Host Brenna Cavanaugh brings you her weekly review where she goes over the latest new music in the genres of Shoegaze, dreampop and related genres.
Today’s song of the day is the new single, There’s Nothing Else, from Daybehavior. Daybehavior is the Stockholm band featuring the lovely vocals of Paulinda Crescentini.
This Friday, the much anticipated new album Lost Girls album from Bat For Lashes will be released. The band has just released the fifth single from the album titled Desert Man. This track has a thematic sound to it that reminds me of Morgan Kibby / M83 .
A new song from Thom Yorke called Daily Battles was released today. The song was recorded for the Ed Norton film Motherless Brooklyn.
Esthero has announced a nice single called Baby Steps with a b-side titled Gimme Some Time. This single will be released on 10″ vinyl and all pre-orders enable you to download digital copies of the songs immediately. The b-side will exclusive to vinyl purchasers.
During the broadcast era of Strangeways Radio, singer-songwriter Shelley Harland was a staple on our airwaves with her solo track In The Dark and her collaborations with electronic artists Delerium and Sleepthief. She is now back with a new song with a very important message. The track is called The Lonely and it is beautiful and powerful with her vocals sounding as good as ever.
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Dreampop, which contains a little trip hop and shoegaze elements to it as well . This features the return of Dido, Thievery Corporation and Bat For Lashes. Plus, music from Hatchie’s debut album which is quickly becoming a Strangeways favorite.
A new project called Humanist is in the work which features the music of Rob Marshall. The record will feature the vocals of Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, in addition to Mark Gardener from Ride, Mark Lanegan from Queens Of The Stone Age and Screaming Trees and more.
This weeks playlist features the music of Cocteau Twins. It’s a collection of over 50 of our favorite tracks from the bands entire catalog.
Song Of The Year candidate : The Way You Look At Me by The Blue Herons with Krissy Vanderwoude and Marty Willson-Piper
The lyrics of this song start of as “You make me happy”, which exactly describes my first experience listening to his song. The song I’m talking about is the latest release from The Blue Herons called The Way You Look At Me.
There are some bands that you should just never try to cover. Cocteau Twins is one such band and tackling Cherry Coloured Funk seems like a dangerous move for an up and coming band. That said, Arctic Lake hit a home run with this beautiful rendition
Great news for Slowdive fans. Singer Rachel Goswell has teamed up with her husband, Steve Clarke, to form a new band called The Soft Cavalry