Dum Dum Girls, The Laurels, Wire, Music For Headphones, Stars & more

1.   Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High

New track drops timeless power pop with a garage twist. Reminds me of classic Go-Go’s.

2.   Dirty Beaches – Sweet 17

Suicide meets Link Wray.

3.   The Spyrals – Love Me Too

Organ-drenched dark psych.

4.   The Laurels – Turn On Your Mind

Australians drop some heavy, going-up-the-Mekong drone rock.

5.   The Sadies – Another Day Again

Hillbilly freakout from Canadian alt-country masters. This one’s off 2010’s Darker Circles. Check out their video using footage from The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.

6.   Wire – Two Minutes

I love it when pioneers return to show the kids how it’s done. 120 seconds of post punk assault with spoken word off their newest, Red Barked Tree.

7.   Shark? – Tiny Violin

Gun Club homage with more buzzsaw guitars: “My love is big, but my heart is small.”

8.   Pale Saints – Time Thief

Quiet/loud shoegaze from The Comforts Of Madness.

9.   The Dandy Warhols – Ride

Mighty wah-wah from Courtney & co’s first album. Is this a tribute to the band Ride?

10.  The Avalanche – Throw Away The Rest

Melodic shoegaze from Norway.

11.  Orange Blossom Flyover – Someone Like You

Moody, murky shoegaze from Massachusetts. Vocalist sounds like Badly Drawn Boy – moonlighting?

12.  Mind Cinema – Lovesick High

Californians drop some dreamy mellow chillwave that builds brilliantly.

13.  Music For Headphones – 123Go!!!

Motorik monster off the excellent Life.In.Mono EP.

14.  Stars – Ageless Beauty

Watching Amy Millan performing during BSS’ This Movie Is Broken prompted me to dig out this near-perfect shoegaze pop song. Find it on Set Yourself On Fire.

15.  Speed Skating – Polar Bear

Near-epic hyper-melodic pop with a hint of mystery.

16.  Death And Vanilla – Run Rabbit Run

Nice one by band with a clear love of Broadcast.

17.  Low – Step

This intense, lovely tune’s from the brilliant The Great Destroyer. Their new album is coming out soon, and they’ve got a track available on their site.

18.  Lanterna – Collossus

Heavy, slow strummed guitar for three-plus minutes. That’s all you get, so just let it in.

19.  Sleep Party People – A Dark God Heart

Lullabye for the weary time traveller. Pick this one up here.

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