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By Mandy McGee


I recently took footage from a Golden Gardens show I filmed and made a new music video for them. It is from an older album of theirs, Between the Siren and the Amulet. Golden Gardens is a Seattle based dreampop band that mixes velvety ambiance, mysterious melodies and haunting voices to calm your senses.

Here is the video for the song “The Golden Dawn”.

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By Mandy McGee

Austin, Tx shoegaze band Ringo Deathstarr is releasing a new album called “God’s Dream” is coming out in Japan on December 18th, 2013 and then soon after to the USA and Europe. They have put up the song “Flower Power” from that album to tied you over. Take a listen. 

Do you remember Nerd Punk Rockers Nerf Herder? They had a song on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the theme song! Well they are back. They have a song for free download on Pledge Music and are keeping us in anticipation of amazing things to come. Go download the song and rock out to their 90’s classic video below of their hit “Mr. Spock”.

Light hearted folk country by story teller Laura Shepherd from Virginia has a new video out for the song “Stone Soup”. Take a look at look

By Mandy McGee (via Moon Sounds Records)

I work PR for the label Moon Sounds Records and we have an announcement.


The pre-order for Ceremony’s – ‘Distance ‘is now up!!!

Set to come out December 17th and start shipping December 26th!

Pre-ordering will give you an immediate download of the albums two singles ‘I Want To Kiss ‘and ‘Send Me Your Dreams ‘(Previously only available on the delicious Famous Class Records as part of their LAMC series that Ceremony was a part of as a split 7” with A Place To Bury Strangers) 

The other tracks from the album will be on CD when it comes out and will be available for streaming from our BandCamp page then.

All international orders will come with extras from Moon Sounds to offset the shipping costs. 

Album mastered by Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers /Skywave)

We are so excited to finally bring you this album. It’s been a long time waiting.

Ceremony site

Moon Sounds Records site

By Mandy McGee

I haven’t shared new music in a while because I have been incredibly busy and then I took a much need vacation. I am back in the game and excited to share things with you!


(Photo by Mandy McGee)

Plumerai is a dark dream pop band from Boston, MA who has just released a video for the song “13” off their album MondegreenVocalist Eliza Brown dominates with her sweet jazzy voice in this track leaving you wanting more. The whole album is definitely worth a listen which you can get at their bandcamp.

Plumerai’s Next show is December 20th at Parkside Lounge in New York City.


(Photo by Mandy McGee)

Teen Men is a brand new band out of Delaware comprised of Joe Hobson and Nick Krill from Spinto Band and visual artists Catharine Maloney, a photographer, and Albert Birney, a filmmaker (who has made videos for Spinto Band, Generationals and Ra Ra Riot). They have a great vibrant sound blending electronic samples and ambient accents. Seeing the band live is where it gets more interesting because they use a synchronized video projection that is interactive. If you get the chance to see this band live please do so. It will blow your mind. In the mean time keep up to date with Teen Men as they are working on their first album. Here is the video for “Hiding Records (So Dangerous)” featuring Sylvio.

You can see Teen Men on these next few dates:
December 7th at the Shop in Pittsburgh, PA
December 14th at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA
January 17th at Current Gallery in Baltimore, MD 


(Photo by Matt Gaye)

Philadelphia’s psych rock band Needle Points have released their new album, Bom Tugangu, on bandcamp which you can get as a digital download or vinyl. Here is a video they released a month ago for the song "I Drink Rainfalls" off the new album.

You can catch them next at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia on December 12th.

Austin, TX based psych pop band Tele Novella have added a new song to their bandcamp and a new video. Watch the new lo-fi whimsical video for "No Excalibur"

On November 27th they are playing with the amazing Girl in a Coma at Backstage Live in San Antonio, TX.

By Mandy McGee


Fredericksburg, VA noise-pop band Ceremony put out a limited edition tape cassette single on Moon Sounds records. You can purchase a copy and receive a digital download along with it. It comes with two tracks, “I Want to Kiss” (which will be on the upcoming Ceremony album Distance) and “Down On Me”. Go to Moon Sounds Bandcamp to get this amazing limited edition cassette, their are only 100 copies. Take a listen to more tracks from Ceremony on their soundcloud


Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene) recently released a new album, Paracosm. It is full of synth, psychedlic pluses and warm reverb. I have had this album on repeat. Paracosm is an any time of the day chill-wave album. Here is the video for the single “Don’t Give Up”. Washed Out is currently on tour; don’t miss a live show. You can also purchase the new album via Sub Pop.

By Mandy McGee

A couple of Fridays ago I went to see Vibragun’s CD release show that also included Happy Hallows and Nightmare Air. This was such a fantastic show. Each band rock it out and the sound was amazing. It took place at Seattle’s Chop Suey in Capitol Hill. I took a ton of pictures and some video but I have yet to have time to process it. I wanted to share these bands with you in the meantime.

Vibragun opened the night up with the best show I have seen from them. The sound was amazing and and Joel and Amber’s vocals were dreamy, especially when Amber sung alone; I love boy/girl harmonies. They have added a new song on their soundcloud from their S/T album. Take a listen to this fantastic fuzz filled noise pop band from Seattle, Wa. If you ever get a chance to see them live you should go; I promise they will not disappoint you. Keep up to date with them via their facebook.

The Happy Hollows are a LA trio that delivers heavy fuzz mixed with modern rock and a post-punk feel. I really enjoyed watching the lead singer, Sarah Negahdari, rock out and thrash around on stage. This band gave a lot of energy and were very dancable. They have been touring with Nightmare Air along the west coast in support of their new album, Amethyst. Give a listen to the video below and check out their facebook.

Nightmare Air closed out the night with an amazing performance. Crazy lighting and thrashing around the stage. This band incorporates heavy fuzz driven bass and psych noise, boy/girl harmonies and power rock into one of the best live performances I have seen in a long time. They are from LA and are touring for the release of their debut album, High In Lazers. One of the things that made me so excited for this band is Dave Dupuis from the shoe gaze band Film School. This band is highly, highly recommended; especially as a live show. Keep up to date on their facebook page.