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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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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 Single & Video From Sigur Ros. New Album In June

A little bit of new direction for Iceland's Sigur Ros. A more aggressive one. That might make you die-hard Sigur Ros fans a little nervous. I know I was. Yeah, operative word, "was". After hearing the first two singles and the title track to Kveikur my nervousness evaporated. Not only is the album a bit more aggressive than previous material, there's one less member. Kjartan Sveinsson left Sigur Ros last […]

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LovesLiesCrushing 10th Release Available In May

Ghost Colored Halo is the 10th lovesliescrushing release. Somewhere between My Bloody Valentine and ambient music, the duo of Scott Cortez and Melissa Arpin-Duimstra has been crafting lo-fi dreamscapes since the fall of 1991. For over two decades, they have been sculpting sound designs from an array of vintage stompboxes, guitars, voices and analog 4 track tape machines. Scott and Melissa have not recorded 'together' in over a decade and […]

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Superhumanoids New Single “So Strange”

L.A. trio, Sarah Chernoff, Cameron Parkins and Max St. John of Superhumanoids will be releasing their forthcoming debut,“Exhibitionists” on June 11 from Innovative Leisure. The first single is, "So Strange." Watch a stripped down version of the song filmed in their shed at their home in Eagle Rock, below. Tickets are sold out for their May 24th show here in L.A. but you can check other dates here.

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Tamaryn On Tour Plus A Cover Song With Jorge Elbrecht

Tamaryn, born in New Zealand, raised in San Francisco and now living in New York. Check out this cover of Turning Shrines song "1/4 Circle Black" performed by Jorge Elbrecht and Tamaryn released on Record Store Day 2013.   [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/87603483" params="color=802483&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

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