Sep 30, 2017

The Raft - Summertime Blues​/​December (Again) (2017)

sweetbellechobaby - st (2017)

Sep 29, 2017

Black Nite Crash - Nevergreen (2017)

the blue herons - new day (feat. krissy vanderwoude)

Butterbeer - Obliviate (2017)

VA - Blackjack Illuminist Records - 10 Year Anniversary Manifest (2017)

Fragmentos - Fantasmas (2017)

Death Bells - Standing At The Edge Of The World (2017)

Fever Dream - Squid (2017) streaming & buy

London-based Fever Dream exist to create mesmerising guitar music that warps and contorts our definitions of neo-psychedelia and brittle post-punk.
Following on from the release of their critically acclaimed 2015 debut ‘Moyamoya’, the band are pleased to unveil their latest full-length project entitled ‘Squid’, set for release on the 29th September via Club AC30.
‘Squid’ asserts itself as a testimony to the band’s voracious appetite for heady, frenetic noise pop and acts as an outlet to showcase their intense skill as musicians. Barbed grunge and shoegaze combines with murky punk riffs to create a 10-track exploration through hedonistic and unrelenting sounds and noise.
It’s clear that Fever Dream’s sound is drawn from a melting pot of inspirations. Tracks like ‘Worms’ and ‘Clear Mind’ can be heard to channel the angst and aggression previously demonstrated by grunge forerunners, Sonic Youth or Smashing Pumpkins.
The band successfully distinguish themselves from their labelmates and contemporaries through the use of lead singer Adrian Fleet’s immersive lyricism, which manages to float perfectly amongst the serene chaos the band are so adept at creating.
‘Heads Will Roll’ and ‘Ghost’ fall more in line with the material most Club AC30 fans will be familiar with: oceanic, expansive shoegaze that unquestionably stalks the unsettled territory between MBV and PiL: suffused with melody and discordance.
‘Squid’ is a record that is full of excitement and surprises and is an exhilarating journey through a multitude of genres that Fever Dream manage to merge perfectly together.
Fever Dream are: Adrian Fleet (guitar, vocals), Sarah Lippett (bass) and Cat Loye (drums).
All copies ordered via the Club AC30 shop will ship a few days prior to the official release date of 29th September, and come with free lossless digital downloads.

Sep 28, 2017

The Dayoffs - St (2017)

 Photo: Paul Takeuchi

Great guitarpop band. Remember the great britpop bands of 90's like Ash and Boo Radleys (post-shoegaze-era)


They say the whole world gathers in New York. It’s no wonder that such an eclectic and awesome array of music has been produced by musicians who have made this city their home. Vladimir Komarov and Atsuo Matsumoto are but two such musicians – together they are known as The Dayoffs. Having announced their self-titled debut album, slated for release on November 10 via German boutique label Emerald & Doreen Recordings.

The Dayoffs is a rock duo with an elastic, transparent and multilayered sound and catchy riffs and hooks due to some solid pop sensibilities. ‘Love Love Love’ is a prime example of this, oscillating between winning elements of Teenage Fanclub, Ash, The Boo Radleys, Ultra Vivid Scene and Pet Shop Boys.

The videos for leads tracks ‘Love Love Love’ and ‘State of Madness’ focus on the duo, their life and environment in New York City. The latter for was filmed by the prominent Russian movie director Fedor Lyass.

Atsuo is Japanese and Vladimir is Russian. Despite living in different parts of Manhattan and supporting opposing soccer teams, these two have much in common. Not only are they born on the same day, but they are both musicians and recording professionals. The two met in 2012 at the legendary Stratosphere Sound Studios, when Vladimir was tracking for a project and Atsuo was engineering the sessions. During the first recording hour both realized that their recording methods and musical tastes are similar. Soon they teamed up to produce a bunch of records, including the debut album ‘Country Mile’ by James Atkin (EMF) and ‘Voshod’ by Russian post-punk heroes Manicure.

Vladimir Komarov is a musician, sound producer, DJ, and journalist and otherwise known as a pioneer of Russian shoegaze and indietronica. While his Russian music projects ‘Hot Zex’ and ‘Punk TV’ became staples of the nascent Russian indie rock scene, they were also were well-received abroad.

