Premiere: Dissolve - “Statement” MP3 Stream

Jul 23, 2014

San Francisco dream pop duo Dissolve (Inna Kurikova and Blaine Patrick) is readying a self-titled EP, due out next month on Painter Man. "Statement" is our first taste of the release, and it picks up where Kurikova and Patrick left off with their prior band, the blissed-out Modern Charms. A study in sugary abrasion, the song brings to mind The Swirlies and the Creation label's heyday; true to classic shoegaze form, it seems to mutate into something more sinister when played at higher volumes. Check out our premiere of the track below.



“Beggin For Thread” MP3 Stream

Jul 22, 2014

BANKS’ new track “Beggin For Thread” is downright playful. After the drama of previous cuts “Drowning” and “Goddess” it’s a welcome change. Listen below. BANKS’ debut album Goddess is out September 9 on Harvest.


Tour Dates:

9/20 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre

9/21 - Miami, FL @ Grand Central

9/24 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

9/26 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

9/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

9/29 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club – SOLD OUT

9-30 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5

10-2 - Montreal, OC @ Virgin Mobil Corona Theatre

10-3 - Toronto, ON @    Phoenix Concert Theatre

10-4 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

10-7 - Chicago, IL @ Metro

10-8 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10-10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

10-11 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre

10-14 - Seattle, WA @ The Shadow Box

10-15 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10-16 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 

10-18 - San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island

10-21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern - SOLD OUT

10-22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern - SOLD OUT


Salt Cathedral

“Tease (Kodak to Graph Remix)” MP3 Stream

Jul 22, 2014

Check out Kodak to Graph’s remix of Salt Cathedral track “Tease.” The song already boasted a seductive undertow, but under Gainesville, Florida-based producer’s guidance it glows. Fancy a bit more? Salt Cathedral’s new EP OOM VELT streets August 25.




“Tied Up, Tied Down” Video

Jul 22, 2014

TEEN’s video for “Tied Up, Tied Down” (a cut from their recently released album The Way And Color) takes the long route to weird. Along the way it passes romantic (making out), violent (getting beaten up), and celestial (umm…outer space?). Watch the Jordan Michael Blake-directed clip below.




“Orion” MP3 Stream

Jul 22, 2014

Sister shoegazers 2:54 have joined the ranks over at Bella Union. While there’s no word yet on the follow-up to their 2012 self-titled debut, they have shared a new single called “Orion.” The 1980s Goth commission called…and they’re as proud as hell.



Rival Consoles

“3 Chords” MP3 Stream

Jul 21, 2014

On September 15, Ryan Lee (better known as Rival Consoles) will release a new six-song EP called Sonne via Erased Tapes. Ahead of that, here’s the deliciously glitchy lead singe, “3 Chords.” Take it for a spin below—you’ll feel 100% cooler. Trust us.


A1. Sonne

A2. 3 Chords

A3. Helios

B1. Haunt

B2. Think Tank

B3. Recovery



“Only Other (Cheap Talk Remix)” MP3 Stream

Jul 21, 2014

Lately we’ve been feeling the soft rock thing thanks to New York’s FRAME. Now Cheap Talk has come along and kicked the summer vibes of her newest single “Only Other” into high gear. Listen to the remix below, and then head over here to compare it to the original. An album is due out later this year.




Premiere: “Neon Love (1 Mic 1 Take)” Video

Jul 21, 2014

The sign of a good song—when you can strip it back to its basics and it still manages to give you chills. Given that criterion, Claire's tune “Neon Love” is one of the greats. The German band recently participated in the “1 Mic 1 Take” series, recorded live at Capitol Music Studios in Los Angeles. And while it may sound cheesy to stay that their take of “Neon Love” glows, you try to come up with a better description for what they accomplish. Watch our video premiere below, and if that tickles your fancy, you’ll be happy to know that Claire’s debut album Broken Promise Land is out now on Astralwerks.