On Repeat – Best of July 2014 – Part Two

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It is that time of the month again where we look back at what was dominating our playing time in the previous month. You should know the drill by now, only music which has somehow found its way to us through our various channels gets into the list, so if you want to be considered for the August edition, contact us through the following:
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Read part one here

Nick Raven – Nineteen Fifty Three
Post-punk/dream-pop artist Nick Raven has been making music out of his native New Zealand for the past few years, and has just released a new track called Nineteen Fifty Three. Check it below, you won’t be disappointed.
The Noise Tigers – Another Town
The Noise Tigers are from Vienna and make electronic shoegaze and dream pop music.  They just released a brand new EP on Greek label Sonic Playground. They make a sound which you will feel instantly drawn to, anytime of the day.
PHANTOGRAM –  Black Out Days (Future Islands Remix)
Future Islands have given Black Out Days a shoe gaze remix to be envious off. Recorded in Los Angeles with co-producer John Hill (Santigold, MIA), Voices follows up the group’s celebrated full-length debut Eyelid Movies [2010, Barsuk] and Nightlife EP [2011, Barsuk], which established them as an intriguing indie outfit.
Split Screens – Stand Alone
San Francisco indie rock band Split Screens recently released Stand Alone, which is off their upcoming debut LP Before the Storm, due out September 9th on Name Drop Swamp Records. Horns, autoharp and synths lay the groundwork for this single, brushing the song’s path with an almost electro-pop feel while maintaining that sonic Split Screens sound.
Gateway Drugs – Give Me Your Love
Gateway Drugs are an electronic pop duo from Cape Town, South Africa. The band make music with drum machines, synthesizers and a lot of reverb. Give Me Your Love is the first single from their upcoming album and is a typical piece of uplifting synth pop.
Paper Days – Playground Dreams

Southern California four piece Paper Days formed when four friends became family through music. They are living in the “Paper Days”, the final generations before paper becomes obsolete as we move into a digital world. Their is a definite feeling of fantasy and day dreaming in their music. Playground Dreams should be added to your collection.

Papertwin – Alkaline [Daryl Palumbo Remix]
This is an atmospheric remix of their track Alkaline by Daryl Palumbo, frontman of Glass JawHead Automatica, and Color Film and has a dark 80’s feel to it at times.  Papertwin has been playing music together since 2009, formed by Max Decker after narrowly escaping a lucrative career as a landscape painter. After two homespun EPs, the band is set to release their first studio collaboration, Vox Humana.