The Post-Op Sampler #1

Wow. There was certainly a lot of music released last week. I even forgot about Bandcamp Friday. That’s a first. I say, let’s start the catch up!

Here is the Playlist:

or listen on YouTube

And before you head to the individual tracks take a read of the changing life of musicians in the Ukraine. (Donate)

Mo Dotti – Loser Smile

Fuzzy shoegaze like they made in the (g)olden days. Mo Dotti would had easily found a home on 4AD in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Loser Smile is taken from the forthcoming Guided Imagery which can be pre-ordered from here.

Whimsical – Quicksand

Quicksand is the second single to be taken from the forthcoming album Melt which will be released by Shelflife Records on April 1st 2022. Pre-order from here. Chilled and ethereal dream pop.

Pale Blue Eyes – Dr Pong (Radio Edit)

Another slice of alternative pop with Komische undertones via Devon. Check out the longer version for added effect.

FERS – Waves

Dream/indie-pop hybrid from Singapore. Taken from the new EP Shallow which is out on the Brest based Too Good To Be True which is fast becoming a favourite. Buy from here. Note that Shallow was originally self released last year but this new version features two new tracks of which the hypnotic Waves is one.

Le Pain – Is That How You Want Me to Feel?

Superb 1960s girl band influenced indiepop from the Los Angeles based act. How they make a sombre topic sound so cheerful, and danceable, is beyond me.

Fontanarosa – OH ID

The first single to be taken from the forthcoming album Are You There? which is out on the 18th March 2022 via Howlin’ Banana Records. Quirky garage/post punk mix which plenty of hooks and jagged guitars. Are You There? can be pre-ordered from the label.

Sugar World – Sabbath Still

Originally found on last year’s wonderful Sunday Records compilation Something Beautiful Sabbath Still is the opening track from Sugar World’s debut album Lost and Found. The album, which can be pre-ordered from here, also features the previous singles We Fell In Love and Time To Kill. 1980s inspired indiepop.

The Hannah Barberas – When You Were My Boyfriend

Talking about retro indiepop Sarf London’s finest are back with a brand new EP. The title track, which will also appear on the bands second album, is a catchy, melodic and thanks to the vocals, an addictive listen. Sparkling stuff. Buy that EP from the band. It’s a Bandcamp exclusive by the way.

Lightfoils – Where It Ends You

Where It Ends You is the fourth, and I believe final, release of a run of a recent singles series. It’s a dreamy shoegazing single which sounds like Lush in places. It’s backed with a For Tracy Hyde remix of Summer Nights. That’s very good also, highlighting Cory Osborne’s lovely voice.

bdrmm – Port (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix)

A very noisy and, at times, ear shattering remix of Port from label mates A Place To Bury Strangers. Taken from the forthcoming EP of Port Remixes due out early next month on Sonic Cathedral.


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