Neon Indian, Ume, Frankie Rose, The Horrors, Morpheme & more

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1.   This Poison - Poised Over The Pause Button

Off the coveted CD86 compilation, this is the missing link between Josef K and The Wedding Present: “With a pen in my hand a glint in my eye, I wrote that stupid note…” Brilliant drumming too.

2.   The Bedflowers - Madly In Love With 25 People

Great 80s riff with sweet vocal melodies.

3.   Selebrities - Can’t Make Up My Mind

Don’t be fooled by the Cindi Lauper opening. This Delusions track has some icy dark undertones and a lovely Peter Hook-style bass at the chorus.

4.   Cut Off Your Hands - Hollowed Out

New track that recalls Echo & the Bunnymen or even Simple Minds. Off their album Hollow, this track also has a huge chorus fit for a John Hughes movie.

5.   The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Steel Daughter

More rocking tune from the Japanese edition of Belong.

6.   Secret Shine - Way Too High

Cue the buzzing guitars, punchy bass, and Splenda choruses.

7.   This Scarlet Train - Picture Frame

Love this shoegaze power pop ballad, very much in the style of…

8.   Ride - Something’s Burning

Do you get a huge smile across your face every time a Ride song kicks in? I do. Especially with this rare track’s  catchy, hopeful vibe.

9.   Pale Saints - Throwing Back The Apple

A shoegaze rock and roll classic from In Ribbons.

10.  Ume - Captive

Austin band’s latest track is post punk with a bit of Metric thrown in. Check their site for a link to the free download.

11.  Frankie Rose - Soma

My fave cover from Stereogum’s very good Stroked covers album. Fits quite nicely here, if I must say.

12.  Cave - Adam Roberts

Chicago band drops some driving psych motorik electronica. Is that a Farfisa I hear? Looking forward to Neverendless dropping Sept. 20.

13.  The Horrors - Moving Further Away

They return with 8 minutes of Neu!-inspired loveliness. Another curveball from the ever-changing band, but works for me.

14.  Morpheme - Red Dog

Dean Garcia’s latest dose of dark, dense and crunching electronic shoegaze. If you like Curve and SPC ECO, check this out right away.

15.  Teenage Sin Taste - Some Girls Are Darker Than Others

Music fit for wearing a trenchcoat and sunglasses, preferably at night. Cheers to WTSH for the tip.

16.  Neon Indian - Fallout

Slowing it waaay down now. Preview of the dreamy chillwave coming out on next album Era Extraña.

17.  Youth Lagoon - July

We’re continuing our tradition of ending with a massive tune, so prepare to be stirred with this one.

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