Posts Tagged ‘Shimmering Stars’

Here are a few more of the videos that we have been sent recently that have appealed to our eyes and ears.

First up is Monument Valley whom we posted about recently. This is the off kilter video for Round And Round together with a download for Dear John Letters from the forthcoming Tongues EP.

Download Monument Valley – Dear John Letters mp3 (from Tongues EP)

Next is Secret Music’s T.O.Y.S. with a video directed by TV Carnage, whose library of hundreds of hours of bad TV over the past 25 years has turned into an intriguing, humorous assortment of clips for the music video.

Download Secret Music – T.O.Y.S. mp3 (from T.O.Y.S. single)

Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands release their second album this month. This is Drowned Out from it.


Canadian band Said The Whale have a new video with a surprisingly accurate homage to Back To The Future. Check it out to see their interpretation of the classic Enchantment Under The Sea dance, which is also the video for their single Lines from their upcoming EP New Brighton.


Download Said The Whale – Lines mp3 (from New Brighton EP)

Based in Portland, Oregon, Keith and Hollie Kenniff are the husband-and-wife team behind the sublime dream pop of Mint Julep. Save Your Season – the debut UK album will be released on November 21st through the newly launched independent label Village Green. This is Why Don’t We.


This is the video for the Bell Beat’s lovely track Labrador from their album Our Manderley. Buy the album on a pay what you want deal from their Bandcamp page here.

Download The Bell Beat – Labrador mp3 (from Our Manderley)

This is the new and rather good video from Mister Heavenly for Bronx Sniper, taken from the band’s Sub Pop debut Out of Love.


Crushed Beaks shared love of horror films is evident as they continue the build up to their debut single release with a brand new video for lead track Close-Ups.


Okkkervil River have released another video to accompany the single Your Past Life As A Blast.

Download Okkervil River – Your Past Life As A Blast mp3 (from Your Past Life As A Blast 7″)

The lo-fi, dream pop of His Clancyness gets another outing on a new split 7″ with Shimmering Stars. Here is the video for Carve A Peach and a download of the Shimmering Stars contribution, Not Growing Up.

Download Shimmering Stars – Not Growing Up mp3 (from His Clancyness / Shimmering Stars split 7″)

And lastly, Glasgow band Kick To Kill’s excellent new single Black Kisses is out next Monday on Flowers In The Dustbin. Watch the video!


It’s Friday, Mrs M’s musings are still to come, and a Halloween playlist for the weekend too, but for now, here is a quick playlist/round-up of those songs we’ve gathered up recently, but not had/found enough time to post about properly…

First up Leopold & His Fiction, we’ve seen this track described as the Doors meet Wolfmother

Download Leopold & His Fiction – Golden Friends mp3 (from Golden Friends EP)

Big Deal are a new band, this duo are already being heralded by the Guardian who called then woozy, druggy, sexy pop classicism. Sounds good to us!

Download Big Deal – Locked Up mp3

Following the release of their album Orphanville, Secret Message Machine have sent over a cover of Deerhunter’s Disappearing Ink from their 2009 EP Rainwater Cassette Exchange. Bands such as Deerhunter, Sunset, and Caribou have been big influences, and this is their tribute to one of them.

Download Secret Message Machine – Disappearing Ink mp3 (Deerhunter cover)

Red Plastic Buddha are neo-psychedelic pop band from Chicago with a brand new CD coming out very soon. Here’s a taste…

Download Red Plastic Buddha – Star Shaped Holes mp3 (from All Out Revolution)

And here is a sneak peak at the newest song from The Rest, titled John Huston, which is going to appear on their upcoming 2011 album SEESAW.dilly.

Download The Rest – John Huston mp3 (from SEESAW.dilly)

Electric Owls’ new Cullowhee Songs EP will be released on Vagrant on Nov 9 digitally and on vinyl via the band’s website ( The single off of the EP is When I Was a Flood, and we have it for you here. Screwed up electro-folk?

Download Electric Owls – When I Was A Flood mp3 (from Cullowhee Songs EP)

And lastly, you might of heard of Shimmering Stars, you might not, but if you’re a fan of dreamy reverb pop a la Spectrals, Wild Nothing, you are more than likely to enjoy this. You can buy their new single here.

Download Shimmering Stars – Let It Be Me mp3 (Everly Brothers cover)

Download Shimmering Stars – I’m Gonna Try mp3 (from East Van Girls 7″)