Grave Pool – ‘Through The Skylight’

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This time last year Grave Pool posted a brilliant cover of Another Sunny Day’s ‘You Should All Be Murdered”. Remember? No? Eitherway, his debut full length ‘Mnemonics’ is out (via 80s Ladies Records) and it doesn’t disappoint. The Nashville solo artist (Devan Köchersperger) effortlessly blends jangle and dream pop into beautiful tunes like this one.

 
Grave Pool – ‘Through The Skylight’

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Mirror Days – ‘Never Home’

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L.A’s Graham Harrington (aka Mirror Days) returned to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan to record a split with Kip Carie’s solo project (Sardonic Sunshine). The result speaks for itself, it’s beautiful work. Mirror Days should sit well with fans of The Radio Dept, whereas Kip’s work is more of a fuzz explosion! Grab a download here.

 
Mirror Days – ‘Never Home’

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Lights That Change – ‘Voices’

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Ear To Ear Records presents ‘Voices‘, the latest single from Lights That Change! Summoning the spirit of This Mortal Coil, Dance Can Dance and Cocteau Twins, this dream popper has an 80s feel with a dark edge that reaches into the depths. Lights That Change is the work of Welsh music maker Marc Joy, who is joined on ‘Voices’ by vocalist Rebecca Plain (of Golden Fable) and Mal Holmes (of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark).

 
Lights That Change – ‘Voices’

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No Joy – ‘Moon In My Mouth’

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No Joy have posted their latest creation, a dreamy slacker pop tune with loads of character called ‘Moon In My Mouth’. There’s a fresh interview that’s waaaay more interesting than my paragraph, so perhaps check that out on Rookie. From the impression of the lead single ‘Everything New‘, (and from the album trailer below), it sounds like No Joy have edged toward poppier/happier songs. Albeit only mildly happier! But either way, they’re not the kind of band that repeats material. I expect that ‘More Faithful’ will be another leap for the Montreal four piece.

 
No Joy – ‘Moon In My Mouth’

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No Joy – ‘Everything New’

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After a few days of social media teasing, Mexican Summer have officially unveiled No Joy‘s new song ‘Everything New’! The Montreal quartet will deliver their third album ‘More Faithful’ on June 8 (EU/EK) and June 9 (USA) – pre-order here. Following the brilliance of their 2013 album ‘Wait To Pleasure’, No Joy once again team up with musician and producer Jorge Elbrecht for the recording, known for his work with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Chairlift and Violens. The recording sessions were split between Gary’s Electric in Brooklyn, and a farmhouse in Costa Rica! While the presser claims that “At times More Faithful is heavier than anything they’ve done yet”, the single strikes as lighter and less intense, so the wall of noise must be forthcoming! June can’t come quick enough.

 
No Joy – ‘Everything New’

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