Maria False – ‘Shadows’ [Premiere]

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French psych/gazers Maria False will release their debut album ‘When’ on May 4 via A Quick One Records. The foursome wage war on perfect pitch by bending notes to oblivion in ‘Shadows’! A de-tuned, lo-fi rocker with a warped swagger (first public stream below). Having already listened through ‘When’, I can say that Maria False don’t hold back, it’s ambitious, colourful, and as overblown as ever. It’s a big step from their 2013 EP ‘Spots And Lines In A Frame‘, less noise-rock focused and insanely trippy! Maria False is the work of Yann Le Razavet, Bernard Marie Canévet, Matthieu Richard and Yann Canévet (also of Future and Venera 4).

 
Maria False – ‘Shadows’ [Premiere]

Visit Maria False @ Bandcamp @ Soundcloud @ A Quick One Records @ Facebook.

No Joy – ‘Moon In My Mouth’

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No Joy have posted their latest creation, a dreamy slacker pop tune with loads of character called ‘Moon In My Mouth’. There’s a fresh interview that’s waaaay more interesting than my paragraph, so perhaps check that out on Rookie. From the impression of the lead single ‘Everything New‘, (and from the album trailer below), it sounds like No Joy have edged toward poppier/happier songs. Albeit only mildly happier! But either way, they’re not the kind of band that repeats material. I expect that ‘More Faithful’ will be another leap for the Montreal four piece.

 
No Joy – ‘Moon In My Mouth’

Visit No Joy @ Mexican Summer @ Facebook.

Eternal Summers – ‘Together Or Alone’

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On June 2 Eternal Summers will release their new album ‘Gold And Stone’ via Kanine Records. The Virginia trio begin proceedings with the indie rocker ‘Together Or Alone’. The fantastic video was directed by Japhy Riddle, a stop-motion animation guru. The single isn’t a big departure for Eternal Summers, but it also doesn’t disappoint, looking forward to hearing more this June.

 
Eternal Summers – ‘Together Or Alone’

Visit Eternal Summers @ Kanine Records @ Facebook.

Dråpe – ‘Together We Are Pstereo’

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Dråpe return with the new single ‘Together We Are Pstereo’! In case you were wondering, ‘Pstereo’ is not a type-o, it’s one of the biggest festivals in Norway (and was written in its honour). The five piece are currently at work on a new album, and have recently recruited Eirik (of Angelica’s Elegy) following the departure of long-termer Hanne. ‘Together We Are Pstereo’ is a sunny psych pop gem, with sunny melodies that pick up where their 2013 LP ‘Canicular Days‘ left off. Dråpe (pronounced ‘Draw-peh’), can do no wrong! Pick up the single via iTunes.

 
Dråpe – ‘Together We Are Pstereo’

Visit Dråpe @ Riot Factory @ Facebook.

Velódromo – ‘Gémini’

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Velódromo have delivered their debut EP including the brilliant single ‘Gemini‘. The Santiago (Chile) foursome have only been making music together since August last year but already sound accomplished. They craft swirling noise pop around the vocals of Barbara Perez de Arce, and guitarist/singer Sebastián Gaete. Velódromo are set to develop their sound on tour this year, and are already making plans for a full length. Grab a download here.

 
Velódromo – ‘Gémini’

Visit Velódromo @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.