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D//E Playlist: Stream And Destroy Vol. 3

22.1.18



Fresh bundle of a dozen new tracks, first playlist for 2018...

Field Ceremony, the new album by Estonia's Pia Fraus came on Shelflife last Fall, and it is the band's first full length in ten whole years, worth the attention of longtime fans and capable of attracting new ones to the veteran band's dreamy, shoegazing sound.

German shoegaze/noise rock greats, Jaguwar, have just dropped an exciting new album that showcases the band's direction towards a more approachable sound. A change of pace seems also to be happening for The Men whose newest pieces flirt with a more new wave/industrial approach. Their much anticipated new record comes March 2nd on Sacred Bones.

Also going for a more new wave-y sound, Montreal's Ought. After the enormous success of their first two LPs they move to the weighty Merge Records, and will be releasing their third full length in February.

Brooklyn's Monograms started out as a solo recording project by Ian Jacobs, but evolved into a four-piece band which earned live experience alongside important indie acts like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Wytches, Dion Lundon (A Place To Bury Strangers) and much more. Their dark new single, Sleep Cycle, is an excellent hybrid of new wave, garage rock and psychedelia which exposes a much promising dark act in the making.

New Yorkers Beechwood introduced their upcoming album, Songs From the Land of Nod, with a couple of amazing singles. One of them, Heroin Honey, combines sixties-infused garage rock, psychedelia and dreampop in the most seamless way, just as the rest of the bright band's record is expected to do.

On their new four-track EP, Australia's Key Out offer a notable and enjoyable compound of shoegaze, dreampop, college and noise rock, while SoCal's Pure Mids stand out as a new project with a series of early singles which excellently combine the band's new gaze-founded sound with a touch of neo-psychedelia.

Sweden's Honeymilk, who went from a four-piece to a two-piece two years ago are expected to put out their  overdue new album on January 26th. The latest single before the album's release features duet vocals from Melby's front figure, Matilda Wiezell.

For more jangliness in your dreampop, L.A.'s So Many Wizards have an amazing new single out, right off the sessions of the quartet’s latest album, Heavy Vision, which came out last April on Lolipop Records. For a slower, more experimental and more spacey shoegaze sound, Waister is a very promising and entirely DIY project out of Portland whose limited release cassette is out on Captain Crook Records.

Danish dreamrockers, Moon Loves Honey, return for the first time since their acclaimed EP from 2016 with a new single which introduces the band's upcoming debut record due in April 2018.





01. Pia Fraus - It's Over Now
02. Jaguwar - Lunatic
03. The Men - Maybe I'm Crazy
04. Ought - Disgraced in America
05. Monograms - Sleep Cycle
06. Beechwood - Heroin Honey
07. Key Out - Flicker
08. Honeymilk - Coming Home
09. Pure Mids - Under the Cover
10. So Many Wizards - Millipede
11. Waister - A Name Like Egg
12. Moon Loves Honey - Lonely Day



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