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CC Dust is the new project from Olympia, Washington-based Maryjane Dunphe (of Vexx fame!). Together with David Jaques, CC Dust plays romantic synth pop dancefloor anthems with a (certain) John Maus touch. Sounds completely different than Vexx but has the same vibe and attitude. Does this make sense? Listen to Never Going To Die from their self/titled debut below.

 

Oh ja, Dark Blue’s second album Start Of The World is almost ready for its release. After their first record Pure Reality on Jade Tree and the singles collection Red White on Adagio830, Dark Blue improved their sound and wrote the most exciting songs. Listen to Never Wanted To Hurt You below and pre-order your copy of Start Of The World here.

Is Tony Molina’s Dissed And Dismissed already 3 years old? Wow, time flies. Good news, he’s back and getting ready to release his new EP Confront the Truth via Slumberland, and he has shared a couple of new songs from that. Playing in thousand different projects like Caged Animal, Oven, Scalped, … his sound changed from Weezer-meets-Thin-Lizzy to a more mellow one. Can’t wait to hear all songs from the new album.

 

Album number 4 called Stage Four. Ah, I get it. L.A. post-hardcore band Touche Amore is back with their first record for indie major Epitaph Records. Well, they got softer over the years but this is definitely not a minus point and the moment you listen to Jeremy’s lyrics you’re convinced. Once again a great record from a great band.

Watch the video to the first single Palm Dreams and listen to the whole album below.

How many Thee Oh Sees records do you need? Well, I have no idea. With endless albums and 7 inches it’s really hard to say. But this doesn’t matter, because Thee Oh Sees are Thee Oh Sees and their new album A Weird Exits is again an ace psychedelic garage rock record. Watch a (weird) video to Dead Man’s Gun or listen to the complete album below.

A super sweet video comes from UK’s cutest punk band Martha today. Well, they released their newest album Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart earlier this year via Dirtnap Records and it is like you can imagine a record full of bittersweet & catchy indie / garage tunes.

 

 

The upcoming first proper album by Berlin’s Levitations makes my heart smile. They formed in 2009 as a quartet, played, toured and shrinked to a trio to release a 7″ called Partners In Crime via Cut The Cord That… Records. And now, finally their debut LP Dust is coming with 9 songs of blistering dark post punk – somehow reminds us of a mix between Australia’s Super Wild Horses, Kleenex (aka Liliput) and The Au Pairs. Levitations are intense, feverish and raw-nerved.

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Listen to the title track Dust and Nightmare below and don’t forget, we just started the pre-order. So, get your blue copy here!

Emil Amos is a jack-of-all-trades. Everyone knows him from playing drums in Grails, OM and Lilacs & Champagne and probably his solo effort Holy Sons. He’s also a out-of-the-books nerd. Listening to his new podcast makes this more than clear. Especially the second episode of Emil Amos’ Drifter’s Sympathy shows you his knowledge about forgotten soundtracks. If you like Emil’s work try this one and get lost in those psychedelic tunes.

 

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And have you ever checked our soundtrack collection? Well, we have some gems too.

Another present these days comes from Vendetta Records. He arranged an awesome free-download compilation with tracks of Vendetta’s recent and upcoming releases. Songs by Vukari, Anagnorisis, Hexer, Wode, Ultha, ……

Crusher!

 

One of the most anticipated Black Metal releases this year will be Anagnorisis’ newest record Peripeteia. But also remember what they did before, Beyond All Light is an absolutely epic mix of Black and Death Metal and full of haunting atmospheres. Stunning.