you resource for all things shoegaze & dream pop.

you resource for all things shoegaze & dream pop.

19 July 2017

TONIGHT! WTSH airs on DKFM. Stream it live @ 10pm EST/9pm CST.

When The Sun Hits airs on DKFM Shoegaze Radio!
Aiming to dazzle (and possibly deafen) you. GOALS!

Stream it live
10pm EST | 9pm CST | 7pm PST
Repeats 12 hours later!

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Stay tuned in to DKFM after WTSH to catch MUSO ASIA!
Airs tonight @ 12am EST/9pm PST  

17 July 2017

EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREMIERE: A Thousand Hours | Its Rumoured.

A Thousand Hours is a 4-piece spearheaded by the duo of Red Collier and Demi Haynes. “Its Rumoured” is taken from their forthcoming sophomore LP, Sleep, which will be released on July 22 via Vesper Records

Mastered by Greg Wilson of DKFM, Sleep is a gorgeous follow-up to Endless Grey, the band’s debut LP. The new sounds occupy a dreamier space, more akin to Cocteau Twins and early 4AD acts than the slowcore elements that defined their debut. 

“Its Rumoured” was written and composed by the talented Demi Haynes. She pulls out all the stops on this one – gorgeous vocals (delivered by Ali Kellogg of Sister Calypso) and a mesmerizing melody that truly sparkles. We’re so excited to premiere this tune for you.

10 July 2017

INTERVIEW: Evan Raab of Dulls.

Cover art by Brianna Didyoung

Philadelphia quartet Dulls consists of Evan Raab and Erica Carter on voices and guitars with Kirk Bray on bass and Jack Pfeifer on drums. The project has so far released two EPs digitally and on cassette. The four-track self-titled debut came out in January of 2016; the three-track Moon Violet EP saw release in February of this year.

The first three tracks of the self-titled debut EP are an excursion in what might best be described as dark, eclectic heavy psych. Shades of punk, metal, and doom are all brought into play and rendered with delightfully liberal layerings of fuzz. The outstanding five minute closer, "Whole", brings the band closer to shoegaze and dream pop territory, a positioning retained throughout Moon Violet. While John Cep of The Stargazer Lilies served as recordist on this second outing, which, as mentioned, shifts onto ground somewhat different from most of the first effort, there’s still an unmistakable consistency across all the material the band has so far released. Erica’s vocal delivery and Evan’s singing lead guitar tones, both distinctive, contribute to the strong identity the band has right out of the gate. The performances and recording have a slightly rough-around-the-edges feel that perfectly suits the sense of freshness and present-tense vitality pervading both releases.

Dulls has been one of our most exciting discoveries of 2017 thus far, so we were delighted when Evan agreed to take time out for the interview that follows. We’re very grateful to Yana Komeshko of the outstanding Russian shoegaze project Aerofall for bringing Dulls to our attention by posting a track on the Aerofall and Friends Facebook group this past March.

Dulls will next be appearing on July 19th at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn, New York.

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How and when was the band formed?
Jack and I played together in a band in college. After graduating we pursued separate projects but started playing together again casually in 2013. After going through some lineup changes, Kirk came on board to play bass. Erica joined in early 2015 and the band played our first show as Dulls that March.

Can you tell us what the band has been working on and what you've got forthcoming in the near future (new releases, tour, etc.)?
We are working on a new setlist which we hope to release material from as a 7-inch. We’ve been playing outside of Philadelphia more lately and are currently working on getting a proper tour together.

How do you feel about genres? Defining one's sound by genre can be tiresome, but do you feel that the band identifies closely with any genre? Do you consider your music to be part of the current shoegaze/dream pop scene?
Our music definitely has elements of that, and all of us really like that stuff. But as far as executing our own music, we tend to rely on our personal leanings. Jack is very much into R&B and more beat-oriented drums, and Erica has an adoration for classic Sixties-style pop, which I think gives us a unique identity in the scene. I feel that most shoegaze bands tend to lack poppy hooks and leads, which I try to throw in where I can.

What do you think of modern shoegaze/dream pop/psychedelia artists, any favorites?
It’s a pretty vibrant scene these days. I feel like almost any band with a cranked-up reverb pedal that throws on some occasional feedback gets the word “gaze” thrown into their description, which I think is a little bit silly. It’s amazing how this style of music has had the revival it has, but what I think is really great is that artists are taking elements from that style and incorporating it into their own musical blend.

07 July 2017

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Corrupting Sea | Persist.

We’re excited to premiere the new video for “Persist” by ambient/experimental/drone artist Jason Lamoreaux, who records under the project name The Corrupting Sea. The video, which was written, directed and edited by Paul Lewis, features slowly morphing landscapes that seem innocuous upon first glance, but as each scene progresses, an unsettling and undeniably sinister feeling descends. When set to the otherworldly sounds of “Persist”, the video becomes a full-on sensory experience. "Persist" is from the album Resist, which comes out on July 14 via Somewherecold Records. It will be available digitally and via limited cassette.