychedelia.   
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Horse Ing Two = HIT
Tilt


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Horoscope
Misogyny Stone

Horoscope’s new one Misogyny Stone is a murky listen; a brew of grey noise, clattering rhythms and samples and tape loops galore. Through all of this, Rene J Nunez-Cabrera, the human behind Horoscope, makes an investigative assault on gender relations, with vivid results. LP release on Wharf Cat Records.
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Sorry Escalator
Generation Winter / Street Corner Absurdity

Dark and mysterious, Sorry Escalator are not one bit apologetic for their no-compromise approach in creating danceable-yet-twisted indie melodies. This pulsating release, Generation Winter/Street Corner Absurdity, signals the bands changing direction in tandem with joining a new label.

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa
Are Euphoria

Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa bring together their varied musical experiences on this collaborative record, ending up with a bright and rich swirl of busy musics. Are Euphoria has tropical guitars, hand percussion, ecstatic vocals, surreal looped samples, and a dense tangle of melodies and counter-melodies, rhythms and counter-rhythms. Delicious! Out on Thrill Jockey.
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Gold Dime
Nerves

Gold Dime is the latest incarnation from Andriya Ambro (formerly of Talk Normal), joining forces with Ian Douglas-Moore and Jessica Ackerley they draw on their noise rock past and refine the writing into a more expansive and wide ranging sound and song structure. This is certainly “Unapologetic art rock”, but who is apologising?

Fir Cone Children
No Gravity Girls

Fir Cone Children are the kind of band whose attention span is so short that they whip through 13 songs in just 28 minutes. They play catchy punked up twee-pop that is full of exuberant optimism with the sort of melodies that should really be written by grown ups. File alongside the Lovely Eggs as the sort of kidults it's ok to take to meet the kids.  

Au.Ra
Cultivations

Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles return to the Felte label for their sophomore full length as Au.Ra. For fans of Slowdive, Pale Saints, Primal Scream, Cultivations has grown from Au.Ra’s previously successful formula of not rushing things and letting things take shape. This heady, airy and freeing shoegaze sound is the result, unforced but nurtured.

yellow6
Sounds & Moving Pictures


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The Books
Lost and Safe

Here we have a remastered edition of the third LP from seminal duo The Books. On Lost & Safe the pair of Nick Zammuto and Paul De Jong continue to take their highly idiosyncratic brand of neo-folk in ever-more intriguing directions. Much like the contemporaneous experiments of Animal Collective and Devendra Banhart, this record blends organic instrumentation with zany electronics. Lost & Safe was The Wire’s album of the year back in 2005, y’know...
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Musette
Drape Me in Velvet


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Animal Youth
Animal

Animal Youth are a Belgian shoegaze post-punk group with previous experience as members of the band Siamese Queens. Debut album Animal has the underslung and interlocked bass-guitar-and-drum team holding down the low-end while shiny and distorted guitars do their thing in the upper atmosphere. They’ve got the mood and they've got the sound. LP on Weyrd Son.

La Big Vic
Dub The World!: Actually Revisited


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Family Portrait
Dark Roast EP


Ride
Weather Diaries

Much like Take That, Ride were popular and much-loved in their earlier days and following a long hiatus made a successful comeback where one of them was wearing a hat. Here, finally are the first fruits of their new work which was rather unfathomably produced by DJ, producer and remix man Erol Alkan. How will these lords of shoegaze fare in middle age? We’ll find out soon.  
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Pega Monstro
Casa De Cima

Pega Monstro are a Portuguese sister duo based in Lisbon, producing dreamy-thrashy guitar-drums-vocals music from (on this album) a house in the mountains. Casa De Cima obviously benefits from the powerful and intimate familial bond between the two Reis sisters, but the record is firmly outward-looking, staring down the world and daring it to bring it on. Released by Upset The Rhythm.

