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Dream Pop From Chicago: Panda Riot

Panda Riot was first heard in Big Sonic Heaven back in 2008. Since then they've been hard at work with a new album, Northern Automatic Music, released earlier this year. Panda Riot formed in Philadelphia while Brian Cook and Rebecca Scott were working on some short films. Soundtracks turned into songs and Panda Riot was born. After moving to Chicago, they expanded the band and in 2011 dropped the Far […]

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New broaddaylight Out Now

broaddaylight, formed in 2005, is James Eakins (guitar, synths, and electronics), Henry Bennett (guitar) and Sarah Eakins (vocals). Inspired by artists Robin Guthrie, Brian Eno, Robert Smith, and Slowdive, they set to work on their debut ep the bell jar (independent release, 2005) looking to create a vertical colored world of sound. After a handful of shows the band started receiving airplay around the world and gained a cult following. […]

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The Ocean Blue Are Back

Fourteen years later and The Ocean Blue are back! I've rifled through the new album Ultramarine, which was released in March, and so far so good. The lead single/video is catchy and clean. The album moves nicely as always with The Ocean Blue and I'm able to soak it in easily. Melodic, breezy, guitars and synths. You know, the stuff we love and expect from The Ocean Blue. They've had […]

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Azure Blue New Album Out This Month

Azure Blue is the solo project of Tobias Isaksson. Isaksson has been working for years as a talented songwriter and a colorful profile on the Swedish pop scene. Although his old bands Irene and Laurel Music attracted worldwide recognition he has been enjoying a new start with Azure Blue. The first track I heard from Azure Blue was Catcher In The Rye. A melodic dreamy power-pop song that really caught […]

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Film & TV

Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo

Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep along with countless amazing music videos, has created another lovely dreamy film, L'Écume des jours, or Mood Indigo. It's an adaptation of the French 1947 Boris Vian novel translated in English as Foam of the Daze. (Now I'm going to have to be one of those people who reads the book after they see the […]

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Harold Budd New Album In June

I was first introduced to Harold Budd way back there in the mid 80's. 1986 to be exact when he collaborated with Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie & Simon Raymonde (aka Cocteau Twins) on the album The Moon And The Melodies. To this day it's still one of may favorite releases. It's so freaking gorgeous! Fast forward to present day and many, many albums and collaborations later and we have a […]

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Club 8 New Single Out Now, New Album in May

The first I heard of Club 8 was from 1998's The Friend I Once Had, their 2nd full-length. I instantly loved the tracks "I Wish You'd Stay" & "Everlasting Love". They both became Big Sonic Heaven faves. Now years, albums & EP's later they're still at it and after 18 months of recording and another 6 months arguing about the track order, song titles and album title Club 8 have finished their […]

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Depeche Mode – The Making Of Delta Machine

Delta Machine is Depeche Mode's 13th studio album. It also marks the end of a trilogy of releases with producer Ben Hillier. Hillier's resume includes Blur, The Horrors, Doves, The Editors just to name a few. Delta Machine is getting some great reviews since its March 22nd release. Some critics are calling it their best album to date. Careful now! Let's not forget Black Celebration, Music For The Masses & Violator. Okay, […]

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New Young Galaxy “Ultramarine” Out Now

Vancouver's indie/dream pop Young Galaxy releases it's 4th full-length "Ultramarine". The band's catalog also boasts 5 EP's and one 7" that they've been building since 2006. Young Galaxy originally started as duo Stephen Ramsay and Catherine McCandless but later expanded through the years with members coming and going while the original two have held strong. They've been compared to Slowdive, Galaxie 500, Luna as well as Pink Floyd and Spiritualized which is right up our alley […]

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Film & TV

Greetings From Tim Buckley Available Now On iTunes & Amazon. In Theatres May 3rd

Greetings From Tim Buckley starring Penn Badgley is the first of two films about Jeff Buckley to be released in the near future. The second film with an unknown release date is titled Mystery White Boy and is rumored to star James Franco as Jeff Buckley and Patricia Arquette as his mother. Greetings From Tim Buckley focuses on a romantic relationship and the troubled relationship Jeff had with his father […]

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