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Tanukichan
So Gone / Loop

Tanukichan is the recording moniker of Hannah Van Loon, a musician based in Oakland, California. She usually records for Company Records, the label owned by Chaz Bear AKA Toro Y Moi. Late ‘80s / Early 90s shoegaze-sounding So Gone / Loop is the 8th single she has recorded for Sonic Cathedral Singles Club.
  • Vinyl 7" (SCR113)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Topographies
Cherry Blossom / Half Asleep

Topographies are new four-piece, based in San Francisco. The fact their sound is pitched somewhere between early Slowdive and The Cure circa Faith may seem a little odd for an SF band, less weird when you find out that they are led by Gray Tolhurst, son of founding and former member of the Cure, Lol Tolhurst. Cherry Blossom/Half Asleep is their latest single, on Sonic Cathedral.
  • Vinyl 7" (SCR109)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Bdrmm
If Not, When?

Oh dear lord don't. I assume they pronounce this Bedroom. If one more band or artist does this I'm going to scream the house down. It may come as no surprise that this Hull five piece are influenced by DIIV and THCRE (the Cure). This debut 10" on the always collectible Sonic Cathedral contains tracks from three of their self-released singles plus you get the Jewson lot of what they've done so far on the digital. Could be popular so get in on the grd flrr.     
  • Vinyl 10" (SCR139)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Moon Diagrams
Trappy Bats

Moon Diagrams is the project of Moses John Archuleta, who also happens to be the drummer in Deerhunter. Trappy Bats is his second album and follow-up to 2017’s Life Of Love. It was recorded immediately after a reflective night in jail. His experiences of TV constantly showing the trouble in Charlottesville and interactions with other inmates pour into this journey from intense techno to chilled jazz.
  • Vinyl LP (SCR127)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Last copy

Linda Guilala
Estado Natural

Delightfully high-spirited shoegaze indie pop from Linda Guilala, rather in the bubbling, blissful vein of Stereolab and that. The trio’s single comes on red wax by way of the Cathedral Sounds Singles Club. With a slower pace, lush sound and classic, dreamy chord structure, flip-side ‘Espacio de tiempo’ outshines the A if you ask me.
  • Vinyl 7" (SCR104)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Molly
All That Ever Could Have Been

Molly are at it again with what might be the most shoegaze album title I've ever heard. All That Ever Could Have Been is the band's debut album, and builds on the titanic promises of Glimpse, their 2017 EP. Dreamy shoegaze that could fell a damn. Genuinely awe-inspiring stuff. On Sonic Cathedral.

Mark Peters
Innerland

Former Engineers songwriter Mark Peters is finally releasing his first solo recordings from way back when. Treading in the footsteps of large-scale electronic dreamers Hammock and Ulrich Schnauss, Peters’ first recordings will only be available on cassette tapes. Innerland is limited to 125 copies, so act now and dream later!

Spectres
Dead

Dead is apparently what happens when you submit your music to a whole host of highly creative contemporaries with the request that they “kill” your songs. So Spectre’s material is shaken in all directions by the likes of Giant Swan, Factory Floor, Vision Fortune and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai. A very varied set, released by Sonic Cathedral.

Echo Ladies
Echo Ladies

If you’re looking for the precise intersection of Alvvays, The Jesus and Mary Chain and New Order, then Echo Ladies’ EP could be exactly what you need for those late nights lying (alone) on your bedroom floor. Defining their sound as, “the feeling of nostalgia and hope for the future mixed with angst”, these Swedish school-friends are giving shoegaze the defiant female vocals it needs. 

Perfect Body
Melting Trees

After entries from Buffalo Postcard, Linda Guilala and Measured, the fourth release from the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club comes courtesy of Cardiff’s Perfect Body. Their Melting Trees 7” sees the band turn in two equally excellent versions of the same track. ‘Part 1’ is a Southern Gothic psych-stomp ala Howling Bells, ‘Part 2’ is urgent post-punk ala Closer-era Joy Division.
  • Vinyl 7" (SCR106)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Mark Peters
New Routes Out Of Innerland

Remix album of Mark Peters' 2018 album Innerland. On New Routes Out of Innerland Peters offers a number of other musicians to apply their perspectives to his instrumental explorations of the north-west. Features the likes of Ulrich Schnauss, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Olga Wojciechowska. On Sonic Cathedral.

Measured
My Heart Waits / Sleep

New York duo, Measured, AKA Brian Wenckebach and Evagelia Maravelias, previously of Elika, become the latest release as part of the Sonic Cathedral singles club. My Heat Waits b/w Sleep sees the pair making goth-tinged music that mixes the sounds of Mazzy Star and Madonna circa 1998. 7” limited to 300 copies.

Echo Ladies
Overrated (Robin Guthrie Version) / Rebel Rebel

Echo Ladies made an ok album earlier in the year and now the Swedish shoegaze trio have had the ultimate stamp of approval from former Cocteau Twins guitar whizz Robin Guthrie.  He's remixed their track Overrated to sterling affect and over on the flip is something wholly unexpected - a cover of Sir David Bowie's Rebel Rebel. 
  • Vinyl 7" (SCR138)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

Sobrenadar
Rymixes

Back in September 2018 the Argentinian artist Sobrenadar (Paula Garcia) released her LP y via Sonic Cathedral (Spectres, Andrew Weatherall). Fast-forward a few months and we get four Rymixes of that album’s ‘watery music’ (Garcia’s words). The synth-shoegaze fusions of y lend themselves very well to these sky-scraping re-rubs from XAM, Slowdive, Mark Peters and Gwenno.