Hudson Bell
Out of the Clouds


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MayMay
And So I Place You In The Setting Sun


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Bomber Jackets
Centurion Travel EP


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Blindness
Glamourama


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Sofa Club
Actual Video


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Department M
The Second Prize


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Deathbird Stories
Wintermute

One man recording project Deathbird Stories is built on a bed of heavily processed guitar and piano and manipulated tape loops. All forced through a huge string of pedals and effects to create these incredible undulating drones that pack the power, warmth and personality of Fennesz’s Black Sea. Only 50 CD-Rs made! Go!….

Sextile
Albeit Living

LA gang Sextile give us their second album, Albeit Living. These ten tracks take the gnarly debut album’s sound and makes pretty much everything a bit better, from the production to the songwriting and composition. But don’t worry, these synth-driven post-punks still have plenty of bite and bile to them. Albeit Living is out on Felte.

United Waters
The Narrows

This immersive offering is hard evidence that United Waters have the skill to step out of the shadows of cloudy production, and present bold and ambitious songwriting. Whilst rock still provides the spine during The Narrows, a step into pop and balladry from such hits as 'Move The Distance' and 'Least Turn' offers a new dimension to this ascending group.
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Ulrika Spacek
Modern English Decoration

They formed when they were 14, two fifths of them are called Rhys and they live in a house called Ken. Ulrika Spacek are truly a unique proposition amongst the glut of Women/Viet Cong influenced tangle rock bands. Their debut self titled record was a hero here at the towers and this follow up record promises to be a collection of woozy and druggy avant rock.   

Big French
Stone Fish

A second full-length album of the strange and personal weird-pop vision conjured up by Quentin Moore and the rest of the Big French crew. Stone Fish’s sixteen tracks are tight but wobbly, pirouetting quickly between different high-technique guitar parts, grooves and melodic ideas. Plus keen exploitation of quirks of the reel-to-reel tape recording medium! On Wharf Cat Records.
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Vlimmer
IIIII

Berlin’s Vlimmer still intends to complete a hefty series of 18 EPs, making this fifth edition still comparatively early in the proceedings. I hope he adopts a clearer numbering technique soon though, as IIIII is already a little difficult to read… The sounds are brighter than usual, though still with lots of cinematic synth-moodiness. CD EP release on Blackjack Illuminist Records.

Broken Dog
Flips (Selected B-Sides + Rarities 1996-2004)

London based experimental lo-fi rockers Clive Painter and Martine Roberts released 5 albums between 1996 and 2004 as Broken Dog. Here Tongue Master are plugging some gaps with a collection of B-sides and rarities, including covers of Big Star, The Kinks, The Left Banke, and The Band. For fans of Tram, Monograph, Pavement, Smog.
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Hundredth
Rare

Melodic hardcore band from South Carolina Hundredth return with their third album on the Hopeless label. Rare sees the band switch their sound up again, seems like they might have listened to Loveless by My Bloody Valentine a fair few times and mixed it into the post hardcore pot. Still heavy and driving with guitars layered to the hilt.

Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus
Mirror

The second album by Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus here receives a reissue that gets this music onto vinyl for the first time ever! 1991’s Mirror, titled after the Andrei Tarkovsky film, is a strange, deep, and stylistically varied work that invokes religious music, spiritual drones, field recordings, and so much more. Reissued by Occultation.
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Evangelista
In Animal Tongue

Carla Bozulich has managed to drag her bunch of Evangelistas, kicking and screaming, into the studio to record their fourth LP. As with the band's previous efforts In Animal Tongue is collection of experimental songwry drawn from the primordial soup of the subconscious. The instrumentals Evangelista offer up here are all murk and muck, as much musique concrete as they are anything approaching a traditional ‘band’ sound. It’s oddly compelling, particularly with Bozulich doing her sort of sickly Lydia Lunch thing over the top. File In Animal Tongue next to This Heat and Nurse With Wound.
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Fotomoto/ The Workhouse
Split


Chain of Flowers
Let Your Light In / Flesh, Blood and Bone

Double A-side single from Cardiff’s premier post-punk-shoegaze-pop outfit Chain Of Flowers. Let Your Light In / Flesh, Blood and Bone sounds like it could play to get the crowd excited before a Cure gig, with moody vocals and dramatic synth and guitar lines. Released as a 7” single on the Alter label.

