Candace – ‘Rewind’

Candace have posted a fresh video for their single ‘Rewind’, lifted from their forthcoming long player ‘New Ruins‘ (available March 2). The Portland-based band is Sarah Rose (guitar/bass/vocals), Sarah Nienaber (guitar/bass/vocals), and Mara Appel DesLauriers (drums/vocals). The trio have been making music since 2009 (under the moniker Is/Is) before changing their name to Candace in 2016. Long-time collaborator Neil Weir produced the album, which follows last year’s ‘Horizons’ 7 inch. ‘Rewind’ is perfect for those who like it downbeat and hazy!

Candace – ‘Rewind’ (‘New Ruins’ LP)

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Bolinas – ‘Casa’

Bolinas have delivered a stunning single in ‘Casa’, a slow motion dream popper that is dripping melody. This is the third single from the Los Angeles-based band in the past twelve months (following ‘Angostura’ and ‘Vacation’). With tunes like this Bolinas deserve the attention of the blogosphere!

Bolinas – ‘Casa’

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Tapeworms – ‘Medicine’

Enjoy over-the-top noise pop? Tapeworms have you covered! The French three-piece have loads of fun with their latest EP ‘Everything Will Be Fine‘ (out now). It’s refreshing to hear a band take risks and get a little crazy. ‘Medicine’ is decidedly colourful, with angular sounds and nonchalant vocals. The left field group chorus is an interesting touch! It’s an entertaining listen throughout, interludes and all. Jump in…

Tapeworms – ‘Medicine’ (from ‘Everything Will Be Fine’ EP)

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Maff – ‘Desfile’

Chilean rock foursome Maff return with ‘Desfile’, the lead track from their forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Melañiña’. The tune was premiered over at The Big Takeover, ahead of the EP release on April 2. Maff are sounding rather huge on the recording, which was tracked at Fat Master in Santiago by Eugenio Larrain and producer Victor Schlesinger. Mastering duties were handled by Tomas Stewart and Creation Records founder Joe Foster. The EP is inspired by singer/guitarist Ricardo Gomez’s daughter Augusta (as pictured in the artwork). He notes, “she has been my source of inspiration. This is my gift to her.” Naww! 

Maff – ‘Desfile’

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A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Never Coming Back’

On April 13 A Place To Bury Strangers will return with a new album called ‘Pinned’ (pre-order via Dead Oceans). The noise rock legends have shared the video for the first single ‘Never Coming Back’. Frontman Oliver Ackerman described it as “a big concept” saying in the presser that, “you make these decisions in your life…you’re contemplating whether or not this will be the end. You think of your mortality, those moments you could die and what that means. You’re thinking about that edge of the end, deciding whether or not it’s over. When you’re close to that edge, you could teeter over.” Thankfully after a decade of music making A Place To Bury Strangers didn’t call it quits. Instead the trio added a fresh member, drummer Lia Simone Braswell (who also sings on ‘Never Coming Back’).

A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Never Coming Back’

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Luke Reed – ‘I’m Dreaming’

The lo-fi jangle pop stylings of Luke Reed combine with collaborator Tea Leigh for ‘I’m Dreaming’. The Massachusetts-based solo artist (of Bent Shapes and Mini Dresses fame) is gifting this single to fans; grab a free download through Native Sound. It follows last year’s re-release of Luke’s debut LP ‘Won’t Be There’. Stream the whole album right here.

Luke Reed – ‘I’m Dreaming’

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