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Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’

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Fugleflugten have unveiled their debut EP ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’, five tracks of reverb-hungry post punk. The Danish quartet sing in their native tongue, and brandish progressive, widescreen rockers with loads of presence. Fugleflugten first turned heads with the emotive lead single ‘Ensom Galakse’. Thankfully, the rest of the EP is equally striking, stream in full below…

 
Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’ [EP Stream]

Visit Fugleflugten @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Japanese Breakfast – ‘Jane Cum’

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Here’s another reason you should be listening to ‘Psychopomp’, the debut record from Japanese Breakfast (aka solo artist Michelle Zauner). ‘Jane Cum’ is a dramatic, soaring pop piece that pushes Michelle’s vocal chords to the full. It follows the brilliant ‘In Heaven’, that we’ve blabbed about before! Rookie premiered the video, they also had a chat to Michelle about its origins (read that here). ‘Psychopomp’ is available now through Yellow K (USA) or Dead Oceans (World).

 
Japanese Breakfast – ‘Jane Cum’ [VIDEO]

Visit Japanese Breakfast @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Leave The Planet – ‘How Does It Feel’

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Back in March we helped launch Leave The Planet‘s ‘Nowhere’ EP, and last month the British dream pop duo unveiled the b-sides (available here). It’s another solid collection; you’d be forgiven for wondering why they weren’t combined to make an album, they’re that good. It also includes a re-working of their 2014 single ‘Unreleased Life’. It’s awesome to have more from Leave The Planet so soon after ‘Nowhere’, and a timely reminder to check out the EP if you missed it.

 
Leave The Planet – ‘How Does It Feel’

Visit Leave The Planet @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

VHS Dream – ‘Departure’

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Husky Recordings have delivered VHS Dream‘s slow motion stunner ‘Departure‘! The album is loaded with daydream-inducing dream pop, which kicks off with the single ‘AEIOU’. The Melbourne based-duo is Mayzie Wallen and Matthew Hosking. Victorian shoegaze fans should be well acquainted with Matthew’s work already; having produced releases for several Aussie acts including Hideous Towns, Bloodhounds On My Trail, Lowtide, Miniatures, Glaciers and Contrast. It’s no surprise that the mood setting ‘Departure’ sounds fantastic, a cinematic collection of ambient pop. Its well paced with several short interludes that help to break up the downbeat feel. The guy / girl vocals provide needed variety, as they share lead vocal duties from track to track. At times these melodies do get a little pitchy but it suits the woozy feel. It’s been a strong year for dream pop fans, and now VHS Dream have added to the already long list of “must check out” records.

 
VHS Dream – ‘Departure’ [Album Stream]

Visit VHS Dream @ Bandcamp @ Husky Recordings @ Facebook.

Lavender Blush – ‘My Pal K’

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Lavender Blush rock the analog DIY sound on ‘My Pal K’. The San Francisco-based project is helmed by Ryan Lescure (of Moonbeams, LSD and the Search for God and My Red Dress).’My Pal K’ is an understated lo-fi gem, with a “don’t give a damn” sound and stand-out crooning vocals. It’s been fun listening to Lavender Blush push the boundaries with their first handful of songs, and this one’s a winner. Pick up the ‘Lavender Blush’ EP now via Blue Aurora Audio.

 
Lavender Blush – ‘My Pal K’

Visit Lavender Blush @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Tropic Harbor – ‘Glowing Eyes’

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‘Glowing Eyes‘ is our first listen to Tropic Harbor‘s forthcoming debut LP (out this Fall). The band was formed by Edmonton’s Mark Berg, who is influenced by jangle pop contemporaries like Wild Nothing and Young Lagoon, as well as the classics; The Smiths and Cocteau Twins. Tropic Harbor’s first offering was well recieved, the shimmering ‘Colour‘ EP (from 2014). Looking forward to the full length.

 
Tropic Harbor – ‘Glowing Eyes’

Visit Tropic Harbor @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.