Cre•scen•do’s Gregory Cole Hosts DreamGaze Festival 2015

Cre•scen•do’s Gregory Cole Hosts DreamGaze Festival 2015

What do you do when you have five bands whose combined sonic powers can shatter the Glasshouse or topple The Observatory? Simple: host your own festival. Okay, I suppose that’s easier said than done once you figure in logistics, location, and promotions. But you gotta hand it to Gregory Cole of Cre•scen•do for going the whole nine yards. Cole’s love for […]

03.03.2015 · Filled under: Music Events · No Comments »
Video Of The Week #53 – Smashing Pumpkins – Being Beige

Video Of The Week #53 – Smashing Pumpkins – Being Beige

Directors: Brad Palmer, Brian Palmer Production Company: SURROUND

02.28.2015 · Filled under: Video Of The Week · No Comments »
Marriages Announces Salome Release, Europe Tour with Wovenhand

Marriages Announces Salome Release, Europe Tour with Wovenhand

Los Angeles trio Marriages have announced the release date of their newest album Salome along with their Europe tour schedule with Denver’s alt country Wovenhand, starting April 9th in the Netherlands. The band recently finished a local show at the historic Jewels Catch One with labelmates Helms Alee and the sludgy noise transplants Ghost Idols, […]

02.19.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release · No Comments »
Great Albums You’re Not Listening To #9 – Oeil – Urban Twilight

Great Albums You’re Not Listening To #9 – Oeil – Urban Twilight

Oeil Urban Twilight Unsigned With My Bloody Valentine coursing through their veins, Oeil has rippled between the .jp and .com top-level domains for several years, making their first wave with 2007’s EP “Urban Twilight”. The EP was celebrated for its notable use of samplers and repetitive pop structure, channeling Loveless through songs like “Strawberry Cream”, […]

Album Review – Twerps – Range Anxiety

Album Review – Twerps – Range Anxiety

Twerps Range Anxiety Merge Records Those of us who closely followed the Kiwi music explosion in the 80s wondered what was in the water. Well, it seems Australia’s Twerps are sipping from the same musical glass, as they chug through one breezy song after another. Let’s take, “I Don’t Mind”, which mines the same slightly […]

02.02.2015 · Filled under: Review · No Comments »
Album Review — Pinkshinyultrablast — Everything Else Matters

Album Review — Pinkshinyultrablast — Everything Else Matters

Pinkshinyultrablast Everything Else Matters Club AC30 Everything Else Matters runs post-punk by tempo, krautrock by style, and shoegaze by effect — aptly named “thunder pop” by its makers. The songs, of St. Petersburg’s Pinkshinyultrablast, aesthetically fall on an intersection of Slowdive, loveliescrushing, and Tokyo Shoegazer. Lush is also an acceptable answer. Heavy reverb near-drowns a voice that gilds the watery riffs […]

01.31.2015 · Filled under: New Release, Review · No Comments »
OUR Top 10 4AD Albums

OUR Top 10 4AD Albums

Consequence Of Sound just published their top 10 4AD records and we were a bit disappointed with much of it so we thought we would follow suit and give you a better top 10. I mean COME ON, how do you include Ariel Pink’s “Haunted Graffiti” and leave out records by Belly, Piano Magic, Swallow and Lush? […]

01.28.2015 · Filled under: Feature · No Comments »
Bandcamp Spotlight #23 — Mentalease — Indian Summer

Bandcamp Spotlight #23 — Mentalease — Indian Summer

Mentalease Indian Summer Unsigned Ohio’s best kept shoegaze/dreampop secret has been getting some attention on the blogosphere, and it’s time FMWYK put the word out: Columbus trio Mentalease self-released their third album Indian Summer early last December, presenting nine ear-blessed tracks of aural pirouettes and gilded melodies. What started as the bedroom project of guitarist/vocalist Spencer Harris […]

01.23.2015 · Filled under: Bandcamp Spotlight · Tags: , , · No Comments »
Purity Ring to Release New Album Another Eternity

Purity Ring to Release New Album Another Eternity

Canada’s future-pop duo Purity Ring dropped their newest single “begin again” on January 13th and detailed the release of their follow-up to 2012’s Shrines — Another Eternity will be released on March 2nd via 4AD and March 3rd for Last Gang (Canada). The album, a collection of 10 songs with an allegedly poppier approach, will differ in process from Shrines, which saw […]

01.19.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release · Tags: , , · No Comments »
Bandcamp Spotlight #22 — Spirit Lapse — Dark Energy

Bandcamp Spotlight #22 — Spirit Lapse — Dark Energy

Spirit Lapse Dark Energy Unsigned This Bandcamp Spotlight comes as a pleasant surprise for me, being an OC resident for most of my life. From the sands of Huntington to Newport, Orange County gained reputation for housing a gamut of talents, from metalcore and post-hardcore bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Atreyu to singer-songwriters like Jeff […]

01.18.2015 · Filled under: Bandcamp Spotlight · Tags: , , · No Comments »
Björk’s New Album Vulnicura Has Leaked… Hear Opening Track

Björk’s New Album Vulnicura Has Leaked… Hear Opening Track

Björk’s new album Vulnicura  has reportedly leaked two months early, but the Icelandic music goddess has officially released the opening track which can be heard here. Rumors have it that the rest of the album is much darker thanks in part her work with Arca and the Haxan Cloak. Vulnicura Tracklist: 01. Stone Milker (6:49) 02. Lion Song (6:16) […]

01.18.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release, Preview · No Comments »
Forgotten Tracks #16 — A Place To Bury Strangers

Forgotten Tracks #16 — A Place To Bury Strangers

A Place To Bury Strangers Self-titled Album Dead Oceans With the impending drop of A Place To Bury Strangers’ 2015 album Tranfixiation (February 17th via Dead Oceans) and the recent release of the album’s second single “We’ve Come So Far”, I thought it’d be nice to do a throwback piece on their 2007 self-titled debut. More […]

01.15.2015 · Filled under: Forgotten Tracks · No Comments »
Gliss Releases New Single “Mirrored”

Gliss Releases New Single “Mirrored”

The trio that graced 2013 with Langsom Dans comes back two years later with a new single that stylistically breaks away from their previous work. They’re also a duo now — guitarist David Reiss made a quiet departure — and are working on a new album Pale Reflections. “Mirrored” gives listeners a glimpse of Gliss’s nascent vision: […]

01.13.2015 · Filled under: Music News, New Release, Video · Tags: · No Comments »
Video Of The Week #52 – Cheatahs – Controller

Video Of The Week #52 – Cheatahs – Controller

Cheatahs – Controller Producer: Davo McConville Director: Federico Urdaneta Direct of Photography: Jeremy Valender Two school girls pass time with Time Crisis, Street Fighter Alpha, MVC, DDR, and a casual afternoon discussion on mortality. Brought to you by Federico Urdaneta and Human, a media collective. Fans of Urdaneta may remember his last collab with Cheatahs — […]

01.11.2015 · Filled under: Video Of The Week · Tags: , · No Comments »
Swervedriver to Release New Album I Wasn’t Born to Lose You

Swervedriver to Release New Album I Wasn’t Born to Lose You

We last covered Oxford shoegazers Swervedriver in March of 2014, when the group released a limited press of their 2012 single “Deep Wound” in seven-inch vinyl through Tym Records in Australia. For a time, we held our breaths at the possibility of yet another shoegazing band reforming for the revival — in late October, Swervedriver […]

01.08.2015 · Filled under: Music News · Tags: , · No Comments »