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Song of the Day: Hypnotic Regression of lives that were lost

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Hello kids,

So as I continue to tear apart The Great Escape line up for some new discoveries here is another band I came across. They are called Girls Names and they are a four-piece from Belfast. And the first single Hypnotic Regression from their second album The New Life released in February made me think of the wonderful discovery from last year that are DIIV.

Have a listen then, and when I’m back I’ll let you know how they are live.



Song of the day: Forever

Hello kids,

So today I give you a very dream pop, indie rock, shoegazer type band. Their name is DIIV, changed from Dive out of respect for Dirk Ivens and the original Dive.

So I found this band by accident when I went to watch Digitalism at For Noise Festival. While waiting for the band to start we also visited the other two smaller stages (rooms) to see who else was playing.
We stumbled onto this New Yorkers and were hypnotize from the first song. They were cramped up on the back corner of the room, while we all pushed to get inside and away from the rain.
And as the contrast in temperature fogged out the place we slowly bounced to the acid noises.

They also had some fantastic video montage of all weird and trippy images that was projected on top of their rocking bodies, jiving back and forth to the music. It was a wonderful atmosphere.

There’s a bit of Beach House in there, a lot of Tame Impala and Animal Collective , and some Toro Y Moi and Best Coast, and on their purely instrumental songs they had some of the power of Explosions in the Sky. All bands I expect you to know by now.

So they have only been together for a year now but we are very excited at the new sounds they are creating.  Their debut album Oshin came out last June.
Check out the one that stood out for me when I saw them performing: How Long Have You Known

Also I would recommend to see them live, because the recordings do no justice to how fantastic they are when they perform.

I wish I could make a soundtrack to my life and breathe in the notes every day