you resource for all things shoegaze & dream pop.

you resource for all things shoegaze & dream pop.

07 December 2016

TONIGHT! When The Sun Hits on DKFM. Stream it live @ 10pm EST.

When The Sun Hits on DKFM Shoegaze Radio

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Bandcamp Track of the Day: No Sun || Its Happening Again.

No Sun is 4-piece project based in Salt Lake City, UT. “Its Happening Again” is the second single to be released from the band’s forthcoming debut LP, If Only, which comes out on January 20, 2017. We were duly impressed by the first single, “Drown In You”, and this newest offering has us absolutely chomping at the bit for the rest of the album. “Its Happening Again” provides a massive dose of anthemic shoegaze sound that demands our attention – and absolutely has it.

Pre-order If Only here.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Strata Florida || Caroline.

Strata Florida is the dynamic duo of Louise Trehy (ex-Swallow/4AD) and Peter Pavli. “Caroline” is the dreamy opening track taken from the band’s exceptional and recently released sophomore LP, Falling From Grace. The accompanying new video perfectly captures the lilting, introspective quality of "Caroline" through a languid juxtaposition of beautiful imagery. A sequence of silhouettes, washes of color, blurred close-ups and patterned swirls dissolve into each other slowly, one after the other, in tandem with the hypnotic melody. Creatively shot and edited by the band, it reflects the charming lo-fi spirit of bedroom pop at its absolute best. We adore Strata Florida and are delighted to premiere this lovely video for an equally lovely song. 

If you haven’t heard Falling From Grace yet, we insist that you stream and/or buy it here immediately.

05 December 2016

Exclusive FREE Download: deardarkhead || March Hares (Ms. Ex-Hair Charmer - Big Beautiful Bluebottle Mix).

Shoegaze pioneers deardarkhead started releasing music in 1988. Their career has spanned decades because they continually create music that is beautiful, timeless and compelling. The band represents the very best of both the classic and current shoegaze movements. 

This is the second exclusive remix deardarkhead plans to release for absolutely free via When The Sun Hits. The remix is by Big Beautiful Bluebottle, which is the duo of Ian Masters (Pale Saints/Spoonfed Hybrid/ESP Summer) and Terako Terao. The song is taken from the band's highly lauded Strange Weather LP, which was released in March 2016 by Saint Marie Records.

We are thrilled to provide this FREE download to you on behalf of the band. 

Remixed at Forbidden Planet Studio, Osaka, Japan (July 2016)

Big Beautiful Bluebottle are Ian Masters & Terako Terao

Big Beautiful Bluebottle are sponsored by

Terako Terao:
Ian Masters: This is not sensuous only, has become very sophisticated musical fish.