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Pinkshinyultrablast shares new video for their single "Umi" The single comes out on November 10th

Pinkshinyultrablast premiere “Umi” video

tPinkshinyultrablast, are a five-piece band from Saint-Petersburg in Russia. The first single ‘Umi’ is due for release on November 10th. The song evokes the spirit of bands like Slowdive and The Cocteau Twins, but at the same time keeping it’s own identity. Hailing from a city more synonymous with the State Conservatory rather than a gang of shoegaze addicts, they’ve been compared to Lush. But this is no mere throwback tribute – due to their sharp, icy electronics and ability to subvert the genre:

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PEGGY SUE REVEAL NEW TRACK ‘SAY WHAT YOU MEAN’ DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE ‘SUBSTITUTE' / 'SAY WHAT YOU MEAN’ OUT NOVEMBER 3RD

PEGGY SUE share new track “Say What You Mean”

Ahead of their upcoming special one-off London show at the Bussey Building on Nov 2nd, Peggy Sue reveal brand new track ‘Say What You Mean’. The band are set to release their double A-side single ‘Substitue’ / ‘Say What You Mean’ on Nov 3rd via Wichita Recordings. ‘Say What You Mean’ was recorded at Rockfield during the Choir of Echoes sessions A song about about crushes and ambiguity:

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Germany Germany's Self-Titled full-length Album, share "Blank Mind Empty Heart" Out October 25

Germany Germany Shares New Track

Germany Germany is an independent music project founded by Drew Harris. The self-titled album is the 9th release by Germany Germany and is the first featuring a full band, bringing an analog, human feel to the project’s previously established heavily electronic sound. Ten songs previously written and produced as electronic songs were re-written and re-recorded from the ground from up as a four-member band:

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Allo Darlin' shares video for "Bright Eyes," Their LP 'We Come From The Same Place'

Allo Darlin’ shares video for “Bright Eyes”

Allo Darlin’ just released their new album We Come From the Same Place and are currently on tour in the US. The third full-length recording from Anglo-Australian four-piece. The album combines the eagerness, urgency and immediacy of their 2010 self-titled debut with the contemplation, sophistication and ambition of their 2012 follow-up Europe, and yet it goes beyond either both sonically:

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Johnny Marr sits down for an interview with Northern Transmissions' Doug Bleggi

Northern Transmissions Interviews Johnny Marr

There’s an advantage to being the eternal sideman – you have the freedom to come and go as you please. For Johnny Marr, he has always moved according to the wishes of his internal muse, breaking off from the Smiths the minute it stopped being fun, and he hasn’t stopped since. From stints in the […]

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THE ICARUS LINE ANNOUNCE WEST COAST WINTER TOUR, FINISHING NEW ALBUM, DUE NEXT YEAR

The Icarus Line Announce Tour, LP Out In 2015

Los Angeles-based rockers The Icarus Line have announced a West-coast tour for this winter, which will start on December 1 at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, CA and conclude on December 12 at Soda Bar in San Diego, CA. The full list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced soon. The group has been pretty busy as of late — since the recent release of their mini-LP Avowed Slavery and their full-length Slave Vows (featuring “Don’t Let Me Save Your Soul”) before that, they’ve been hard at work:

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FOOL'S GOLD CELEBRATES 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN NYC 11/6 WITH MASTER P + MORE

Fool’s Gold Celebrates 7 Year Anniversary

Year after year, Brooklyn’s own Fool’s Gold Records puts their midas touch on releases, merch and beyond. Whether it’s connecting the dots between the hip-hop experiments of Danny Brown and the disco funk of Duck Sauce, introducing new talent with free BitTorrent bundles, or slanging limited-edition apparel and collabs with visual artists from their Williamsburg storefront:

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Northern Transmissions is a music website started by music lover Charles Brownstein. The main goal of Northern Transmissions is to share and introduce new indie music artists to music lovers of indie music around the world. Northern Transmissions is a website for music lovers, created by music lovers.


The writers at Northern Transmissions cover bands from all over North America and Europe because they live there. They are true lovers of independent music. Rock, Electronica, Punk, Dub, Chillwave, Krautrock, Experimental Dance Music, and of course, Hip Hop are just a few of the genres from the independent world of music that Northern Transmissions focuses on.


Northern Transmissions is a daily publication which features interviews, reviews, and news on some of today's most influential artists and bands from the world of indie rock. Northern Transmissions' video series Records In My Life has featured Kurt Vile, Metz, and Titus Andronicus. Another feature on Northern Transmissions is Our Song Of The Day which selects and plays a song daily from an independent band or artist that has had limited exposure to the music world. This has proven to be a popular part of Northern Transmissions with indie record companies and bands.


Today, there is no shortage of great independent music coming from around the world. Northern Transmissions is constantly trying to discover what's new and exciting by listening to new music or being sent submissions from bands and record labels from Europe and all over North America. For the staff at Northern Transmissions, our greatest joy is discovering something fresh and independent musically and being able to share it with our readers.


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