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    My Bloody Valentine // Isn’t Anything

    MBV abandons its twinkle-eyed twee-pop influences for a more nonchalant, druggy coolness nicked from the Jesus and Mary Chain and Love and Rockets.

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    Loveliescrushing // Bloweyelashwish

    Deep in the American southwest and far from the Seattle alt-rock gold rush, Scott Cortez creates a uniquely wordless, gothic reinterpretation of My Bloody Valentine’s otherworldly sound, coupled with an irritating penchant for Cocteau Twins’ nonsensical song titles

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    Lilys // Tone Bender

    The lo-fi, rough-and-tumble atmosphere throughout the EP make it a pretty compelling listen.

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    Cosmicdust // Snow Noise Assemblage

    “Bird Cries” originally made the rounds on file-sharing networks as “unreleased MBV demo”

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    Stella Luna // Stargazer

    Overall, a somewhat unmemorable record. The gloom gets tedious, even on a 4-track EP.

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    The Ecstasy of St Theresa // Susurrate

    Gothic-tinged ballads like “Swoony” and “Seven” have a doomed glamor that is one part Sonic Youth and two parts Children of God-era Swans.

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    Astrobrite // 8 Candy

    There’s no escaping the fact that early Astrobrite is straight-up My Bloody Valentine worship, and that’s totally fine.

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    Amusement Parks on Fire // Amusement Parks on Fire

    Mostly standard issue post-rock with My Bloody Valentine-style blasts of floating feedback and delay processed through Dirty-era Sonic Youth effects pedals.

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    Bailter Space // Robot World

    While the album does lapse into repetition at times, it comes off more as a dedication to a singular creative vision rather than laziness

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    Teenage Filmstars // Star

    TF mixes reversed vocals (female and wispy, as per), swirling guitar loops and vaguely Eastern rhythms into their psych-shoegaze stew.