Atsuo Matsumoto is a Japanese musician and sound engineer and, apart from The Dayoffs, he is a member of Andy Chase's Camera2 band.

Always busy working on other people's music, Vladimir and Atsuo recorded some instrumental improvisations during studio downtime, gathering enough material for a debut LP. Hence, their name The Dayoffs – from constant lack of studio time for their own music.

The Dayoffs sound seems to gravitate towards Teenage Fanclub, which is interesting considering that it was at the band’s Manhattan's gig in the summer of 2014 that Vladimir and Atsuo decided to jointly explore this sound further.

"This is a rock album. Speedy, noisy but lyrical – as guitar as could be. We did this on purpose. It was like playing with old toys – sweet, nostalgic and big fun. Maybe too sweet sometimes – but I don't mind. These songs came out of nowhere, uncalculated and with a lot of improvisation," explains Vladimir Komarov. "It took us more than two years to complete this 30-minute record as we are perfectionists. Every time I listen to it, I have nothing I’d like to add. This means that it is off the table and I'm very excited to know that our next record will follow different direction".

The Dayoffs LP will be available from regular digital sales and streaming platforms.

01   15
02   Love Love Love
03   Bottled Rainwater
04   I Can't Believe I'm Dead
05   Nobody Knows Her
06   Two Actors In A Cage
07   A Million Days
08   Next To Nothing
09   Illusion
10   State Of Madness
11   Eleven

Exitpost - Nami (2017)

Sundays & Cybele - Chaos & Systems (2017)

Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent (2017) pre-order

Sep 27, 2017

Gemini - St (2017)

colorvsn - extensive vamping. (2017)

Montana Wildhack - Ocean Blue (2017)

Sep 25, 2017

Shoegazer Alive Compilation - Vol. 171 (2017)

With Flowers - Shadow (2017)

Airiel - EP+ (2005)

Indrone - 1 (2017)

Nurse - ODD (2017)

Pencey Sloe - St (2017)

Balloon Club - Five Songs (2017)

The Cigarettes - The Lights (2017)

Black Tail - One Day We Drove Out of Town (2017)

Fuzzy Feeling - St (2017)

Sep 22, 2017

The Warlocks - Vevey (2017)

Lowering - Departure Songs (2017)

Low Kites - Sounds Of Saturday (2017)

MIS+RESS - St (2017) pre-order

Ephrata - St (2017)

Ummagma - LCD (2017) streaming

Luna - Close Cover Before Striking (2011)

Sep 20, 2017

Heaters - Matterhorn (2017) - pre-order

Criminals Hate Answering Machines - Come, Sweet Slumber, Enshroud Me in Thy Purple Cloak (2017)

Ric Gordon - Standing Here (2017)

Intenna - Flaw EP (2017)

Sep 18, 2017

The Morelings - Same Century (2017) pre-order

Superego - Indecision (single)

The Corrupting Sea - Resist (2017)

West Coast Music Club - Just Between Us (2017)

Cigarettes After Sex in Brazil!!

Foo Fighters - Concrete And Gold (2017) streaming

Bipolar Explorer - Dream Together (2017)

Archaique Smile - Elegy (2017)

Spartan Jet-Plex - Uncomfortable Quarters (2017)

Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains (2017) streaming

Sep 15, 2017

Seeing Hands - Take Me Back/Love You Still (2017)

MonA - Obscure Waters (2017)

Swim Team - Meantime (2017)

V​/​A - Dreaming in Sound (2017)

bvdub - Heartless (2017)

We Are Parasols - Inertia (2017)

93millionmilesfromthesun - Victory Is Ours EP (2017)

Sep 13, 2017

Airiel - Kid Games+ (2012)

Ask For Joy - A Blow and a Kiss EP (2017)

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Echo of Pleasure (2017)

JDK_AU - You (2017)

The Morelings "We Were" [Official Video]

colorvsn - luv in [VHS] (2017)

Sep 12, 2017

Good Weather For An Airstrike - Little Steps (2017) pre-order

Hold/Transfer - Warning Labels - (2017)

Opollo - Of A Distorted Star (2017)

Cherry Heaven - Exploding Stars (2017)

Pastel Coast - Vague Noire (2017)

Wurld Series - Air Goofy (2017)

