A Sunny Day In Glasgow – ‘Crushin’

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A Sunny Day In Glasgow have announced their first album in four years! The Philly six piece will deliver ‘Sea When Absent’ on June 24 through Lefse Records (pre-order). The eleven track album will feature the first single ‘In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)‘ as well as today’s new tune ‘Crushin’. Since forming in 2006, the collective have produced a unique brand of fuzzy indie pop meets psych meets dream pop. So I’d expect a little bit of everything when it lands this June.

 
A Sunny Day In Glasgow – ‘Crushin’

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Ummagma – ‘The Road To Lees’

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It’s a pleasure to premiere the latest video from Canadian-Ukrainian dream poppers Ummagma. ‘The Road To Lees’ (free download) was originally released on the duo’s self-titled debut. Welsh videographer Jason Sheppard stepped in to create their 13th video around the idea of dream states. Ummagma’s Shauna McLarnon notes, “unfortunately, apart from that which was familial or community-based, what we knew as the good old days did indeed seem ‘real’, but it was based on a faulty foundation, which we’re only hearing about now. Just the same, this is still a happy place for many”. 2014 is a big year for the band with several albums set for release through Germany’s Emerald & Doreen Recordings. This first being the ‘Lama Remixes‘ LP out May 16.

 
Ummagma – ‘The Road To Lees’

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Sleep Party People – ‘Floating Blood Of Mine’

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Last month we heard the first track ‘In Another World‘ from Sleep Party People‘s forthcoming LP ‘Floating’. Now the Danish multi-instrumentalist (Brian Batz) gives us the second serving with ‘Floating Blood Of Mine’. It’s one of Brian’s more accessible creations, with a light and airy chorus. The record will be available worldwide from June 2.

 
Sleep Party People – ‘Floating Blood Of Mine’

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Elsa – ‘I Do’

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Toronto dream pop band Elsa released their debut EP ‘I Do’ via One Big Silence last October. If you’re yet to hear the beautiful tune ‘In Two’, I recommend checking out the video below. The label is helmed by Mike Haliechuk (guitarist of Fucked Up) and is also home to Austra, Diamond Rings and Myths. Elsa began as the bedroom recording project of guitarist Jonathan Rogers in 2011 before growing into a live band with Angie Wong (drums), Matthew Goldman (guitar) and Jesse Mirsky (bass). There’s no word on a follow up but apparently an album’s worth of material has already been recorded. In the meantime the four piece have kept busy playing shows with some big names including Weekend, Crystal Stilts, Mac DeMarco, Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500) and Beliefs.

 
Elsa – ‘I Do’

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Grave Pool – ‘You Should All Be Murdered’

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Another Sunny Day‘s classic ‘You Should All Be Murdered’ (originally released in ’89 on Sarah Records) has been beautifully covered by Nashville’s Grave Pool. Pick it up on the EP ‘Dinosaur Hell‘ (available now). It’s a mix of jangle meets dream pop with super pretty vocal harmonies. The original (see here) was more in the vein of the new wave/new romantic movement.

 
Grave Pool – ‘You Should All Be Murdered’

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Ummagma – ‘Lama Remixes’

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Alexander Kretov and Shauna McLarnon return as Ummagma to preview their forthcoming LP ‘Lama’ on Emerald & Doreen Recordings (due May 16). It follows the ‘Rotation‘ single from last December, a prelude to the several releases slated for the year. The Canadian-Ukrainian dream pop duo have enlisted the remixing talents of Mind Movies and Moscow’s Sounds Of Sputnik, with further collaborations planned with Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/ Brian Jonestown Massacre), Mal Holmes (Orchestral Maneouvres In the Dark) and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins).

 
Ummagma – ‘Lama Remixes’ [Preview]

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Kramies Feat. Jason Lytle – ‘Clocks Were All Broken’

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Grandaddy‘s Jason Lytle recently collaborated with Dutch-American songwriter Kramies on his EP ‘The Wooden Heart‘ (available now via Perth’s Hidden Shoal Recordings). With the help of Robert Pollard and Todd Tobias, Kramies delivered the dreamy single ‘Clocks Were All Broken’. This week label Manager Cam Merton unveiled the video (which he created himself) around the idea of time standing still and “a never-ending summer’s day at the beach”. The results are rather surreal, see for yourself…

 
Kramies Feat. Jason Lytle – ‘Clocks Were All Broken’

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Is/Is – ‘Gleam’

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Prefix have premiered the latest video ‘Gleam’ from Is/Is, taken from the trio’s self-titled album (out now through Manimal / Loose Recordings). There’s also fancy vinyl here! The Minneapolis-based band (Sarah Rose, Sarah Nienaber and Ronnie Lee) revel in lo-fi rock that borders shoegaze, dream pop and noise. Check out the full stream below with the stand out tune ‘Shine Down’.

 

Is/Is – ‘Is/Is’ [Album Stream]

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Dianas – ‘Sleep Now’

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Last month Perth trio Dianas released their new ‘EP#02‘ featuring the aforementioned single ‘Weightless‘ (download). It’s a mix of indie pop and surf rock plus there’s a beautiful tune called ‘Sleep Now’ on there. The swoon-worthy vocal harmonies of Nathalie Pavlovic and Caitlin Moloney set it apart. Since forming in 2012, Dianas have produced four DIY pop releases, check out the rest here.

 
Dianas – ‘Sleep Now’

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