Monday, October 28, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Charlie Big Time announce new ep

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I cannot wait for this release...5 days to go! Previews and order details coming soon!


a sunday afternoon well spent
sale or return
pitiful,delightful and alarming
from the cradle to the bar

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Wolfhounds - C86 Indiepop for Today

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'Divide & Fall' is the 2nd new single from The Wolfhounds in 2013. The lead song is an abrasive, yet catchy. A song that would sit comfortably near the top of the bands extensive back catalog. 
Earlier this year the band released their first new 7" in over 20 years ('Cheer Up').

If you don't know the history here is a brief outline from Oddbox Records:
"The Wolfhounds formed in the early 80s (no one quite knows when, as the process was somewhat random and organic), the Wolfhounds became one of Britain’s most persistent and consistent underground bands in the latter part of that decade, and featured David Callahan on vocals, later of ‘post rock’ prime movers Moonshake. Though more orthodox than Moonshake instrumentally, the Wolfhounds were just as distinctive and individual and scored many independent ‘hits’ in their day, as well as remaining critical favourites to the end of what could now be called their first phase.
Having curtailed their activities in 1990, the band occasionally reconvened from 2005 for the occasional live show, but 2011 and 2012 have seen a renewed vigour, with more live shows and new material beginning to be written and recorded. In their first incarnation, the band recorded four albums (nothing if not prolific, their last three LPs were recorded and released within the space of one 16-month period) and many singles and EPs, as well as appearing on the legendary C86 cassette which was distributed free with New Musical Express in 1986. Three sessions were recorded for BBC Radio One’s John Peel Show."

Friday, October 18, 2013

From The Inbox

Some upbeat post-punk from Kansas City, MO's Is Paris Burning (Facebook):

I thought this was a particularly beautiful song. Aching vocals and floating guitars.

Something fun from the recently disbanded Glasgow band The Plimptons:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Patterns

Patterns have released a new track from their forthcoming (January 2014) album "Waking Lines". Pre-order here.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Synthy Sunday

Hello, it's your favorite lazy blogger here. I am still catching up with Depeche Mode... now, wait, I mean catching up with my in-box. Thanks to all you submitters, and imagine being without the Internet for over two-weeks!
I'll start with this lovely three track offer from Field Harmonics. I was very impressed with the crisp production and look forward to more of their genre-blending work.

So, I love the new Henric de la Cour album "Mandrills" more than anything released in September (well, I guess that is not true, as Azure Blue is bloody good too). Here's a video (reminds me of a young Robert Smith) for what I predicted would be the first single.

More synth goodness:

Twitter users, be sure to follow my buddy @hearshadowmusic as he tweets the best in new and classic alternative music, especially dreampop, shoegaze, post-punk, darkwave, goth rock, trip-hop, electronica and synthpop.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Beyond The Dreams There's Infinite Doubt

From the wonderful dreamy album "Beyond The Dreams There's Infinite Doubt". Perfect Autumn listening.