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Kindling – ‘Weightlessly’

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Kindling have announced that their new album ‘Everywhere Else’ will be out August 12 via No Idea Records! It’s the follow up to last year’s four track EP ‘Galaxies’. The Massachusetts shoegaze act are sounding amazing on the lead single ‘Weightlessly’ (as premiered by Stereogum). The blistering rocker is offset by a wailing guitar line and Gretchen’s chilled vocal delivery. Kindling teamed up with veteran Justin Pizzoferrato for the album, known for his work with Dinosaur Jr, Pixies and Sonic Youth.

 
Kindling – ‘Weightlessly’

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DAODA – ‘Shields’

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DAODA is a Philly solo project (by way of New York) that continues to drip feed impressive dream pop, case in point ‘Shields’. It’s a stalking tune that reminds me a little of The Cure; sitting unevenly between new wave and post punk. DAODA (pronounced “day oh duh”) has amassed a healthy Soundcloud following over the past few years due to his quality output. No word on an official long player as yet.

 
DAODA – ‘Shields’

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Pokal – ‘Some Time’

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‘Some Time’ is a breezy slice of jangle pop courtesy of Norway’s Pokal. It’s the moniker of Arne Barlindhaug Ellingsen, who draws influence from Ariel Pink, Prefab Sprout and Autechre (among others). Pokal oozes an effortless pop aesthetic, the kind that Scandinavians are so well known for! For fans of Postiljonen, Radio Dept or The Mary Onettes.

 
Pokal – ‘Some Time’

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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]

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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]

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