Poetree: an urn into which you can plant a tree

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Saturday 8 October 2011

Unfortunately, it’s illegal to actually feed a tree when you die in a lot of places due to health codes requiring coffins or other such “sanitary.” measures. Poetree provides the next best thing, an urn into which you can plant a tree. Personally, I want a Tibetan sky burial while My Bloody Valentine’s To Here […]

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Gold Dream by New Zealand band Cool Cult

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By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Saturday 11 June 2011

What’s with all this epic music being created by Kiwis of late? First Ghost Wave and now Cool Cult. I’m getting really addicted to New Zealand’s indie scene, particularly this track, Gold Dream. It’s my modern day My Bloody Valentine fix mixed with something I quite can’t put my finger on. Yew!

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Whirl

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Friday 29 October 2010

There’s a weird convergence of black metal and shoegaze lately, which is how I stumbled upon this great new band out of northern California called Whirl. Their debut EP, Distressor, picks up where My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive left off.

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Wild Nothing

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Wednesday 7 July 2010

I’m loving the wispy ‘glam-shoegaze’ music of Wild Nothing, sounding like a bizarre love triangle between Lush, The Delays and My Bloody Valentine. Despite their ethereal qualities, the melodies are catchy and the guitar flits between a soaring soundscape and rhythmic picking. They’ve just released a new album, Gemini, and are getting some good props […]

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Ghostwood’s I Am Overcast

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By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Thursday 1 July 2010

I was hooked the minute I heard the captivating opening guitar riff in Ghostwood’s I Am Overcast. It’s got a glitzy Brit shoegaze feel that flirts with psychedelic elements.

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The Psychic Paramounts

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 1 July 2009

It’s hard to pin down The Psychic Paramounts. The New York band sounds a bit like My Bloody Valentine at times, and nightmarish David Lynch soundtracks at others, layering folk, rock, and electronic elements to create a moody, auditory haze.

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