The songs on this and the compilations to follow all come from 2014 releases, most of which I found on Bandcamp.
The ‘Hi’ and ‘Lo’ refer to Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi, with the songs selected for this compilation seeming to benefit from better production than most of those which will be used on the remaining compilations in this series.
There is also a higher recognition factor for some of the artists featured here. Most of the names most of those familiar with Shoegaze will already know, like Cheatahs, Dum Dum Girls, and Exit Calm, for example, are found on this compilation.
Added 30 Jan 2014, after embedding cloudcasts became possible again.
Track List for hi:
01 “IV”  by Cheatahs from Cheatahs
This London, England band is due to release its self-titled debut album on the 10th of February (the 11th in North America).
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05 “Promise” by Exit Calm from Promise
This South Yorkshire foursome are famous for teasing us with a few excellent singles before finally putting out its self-titled first album in 2010. Promise is a single from the band’s second album, The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be, released last year.
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10 “Vanadium” by Illl & Irma from Triangle EP
I don’t know much about this Slovakian duo, but I was predisposed to liking this song, because Vanadium is one of three elements whose symbol and atomic number I know: ‘V’ and ’23’ respectively. Hydrogen and Helium are the others.