Mons Regalis – Lo Que Pasó

Lo Que Pasó is the second single from Mexican band Mons Regalis whose music has been previously described as dreampop/shoegaze. Personally I cannot hear any of that but what I do hear is an alternative/indie song that has some fine guitar riffs, catchy vocals, a bit of distortion and some noise. That sounds like a slab of perfect pop to me! Lo Que Pasó is out now digitally via Stupid Decisions ( Mexico) and Hikikomori Discos (Argentina) Continue reading Mons Regalis – Lo Que Pasó

Mitimitis – Abrilar

I first discovered Chilean band Mitimitis via the Goodbye Idiots II compilation that was put out on Stupid Decisions at the end of last year. After a couple of compilation appearances they released the Abrilar EP via Gemelo Parásito Records at the beginning of last month and it features four feeling lo-fi indiepop tracks. The EP opens with the instrumental and wittily named Pijamas Harvey before heading on to the twee/c86 inspired Ella Flotó Sobre Mi Y Voló Un Auto Con Su Rayo Laser. 7up is a laid back affair as is the tuneful and melodic Esteban Maravilla with it’s … Continue reading Mitimitis – Abrilar

Pelopincho – Zona Surf

Pelopincho are an indiepop band hailing from Valentín Alsina, Argentina. Their brand of indiepop consists of short punk-pop songs and based on the imagery I can see where the inspirations come from. If Google translate is working properly (they sing in their native Spanish) the songs in the main are about having fun, hanging out with friends or when you are down go onto do both of those things. Not sure what cold polenta (Polenta Fría) has to do with anything though! They do have a sombre side as they finish with songs about heart break (Oscuridarks) and anxiety (Miedos). … Continue reading Pelopincho – Zona Surf

La Casa De Emma – Refugio Invernal EP

Well after being struck down with an ear infection since the weekend the first thing I have listened to all week is the new EP from Chilean band La Casa De Emma and it’s their first release proper following from the demos released earlier this year. Four of the five songs here don’t top the 105 seconds mark being fast, frantic and damn good. It’s on the final and longest song Skolniks where the band excel mind. It sounds like a long long classic from the C86 era and even at 3m.15s it’s way too short as the vocalist sings … Continue reading La Casa De Emma – Refugio Invernal EP

Now That’s What I Call Compilations…..

Today’s round up features compilations that may, or may not, grab your ears and attention….. Goodbye Idiots II A compilation put together to celebrate Mexican label Stupid Decisions second birthday. It features some excellent indiepop tunes from the likes of Marble Gods, Andrew Younker and Orchid Mantis amongst others. However it’s the new to me Perrogato and their track Fiesta Alienígena which is the pick of the bunch of those currently available for steaming. Pre-order it from here. Facebook Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 2 – Americas´Attack The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records follow up last years Brazilian compilation … Continue reading Now That’s What I Call Compilations…..

Something For The Weekend? – Shoegaze Compilations

And the pack of three is back! Not sure anyone missed it but hey. This weeks pack of three features three shoegazing complications two of which are recently released whilst one came out earlier this year. Dreaming in Sound by Shoegazer Sanctuary Records First up is Dreaming in Sound from Shoegazer Sanctuary Records and label which, unsurprisingly given it’s name, has released a number of shoegazing compilations before. There is plenty here to discover and I enjoyed the contributions from Wintermilk and Blushing. There are even shoegazing covers of The Byrds and New Order so dive in. Get it from here on … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? – Shoegaze Compilations