Archives for September 2014

Album from The Luxembourg Signal (ex-Aberdeen and Trembling Blue Stars)

Shelflife presents the debut album from The Luxembourg Signal available October 21st on limited edition vinyl, cd and digital formats. The first 100 LP pre-orders direct from the label website will be availabe in electric blue vinyl. The Luxembourg Signal, while being a brand new project, features members who have been playing together for … [Read more...]

Gem Club – In Roses

Somerville, Massachusetts is home to the ivory polishing trio, Gem Club. Singer/songwriter and founder, Christopher Barnes angelically ushers listeners in with whole body swells, mystical cavern-esque vocals, and echoey instrumentation sure to allow for some hefty introspection or at least a soothing ambience on a backcountry drive. Formed at the … [Read more...]

Saint Marie Records reissuing classic Shoegaze Albums

From Saint Marie Records: There are so many great records out there that are out of print or have never been released on vinyl. We have decided to take it upon ourselves to help change this but we can’t do it without you. In return for your pledge, you will be rewarded handsomely. Vinyl is not cheap to manufacture, and can be very risky for a … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#41 (Mark Fry on Electric Ladyland)

Mark Fry on… The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Electric Ladyland (Track Record/Reprise, 1968) “I tried to use the board, the console, and what I had at my disposal, as a palette. Much as an artist would pick the colours, I would pick the colours of sound,” said producer Eddie Kramer about his longstanding collaboration with Jimi … [Read more...]

New EP from Marshall Lewis

Marshall Lewis to release Higher Nature EP Listen to: "Ivory Creek" Marshall Lewis released his debut EP, Higher Nature, on August 26th, 2014 through Highwire Records. Higher Nature comprises of six songs that roam the horizon of indie folk. Marshall’s love for music was sparked by the musical influence of his older sister, Nicki. … [Read more...]

Fiancé Debut EP 1 Out October 7 On SQE

Fiancé Debut EP 1 Out October 7 On SQE   photo credit: Nichole Fusca "A matrimonial mix of Diiv's billowy shoegaze and Delorean's effervescent dreamwave, Fiancé might well be the most exciting band to emerge  from Delaware in, well, ever."- NME "Fiancé have, in the four dreamy, poppy pieces we've experienced thus … [Read more...]

Bastard Sapling – Instinct is Forever

Bastard Sapling, who sprouted by way of Richmond, VA, play a brand of dirty, gritty black metal.  Their sophomore release Instinct is Forever on Gilead Media/Forcefield records could prove to be quite a spectacle from the attention it has already garnered. From the moment you smash that play button you are proffered a heaping plate of … [Read more...]

Emily & The Complexes releases new EP

Check out: and Emily & The Complexes began on the road. While his peers moved into dorm rooms and attended lectures, singer/songwriter Tyler Verhagen took to the off-ramps, truck stops, and 24-hour diners that … [Read more...]

Comet Gain – Paperback Ghosts

Since their first releases in the early 1990s, Comet Gain have ploughed an erratically individualistic furrow alongside any other more well known Britpop band you can remember. Less cynical than The Beautiful South, less satirical than Pulp, as lyrical if less self regarding as Morrissey, their music has found fewer admirers than you might expect. … [Read more...]

New Single From Harts, ‘Angels Walk Below’

  Harts just released the third single, "Angels Walk Below" and is readying his debut album for release after returning from Minneapolis where he spent time jamming with Prince at Paisley Park Studios, receiving an invitation from Prince himself. The first two singles off the album, “Leavn It All Behind” and “Lovers In Bloom,” landed … [Read more...]