Thurston Moore
Rock n Roll Consciousness

Thurston Moore has kept himself very busy since Sonic Youth disbanded in 2011, working with numerous small projects, playing with countless collaborators and running Ecstatic Peace. Rock n Roll Consciousness is his first properly distributed full length for a while, and flutters between avant-garde, no-wave and poetic pop. A warm and engrossing oddity.

The Criminal World
Seeing Double

Portland, Oregon based The Criminal World are a self proclaimed “Doom-Pop” trio made up of members from Soft Kill and Wavves. The 7” holds two tracks from their demo released in 2016. Following a Cocteau Twins meets shoegaze via a doom learnt bleakness these tracks are awash with texture, the only thing dry is the drums.
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The Black Ryder
Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride

The Black Ryder’s debut album Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride was released the first time around in 2009. These two Australians managed to swirl up a whole ocean of psych-shoegaze, rich with all the noisy-melodic flavours that we ‘gaze fans love so dearly. Reissued by Fuzz Club in an edition of 800 double LPs (the D-side is an etching).
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Emil Amos
Filmmusik

Playing in a wide range of bands - OM, Grails, Holy Sons, and Lilacs and Champagne, multi-instrumentalist Emil Amos puts out his first full length as a solo artist. Set out as music written for film, the LP stylistically touches base with each of the projects he is known for, landing somewhere between Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore and Dalek.

Tales of Murder and Dust
Hallucination Of Beauty

Re-issued by London label Fuzz Club on limited edition 180g black vinyl, Tales of Murder and Dust are back with their first LP, “Hallucination of Beauty”, originally released in 2012. Indeed, the Danish band, whose seismic amalgam of varied instrumentation and hallucinogenic psychedelia, return with this climactic heavyweight of an album.  

Slowdive
The Shining Breeze: The Slowdive Anthology

Taking the plunge with Slowdive. The Shining Breeze: The Slowdive Anthology is a big old cross section of the bands oeuvre. Starting off in the '89 and being contemporaries of My Bloody Valentine, the 'dive poured out their own brand of shoegazing indie-rock. Think big walls of guitars and melancholic vocals which slowly easy all yer aches. Out on CD from Cherry Red. 
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Flying Saucer Attack
Mirror

'Mirror' was the final Flying Saucer Attack record before their long hiatus that was finally broken by 2015's 'Instrumentals'. It showcases a much more gentle and reflective side to FSA's oeuvre with wispy, folky compositions showcasing a band that seem to be drifting further into space than ever before. 

Sleep Party People
Lingering

Sleep Party People started out as the solo home recording project of Brian Batz, and although he’s picked up some bandmate assistants for touring, he still writes, performs and produces everything you hear on Lingering. Quite the feat when you hear how fully-formed these bright-eyed epic-pop miniatures are. Lingering is released by Joyful Noise.

Man Forever
Play What They Want

Oneida super-drummer Kid Millions’s solo project Man Forever has thus far been a focused exploration of pure percussion sounds, but his new record Play What They Want expands the palette a little bit, including voice and other instrumentation from Laurie Anderson, Yo La Tengo, Mary Lattimore and more awesome artists! Kid Millions never disappoints, and the new approaches of this album only give him more ways to wow us. On Thrill Jockey.
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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
The Sound Of All Things

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete releasing a new record is a breath of fresh air that is sometimes greatly needed, and thankfully we’ve been given The Sound Of All Things. A great blend of sounds and musical architecture that give a deep and meaningful addition to any collection of shoegaze and indie synth-pop. Available on vinyl 7".
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Crumplehorns
You’re Alright

