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The holiday season is quickly approaching and what better way to get in the mood than with a carefully assembled group of bells. Enter the divine Cathedral Bells out of Cassadaga in the Christmas state that is Florida.

Ephemeral just came out via Brooklyn’s Good Eye Records and aims at a debut LP that will be out early next year, by the name of Velvet Spirit. Ephemeral has a classic smooth shoegazey’ness to it, developing under thick layers of reverb. It doesn’t sound entirely unfamiliar and yet lures you right in, precisely because of this. A cool tribute to this genre and sound, and at the same time one of it’s kind.

Photo credits go to Sydney Allmendinger and her only.

Hazy delights come flying in by way of Tropic Harbour and the salty shorelines of British Columbia, Canada. Dusty Light is his latest gem and a cool Poule d’Or premiere today. The track tells the story of long shadows, orange rays of light, and empty bottles, neatly circling around the tired days and nights of November in the Northern hemisphere. It all comes carried by his soothing voice and wrapped in palmy riffs and a dreamy melody, gently taking this beaut of a song off like a sea plane disconnecting from the water surface, elegantly defying gravity.

Q4 is well under way and while the European nights get colder still, it’s just another reason to ask Alexa on that Danish mid-century sideboard to play some groovey Whitney on your Sonos speakers. The Chicago duo squeezed out a lush new album in the final days of summer heat via the fine folks over at Secretly Canadian and now that the leaves have fallen, it sounds even better.

Attached below is their brilliant though somewhat of an interlude track Rhododendron, complete with the horns and nice build up and all, really hugging that infinite Lake Michigan coastline.

And as luck would have it, the group is currently touring Europe. With Munich’s Strom on the ticket this Thursday, 14 Nov, before hitting and Berlin (Friday), Hamburg (Saturday) and Copenhagen (Sunday) next. Amsterdam, Paris, London and whole lot more UK are still to come in November, too. Find it all nicely listed here.

Photo credits go to the talented Olivia Bee and her only. Check her stuff.

grmnygrmnyVancouver’s own Germany Germany just added another gem to his decades-spanning repertoire of good music. Someone New is a great testament to his ever progressing songwriting and production skills. The track is nicely building up around layers of synths, magically stacking up against each other like the foggy clouds perfectly hugging Grouse Mountain, and held together by his confiding voice, flawlessly narrating the story.

The track is a first taster of his upcoming new album Harvest which is due December 1st. Someone New is out today, on your usual digital outlets. Sign up for the album through bandcamp.

Raw Baltic vibes coming in by Latvia’s Carnival Youth. Nicely wedged in the center of the Baltics, Carnival Youth break out with an electrifying spin of indie pop and a neat touch for catchy melodies, putting the love in lv. Their new album titled Good Luck just came out via the sweethearts of Backseat, and find their latest cosmic single Only The Moon Can See The Sun pasted below.

The group has a reputation for energetic live shows and have scheduled a few Euro dates in the meantime. They will be playing Bern tomorrow, before heading to Zurich, Hamburg, Berlin, London and a whole lot more cities, all nicely listed right here.

In our algorithmic times of singles and tracks being upvoted and downvoted it is refreshing to see some human curation taking the wheel. Enter Tür zum Kosmos – a brand new event series that aims to open the door to the microcosmic beauty of independent publishing. Each event will be booked around one particular label and for the first edition they invited Cologne’s KAME HOUSE.

The young label was founded by the DJ duo of the same name and has since put out a remarkable range of electronic productions. Scheduled for the first Tür zum Kosmos in Hamburg on Friday, Sept 27, are Conny Frischauf, label co-head Infuso Giallo and Hamburg super stars Love-Songs while second co-head Uomo di Carne will be on the turntables throughout the night.

The whole party goes down at Frappant’s new space SLOT with doors at 8. For a taster, hit play on Love-Songs’ immersive Endlich Satellit attached below. All you need to know, right here.