Grouper – ‘Call Across Rooms’

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This Halloween Grouper will deliver her new LP ‘Ruins’ via Yellow Electric/Kranky! ‘Call Across Rooms’ is the first public track, more evidence that the Portland native can devastate listeners with just her voice and a piano. The recording was made back in 2011, during a visit to Portugal. It’s bleak but beautiful. ‘Call Across Rooms’ is bound to be one of the most blogged tunes of the week, and rightly so!

 
Grouper – ‘Call Across Rooms’

Visit Grouper @ Kranky @ Yellow Electric.

Astronaut Husband – ‘Together’

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Alec Grefe (of Haunter) returns as Astronaut Husband for the release of ‘Then & Now’, a mixed bag of downbeat lo-fi/acoustic and experimental oddities! Grab the digital now or hold out til the cassette is available via Little League Records. I’ve had the beautiful album cut ‘Together’ on repeat, it’s a hidden gem. The Wisconsin-based solo artist is criminally underrated in my book! Check out his previous releases ‘Drip’ and ‘Supergiant Blues’ via Bandcamp for more.

 
Astronaut Husband – ‘Together’

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Camera Shy – ‘Spin Me’

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Former Nothing and Whirr bandmates team up for a new project called Camera Shy, have a listen to the surprisingly fuzz free single ‘Spin Me’! Influenced by The Sundays and The Softies, the duo features former Whirr vocalist Alexandra Morte and Nick Bassett (of Nothing, Whirr, Death Of Lovers). Together they will release their debut EP ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ on June 25 through Run For Cover Records. Fans of the ‘Pipe Dreams’ album will appreciate this, as the presser states, “following the departure of Alexandra from Whirr, Nick started Camera Shy with her in hopes of continuing to create a Pipe Dreams-esque project albeit a bit more accessible.” A full length LP is already in the works too. In related news, Nothing frontman Dominic Palermo hit up Reddit for a Q&A session, check that out here.

 
Camera Shy – ‘Spin Me’

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Donovan Blanc – ‘Minha Menina’

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Introducing Captured Tracks latest signing, Donovan Blanc. The New Jersey duo (Joseph Black and Raymond Schwab) have spent the past few years releasing EPs under the moniker Honeydrum. Their new manifestation is more paired back with a singer/songwriter feel that doesn’t put you to sleep. Look out for Donovan Blanc’s self-titled debut album on June 24.

 
Donovan Blanc – ‘Minha Menina’

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Astronaut Husband – ‘Drip’

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Solo artist Alec Grefe has been producing music under the moniker Astronaut Husband since 2012 but is also a member of Wisconsin four piece Haunter. His dreamy acoustic creations grabbed my attention on the fantastic EP ‘Supergiant Blues‘ and this week the beautiful new record ‘Drip‘ was released. Astronaut Husband really deserves a wide audience, this is brilliant work. Stream or download the rest at Bandcamp.

 
Astronaut Husband – ‘Tattoo Land’

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Tim Woulfe – ‘Shapes’

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Last June Tim Woulfe released his latest LP ‘The Uncouth Swain‘ via his own label Apollonian Sound. Fans can now pick it up on vinyl as its been newly pressed and screen printed (order)! ‘Shapes’ is one example of Tim’s unique sound that blends folk with psych and gazey influences. When not busy writing his own tunes, Tim also manages the shoegaze archives for Captured Tracks.

 
Tim Woulfe – ‘Shapes’

Visit Tim Woulfe @ Apollonian Sound @ Bandcamp.