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
De Facto

This is the fifth album from Mexican duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete which they claim will make your head go POW! I'm looking forward to that happening and maybe it will as they suggest that it's a cross between Low's recent experimentation and Tender Buttons era Broadcast. Hopefully that has sold a few copies in anticipation.  

Sobrenadar
Y

Active for over a decade in her native Argentina, Sobrenadar aka Paula García now enjoys an international release for the first time through Sonic Cathedral following a successful collaboration with Jefre-Cantu Ledesma. Demonstrating García’s talent for dreamy dream-pop of the dreamy kind, this album combines two previously self-released EPs, hence the title Y (“And”).

Lord Tarquin
Memoirs Of A Shoegazing Gentleman

Sonic Cathedral are venturing into publishing books for the first ever time with 'Memoirs of A Shoegazing Gentlemen', the work of Piss-Taker-In-Chief Lord Tarquin (also known as David Quantick). The content of this book of satire and maybe potentially some shoegaze originally found its home in a frequent column for NME. 
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  • Sonic Cathedral

Spectres
WTF

I mean what in God's name is going on here? There's just 250 of these and you get a 12" on 'windscreen' vinyl, with an air freshener, bag of sand etc etc.  The record takes a look back at their previous 'Condition' LP with one track lifted from the opus and a scattering of remixes from the likes of Metrist and Yeah You and Giant Swan folks.   
  • Vinyl 12" (SCR128)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl

Echo Ladies
Pink Noise

Swiftly following up their much-loved EP which garnered attention from the likes of 6 Music, Radio X, Beats 1, The Line Of Best Fit and Clash, this Swedish dream-pop/shoegaze band drop the big debut. Referencing the old sounds of Cocteau Twins, New Order and the Cure but also the modern day sonic thrills of A Place to Bury Strangers they look sure to deliver on that early promise.  

The Early Years
II

Krautrock-influenced London band The Early Years formed in 2004 and were signed to Beggars Banquet after airplay from Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens. After their debut album received rave reviews, the band embarked on the usual round of tours and festivals before deciding to take a break in 2008. Now, 10 years after their first album, here is their second. It's taken a while, but at least it's a double. 

Moon Diagrams
Remixes

Hot pink (!) limited edition 7" of remixes of songs from Moon Diagrams' (Deerhunter's drummer, Moses John Archuleta) debut album from earlier this year. Psychedelic dream pop-ers Happy Meals make the a-side proper funky while fellow Glaswegians, Komodo Kolektif, tackle side b. 

XAM Duo
XAM Duo

XAM Duo takes one member of Deadwall and matches him up with a Hookworm. Then the pair improvised their way down some infinite komische highways at high speed, producing shimmering electro-psych that stands comfortably apart from the ‘main’ projects of the members. CD / double LP editions on Sonic Cathedral.

Spectres
Condition

Disappearing further down the rabbit hole of noise and feedback, Spectres here lift as much from their recent remix album Dead as they do from any of their own releases. The swaying-at-the-edge-of-the-room dirges here will woo fans of Girl Band, Daughters, Sonic Youth et al. Out via Sonic Cathedral which is also home to Xam Duo and Remover.
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  • Sonic Cathedral

Moon Diagrams
Lifetime of Love

Finally, Deerhunter's sticks-man Moses John Archuleta is releasing his first solo album, as Moon Diagrams. It took Archuleta 10 years to assemble Lifetime of Love. The record sees him reassemble the processes of love and grief in his life, through his unique filter of ambient techno and crafty pop nous. Some hopeful and widescreen sounds on show here. Coloured double-vinyl or CD on Sonic Cathedral.

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".

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.

Yeti Lane
L’Aurore

Labels Sonic Cathedral and Clapping Music have joined forces to bring the new album from Yeti Lane to vinyl LP and CD. For L’Aurore the psych duo built up their ideas for the album through a series of free-form improvisations with their pals, and thankfully their friends include Damo Suzuki and Anton Newcombe, from The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Delicate synthesizers blend with acid-fried guitar that could be an extended Neil Young solo.

Spectres
Sea Of Trees / Sink

Spectres noisy shoegaze was recently showcased with their debut full-length Dying, and this release subjects two of that record’s tracks to the whims of remixers. On the A-side is Richard Fearless of Death In Vegas, who takes Sea Of Trees in a techno direction. On the B, Factory Floor make Sink sound like Factory Floor. On Sonic Cathedral.
  • Vinyl 12" (SCR092)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Spectres
Dying

How about some gruesome shoegaze for when the whole earth has been scorched and salted? Spectres' are buying, if you're interested, their new record Dying belting out a variety of dishevelled noise tactics all at the same time. Like hearing every Sunn O))) or Wold song at once, it bleeds from white noise into sonic catharsis without you realising.

Anoraak / Team Ghost
Split


  • Vinyl 7" (SCR032)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Gulp
Season Sun

Debut album by the new band formed by Super Furry Animals’ Guto Pryce and his wife Lindsey Leven. Folky female vocals atop ’60s-influenced psych-pop and motorik synth-prog. Like a shinier Stereolab or a more bucolic Broadcast, ‘Seasoned Sun’ also features contributions from fellow Super Furry Animals Cian Ciaran and Dafydd Ieuan and ex-Race Horses drummer Gwion Llewelyn.