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DIIV – ‘Is The Is Are’

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Captured Tracks delivered ‘Is The Is Are’ this week, the long-awaited second album by DIIV. So far the press has praised the record, but there’s also plenty of fans calling it “samey” and “bland” on Reddit. It was always going to be tough following up their amazing debut ‘Oshin’, so you best just decide for yourself! ‘Is The Is Are’ covers more ground but loses some subtlety and invention in the process. Nevertheless, it’s recommended listening.

 
DIIV – ‘Is The Is Are’ (Selected Cuts)

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Presents For Sally / 93MillionMilesFromTheSun – ‘An Arms Reach Away / Darkness Inside’ (Split EP)

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Fan faves Presents For Sally and 93MillionMilesFromTheSun have teamed up for a new split EP ‘An Arms Reach Away / Darkness Inside’. The eight track release is available digitally and on pink and yellow “suck it and see” vinyl (thanks to Wrong Way Records). It’s a fantastic match up with some very solid material. Jump into the EP stream below…

 
Presents For Sally / 93MillionMilesFromTheSun – ‘An Arms Reach Away / Darkness Inside’ (Split EP)

Pick up the EP via Wrong Way Records.

Savage Sister – ‘Speechless’

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Savage Sister is known for their densely textured dream pop and indulgence in never ending reverb! Last year the Chicago outfit shared the ‘Cocoon’ single and this week dropped their latest full length ‘Speechless’ (available here)! The trio harken back to late 80s dream pop with punchy drums, and somewhat elusive compositions with heavenly vocals. Savage Sister’s Michael Tenzer has also been busy of late with the side projects Eyes Behind The Veil and Lazy Legs.

 
Savage Sister – ‘Speechless’

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Golden Daze – ‘Never Comin’ Back’

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‘Never Comin’ Back’ is the third offering from Golden Daze, a summery mix of psych pop, jangle and surf (as premiered by Spin). The Los Angeles duo (Ben Schwab and Jacob Loeb) has created a punchy lo-fi tune to sit alongside the first public tracks ‘Low’ and ‘Salt’. Keep an ear out for their forthcoming debut full length (out February 19 via Autumn Tone).

 
Golden Daze – ‘Never Comin’ Back’

Visit Golden Daze @ Autumn Tone Records @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Sound of Ceres – ‘Hand Of Winter’

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Former Candy Claws band mates Karen and Ryan Hover have announced a new project called Sound Of Ceres that includes members of The Drums and Apples In Stereo. It’s crazy to think it’s been almost three years since Candy Claws gave us their otherworldly album ‘Ceres And Calypso In The Deep Time’! Needless to say, it’s fantastic to have new music from the Colorado pair. ‘Hand Of Winter’ is grandiose, moody and cinematic. There’s big things ahead on March 4 when Sound Of Ceres deliver their debut full length ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’ through Joyful Noise Recordings. Beautiful artwork too!

 
Sound of Ceres – ‘Hand Of Winter’

Visit Sound Of Ceres @ Web @ Joyful Noise Recordings @ Facebook.

Wussy – ‘Dropping Houses’

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“Our dorky dual fandom of 90’s shoegaze and Tom Petty has fully surfaced and become a really singable wall of noise,” Lisa Walker tells Spin about the genesis of ‘Dropping Houses’ the lead single from Wussy’s sixth LP! The Cincinnati foursome have been together for over a decade and don’t sound any less immediate than on this swooning monster! Grab the album ‘Forever Sounds’ on March 4 via Shake It Records.

 
Wussy – ‘Dropping Houses’

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