Bloody Nora. Crumplehorns were originally an 80s indie band who got played on John Peel etc but here they are with a new record which takes influence from soul, funk, gospel and the current dissatisfaction sweeping Britain. They've collated their new recordings onto a 7" and a retro CD. Both come with a badge and an inlay! 
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Sweet Williams
Please Let Me Sleep On Your Tonight

Sweet Williams are one of Brighton’s finer guitar-based bands, and they’ve now clocked up a second full-length LP. Please Let Me Sleep On Your Tonight has Thomas House leading his crew into a full array of tightly-coiled songs, with plenty of blasted heft and sharp howl to go around. This is the good stuff. Edition of 500 180g LPs from Gringo Records and Faux Discx.

Flying Saucer Attack
Instrumentals 2015

The first release in fifteen years from Flying Saucer Attack sees David Pearce perform 15 new lo-fi tracks recorded at home. One to be listened to from beginning to end, this British space rock album resonates, drones and creates a stunning emotional arc from start to finish. Vinyl double LP or CD from Domino.

Majeure
Apex

Majeure is the solo project by the drummer from Prog-rock/Electronic duo Zombi, Anthony Paterra. Devolving further into heavy synthesis, arpeggiators and insane drumming. This is definitely what you’re after if you want to scratch John Carpenter, Sea Of Teeth or are currently obsessed with Stranger Things.

Trans Am
California Hotel

Trans Am. They do what they like but as a result have been rather ahead of the curve in translating the sounds of the likes of John Carpenter and DAF to the modern rock arena. This latest burst of inspiration was initially released for RSD2017 and consists of tracks mainly recorded live to tape with minimal overdubs. 
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Damaged Bug / Black Pus
LAMC No. 17

The LAMC series, now up to its seventeenth release, has a lovely format: one artist provides an exclusive track, and the B-side is filled by a lesser-known act of their first artist’s choosing. In this case Damaged Bug submit a nifty piece of cool sneaky garage and select a track from Black Pus, aka hypermagic drummer Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt! A quality 7” whichever side you look at it. On Famous Class.
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Gallops
Bronze Mystic

As a raucous mix of sparse post-rock, jagged electronics and crashing percussions, Welsh-born Gallops' concoction is not for the faint-hearted. In their latest nine-track cut - Bronze Mystic - the ambitious trio have stood well clear of the dreaded second album syndrome, and instead built upon their debut.

Noveller
Fantastic Planet

Quite a CV Sarah Lipstate of Noveller has: I’ll leave you to look up the details, but suffice to say that she has played with or alongside at least half of the interesting American musicians you like. Noveller is her solo project, and Fantastic Planet finds her sifting synths into her usually guitar-dominated atmospheres.
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Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche
Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much

Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche want to play! Their new album Pas pire pop, I Love You So Much is a vibrant brew of ecstatic dance rock via psychedelic deserts: wordless vocals, sharp and clean guitars, irresistibly flowing rhythms. Properly trance-inducing stuff. The album is released by Constellation: the vinyl version includes a poster and a download code.

Snakehole
Interludes Of Insanity

Miami based angry girls Snakehole had been self releasing their material for zonks before teaming up with Wharf Cat Records. After their debut full length in 2015 they are back and still so very angry. And Noisy. Sounding like a messy punk mulch of OvO, Lightning Bolt and three chord wonders, and front rooms being smashed in the process.

The Longcut
Open Hearts

The Longcut return with their second LP. Open Hearts builds on the moody-yet-anthemic stylings of the band’s 2006 record A Call And Response. This lot are based in Manchester, and cuts like the title track and ‘Something Inside’ are what you might get if you cross-bred Mancunian stalwarts New Order and Doves.
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Tonstartssbandht
Sorcerer

Sorcerer is the first full-length studio album from New York based duo Tonstartssbandht. The three-part record contains a brilliantly crafted mix of indie-rock and ambitious noise-rock paired with cleverly written vocals that are like poetry. Described as ‘a heavenly course above the storm and stress’ and available on Vinyl LP and CD.

