Cosmic Radio Station

by The Shifting Sands

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The music on The Shifting Sands 2nd album “Cosmic Radio Station” has been praised as “…multi-faceted guitar pop channelling New Zealand’s ‘80s Flying Nun sound…” by Uncut magazine while Brooklyn Vegan say “It’s a record of gorgeous guitar pop that owes some to Dunedin’s indie rock heritage — The Clean’s David Kilgour plays guitar on the album — but forges its own path.”

Now the band is set to bring its fuzzed out dreamy South Pacific psychedelic guitar rock to the US in October 2016.
7 October – 321 Lounge at Taix French Restaurant, 1911 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
8 October – Mountain Rambler Brewery, 186 S Main St, Bishop, CA
12 October – Bar, 254 Crown street, New Haven CT
13 October – Rough Trade Records, 64 N 9th St, Brooklyn, NY
14 October – Elvis’ Guesthouse, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
17 October – Arts Riot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington, VT
19 October – The Crown, 1910 N Charles St. 2nd Fl, Baltimore, MD
20 October – Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
22 October – The Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham, NC
24 October – Grimeys instore at 5pm, 1604 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN
24 October – Exit/In, 2208 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN from 8pm

“Cosmic Radio Station” is released on LP and CD by Fishrider Records (NZ) and Occultation Recordings (UK)

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released October 5, 2015

Recorded in a woolshed in Whareakeake and a decrepit crib overlooking Mapoutahi. Overdubs recorded at Chick's Hotel.
Recorded mixed and mastered by Thomas Bell

Produced by The Shifting Sands
All songs Mike McLeod/ The Shifting Sands, except track 4 by Thomas Bell/ The Shifting Sands

Cover art by Jim Cooper
Photography by Thomas Bell
Design & layout by Devon Smith



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The Shifting Sands Dunedin, New Zealand

A psych-folk/ space-rock psychedelic pop trio from Dunedin, New Zealand, The Shifing Sands alternate between the dreamy and the urgent. While the hyper-melodic jangle-pop sometimes references the “Dunedin sound”, the injection of synthesizer & sitar into the mix turns everything on its head. ... more

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