Film School – ‘City Lights’

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Film School return with their first recording in ten years from the original Beggars lineup! The L.A. rock vets have played with various lineup’s since their 2011 hiatus but this signals a reunion of sorts. Film School will deliver their new EP ‘June’ featuring ‘City Lights’ on February 12. There’s also a pair of west coast tour dates to match (details).

 
Film School – ‘City Lights’

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The Morelings – ‘No Sign’ [Video Premiere]

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The Morelings present the final visual installment from their debut EP ‘No Sign’ (available now). The Philadelphia dream-pop duo have teamed up with director Bob Sweeney to create a 1940s/50s inspired video featuring layered images of vocalist/bassist Kedra Caroline and guitarist Mathew William. A fitting swan song for the EP and a reminder that 2016 holds much more for The Morelings; a debut full length produced by Jeff Zeigler (Nothing / The War On Drugs / A Sunny Day In Glasgow). More soon!

 
The Morelings – ‘No Sign’ [Video Premiere]

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Japanese Breakfast – ‘In Heaven’

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I’m not entirely sure what’s going on with ‘In Heaven’ by Japanese Breakfast. It’s not particularly in tune, and the chorus sounds a little like a TV theme song. Nevertheless, it has an intangible awesomeness that gives me good vibes like drunken karaoke! I shouldn’t jest, because the real meaning behind the song is rather tragic. Front woman Michelle Zauner is singing about the death of her parents, and the arduous task of cleaning out the family home. She’s turned an emotional turn of events into a hopeful song. Trying to cheer herself up perhaps? If you love it like I do, don’t miss ‘Psychopomp’, out April 1 through Yellow K Records.

 
Japanese Breakfast – ‘In Heaven’

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Soft Wounds – ‘Baby Blue’

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Soft Wounds have shared two songs from their forthcoming debut album, take a listen to the first public track ‘Baby Blue’. The Toronto foursome first got our attention with their 2014 demo, so it’ll be exciting to hear what they deliver with the full length. ‘Baby Blue’ is a fun reverb rocker with a garage feel, inspired by their shared love of the ‘gazey greats! Soft Wounds self-titled album will be available from January 31 via Bandcamp.

 
Soft Wounds – ‘Baby Blue’

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Brothers In Law – ‘Middle Of Nowhere’

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Brothers In Law return with ‘Middle Of Nowhere’ taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Raise’ (out January 29 through We Were Never Being Boring). It’s a darker and deeper sound than their 2013 LP ‘Hard Times For Dreamers’. Since then the Italian trio have toured alongside Slowdive, Wild Nothing, Still Corners and Dum Dum Girls, as well as adding a new member; bassist Lorenzo Musto. Good to have them back!

 
Brothers In Law – ‘Middle Of Nowhere’

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Candace – ‘New Future’

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Is/Is have changed their name and remerge as Candace, the news comes with fresh dream pop (out this March via Found Object Records). The Portland, Oregon trio (Sarah Rose, Sarah Nienaber, and Mara Appel DesLauriers) have evolved their sound, now raw and honest, starting with aptly titled ‘New Future’.

 
Candace – ‘New Future’

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