The Workhouse
Now I Am On Fire

The Workhouse present their brooding new album Now I Am On Fire, five years after their last full-length effort. Now I Am On Fire is released in both CD and vinyl LP editions, as well as a special combined double format bundle. And all editions come with a big old thirty page booklet. Released by the oscarson label
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Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

Released in 1997, New Lands is the eight-track pioneering record from Flying Saucer Attack. A solid and creative album that brings together different elements of their dreamy yet distinct shoegaze sound. Underneath a few of the tracks is a constant mumbling drone to keep you on edge and this quietly influential album should be valued alongside the rest of their impressive back catalogue. 

Seasurfer
Under The Milkyway... Who Cares

Formed by Dark Orange’s Dirk Ritter, Seasurfer take dreampop and add a (post)punk grit and drive to it. Resulting in a washed out My Bloody Valentine meets Placebo where the guitars are barely audible under so much reverb and delay they become glorious drones. Now joined by Julia Beyer of Chandeen on vocals they grow ever more ethereal.
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Wear Your Wounds
WYW

Wear Your Wounds is the ongoing solo project from Jacob Bannon of Converge based around lo-fi recordings. Gathering players such as Kurt Ballou and members of The Red Chord, Sleigh Bells, and Hatebreed to contribute. Heavily influenced by Sparklehorse and Songs: Ohia WYW is a very different direction to Converge and pushes into post-rock and multi-layered instrumentation.

Neaux
Fell Off The Deep End

Rich in atmosphere and youthful anger, Fell Off The Deep End in the latest release from Neaux. A supergroup made up of musicians from some of alt-rock’s most promising bands, this record promises a different and modern spin on shoegaze and alternative rock. Released by Iron Pier and available on Vinyl LP.

Silver Shadows
Cold Plastic

Silver Shadows play an 80’s-imbued form of post-punk, richly awash with synths as well as with indie-pop guitars. They are also notable for having three vocalists taking a lead role, leading to some fairly wonderful harmonies. Cold Plastic is the band’s debut full-length album, and it is released on vinyl by Volar.

Pinback
Some Offcell Voices

Before they were the touring behemoth they later became, Pinback was simply a project for members of Three Mile Pilot and Heavy Vegetable to hone their songwriting craft. Early on they produced two distinctive EPs which have now been collected together onto one slab of vinyl. Pinback have always made super soft super literate guitar pop and here their beginnings have been remastered and presented in a way that stands up as a full album and not the collection of outtakes EPs can sometimes become. 

Chain of Flowers
Cadwyn O Flodau

Don’t be deceived by the pretty name and LP cover. Chain of Flowers is the heavy-hitting debut from the Welsh heavy shoegaze rockers of the same name. Guitars swirl around, crashing into a mix of sonic drawl. There’s an urgency and drive to the songs but also some more tender moments within it all. For fans of TOY and Bo Ningen.  

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
Balance

Guadalajaran kraut/psyche-rock duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete manage to blow some of the cobwebs away, re-energise and bring grit back to the genre with Balance, literally. La Distinción sonically paints a world where Tarantino directed Austin Powers with big band psychedelic groove meeting mexican stand-off like tension.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie

Codes In The Clouds
Paper Canyon

Paper Canyon, the debut album of UK post-rockers Codes in the Clouds, turns ten this year, so Erased Tapes has seen fit to celebrate with a first-time vinyl pressing. Though the band name sounds today like the title of a Silicon Valley intern’s blog, you can certainly tell this lot were well in tune with the rather twee textual modes – and soaring post-rock posturing – of the late 2000s.
  • Genre(s):
  • Shoegaze / Post-Rock / Math / Experimental Indie