Sep 11, 2017

Burgeoning Fields - Foil (demo '17)

Glass Arcades - Threads (2017)

Reverbcore - Diffusion (2017)

VA - Highwire Days, The Psychedelic Furs´ Reverence by TBTCI

Sep 8, 2017

Infinity Girl - Somewhere Nice, Someday (2017)


Acaena Eterna - St (2017)

Lately Kind of Yeah - Galaxie Depression (2017)

dottie - rough & old (2017)

Sep 7, 2017

Auburn Lull - Hypha (2017) pre-order

Leal - Don´t Hype This (2017)

the churchhill garden - breath. (feat. ben aylward) (2017)

A Casa - Disorder (Joy Division Cover - 2017)

Grow Rich - Cash to Kyodo (2017)

Sep 6, 2017

Dead Leaf Echo - Beyond​.​Desire (2017) pre-order

Whispering Sons - White Noise (2017)

Airships on the Water - Beneath a Thousand Branches (2017)

Yourself In Peace - Cover Charge (2017)

Follow Me Not - If the sky remains (2017)

Slowdive - When The Sun Hits (pitched 2 semitones down, slowed down)

Sep 5, 2017


Sep 4, 2017

93MillionMilesFromTheSun - Victory Is Ours

Midday Static - Turquoise Summer (2017)

Wil Bolton - Night Paths (2017)

musicformessier - Constellations I. & Eclipse (reminder with free tracks) (2017)

Seatemples - Down Memory Lane (2017)

Tropico Duclos - Imagen Inestable (2017)

Sep 1, 2017

The 10 Best Shoegaze Albums of August in Shoegazer Alive

 1-The Sorry Shop - Softspoken (2017)                     
 2-Cruyff In The Bedroom - Hate Me (2017)                      
 3-Crash City Saints - Are You Free (2017)                      
 4-Plasticstatic - Some Strange Alchemy (2017) pre-order                      
 5-thelakesidedrive - Everything, Always    (2017)                  
 6-season of strangers - Memory Loops (2017)                     
 7-Electric Lo Fi Seresta - Time is not a timeline-Sexy orbit of Andromeda (2017)                      
 8-a certain smile - Fits & Starts (2017)                     
 9-yún - harmony in chaos - beauty in daydreams (2017)                     
 10-Zooey - Bottlerocket    (2017)                 
10-Deepinmygrave - IRRECONCILABLE HOSTILITIES (LP)                      

The 10 Best Dreampop Albums/EPs of August in Shoegazer Alive

 1-Alvvays - Antisocialites (2017)                     
 2-SPC ECO - Calm (2017)                     
 3-The Raft - A Lullaby E.P (2017)                     
 4-Daniel Land - A Single Man (2017)                     
 5-Lotus Whispers - Poisoning the Mead (2017)                     
 6-Turnover - Good Nature (2017)                     
 7-YuKuBerī - ホームシック - 拡張プレイ (2017)                     
 8-Cascadia Fault Line - Firefly​/​Counting Kings On Rainy Days (2017)                      
 9-Reverbage - Summer Ends (2017)                     
10-Petridisch - 358 (2017)                      

The Stargazer Lilies - Lost (2017)

The Microdance - Hippo Highway (2017)

HEROD - Herod Plays Kraftwerk (2017)

The 10 Best Shoegaze EPs of August in Shoegazer Alive

 1-iris - iris (2017)                     
 2-Shallow - Same Difference (2017)                     
 3-The Age of Colored Lizards - Summer Rain (2017)                      
 4-Courduroy Dream - Mouse (2017)                     
 5-Charcoal Skies - Tides (2017)                     
 6-Avalyn - Despondency (2017)                    
7-Windy & Carl - Blues For A Ufo (2017)                      
 8-Sun Colony - St (2017)                     
 9-Noise is Bliss - Room in the house (2017)                        
10-Superficial - La Conquista del Tiempo (2017)                      

The 5 Best Post-Rock Albums of August in Shoegazer Alive

 1-Hammock - Mysterium (2017)                     
 2-Mogwai - Every Country's Sun (2017)                        
 3-Nadja - Stripped (2017)                     
 4-thisquietarmy - Democracy of Dust (2017)                      
5-Deer Park Ranger - Moderation (2017)