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Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’

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Fugleflugten have unveiled their debut EP ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’, five tracks of reverb-hungry post punk. The Danish quartet sing in their native tongue, and brandish progressive, widescreen rockers with loads of presence. Fugleflugten first turned heads with the emotive lead single ‘Ensom Galakse’. Thankfully, the rest of the EP is equally striking, stream in full below…

 
Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’ [EP Stream]

Visit Fugleflugten @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Lavender Blush – ‘My Pal K’

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Lavender Blush rock the analog DIY sound on ‘My Pal K’. The San Francisco-based project is helmed by Ryan Lescure (of Moonbeams, LSD and the Search for God and My Red Dress).’My Pal K’ is an understated lo-fi gem, with a “don’t give a damn” sound and stand-out crooning vocals. It’s been fun listening to Lavender Blush push the boundaries with their first handful of songs, and this one’s a winner. Pick up the ‘Lavender Blush’ EP now via Blue Aurora Audio.

 
Lavender Blush – ‘My Pal K’

Visit Lavender Blush @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

The Craters – ‘Sudden Fade’

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Designer Medium Records are releasing The Craters new EP ‘Kids Can Tell’ this week (June 17). The jangly four-track collection closes with the shoegazey ‘Sudden Fade’. It’s the work of Boston’s Wes Kaplan, who produces lo-fi pop gems influenced by MBV and The Beach Boys (pre-order).

 
The Craters – ‘Sudden Fade’

Visit The Craters @ Designer Medium Records @ Bandcamp.

Preoccupations – ‘Anxiety’

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I’ll admit I’m not fond of the video, that’s just me. The song however, is a jaw-dropper. ‘Anxiety’ is immediate, compelling and loaded with feels. It’s the first taste of the Preoccupations forthcoming LP, out September 16 through Jagjaguwar/Inertia. The Calgary band (formerly known as Viet Cong), are all over the interwebs this week, and rightly so. I really, really, hope the rest of the album is this brilliant. The video depicts a series of childhood fears, as shot in Ymir British Columbia. You may find it on repeat.

 
Preoccupations – ‘Anxiety’ [VIDEO]

Visit Preoccupations @ Jagjaguwar @ Facebook.

No Joy – ‘Drool Sucker’

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In case you missed it; Canadian reverb rockers No Joy dished up ‘A Thorn In Garland’s Side’. It’s lifted from the forthcoming three-track EP (out July 15 through Topshelf). It’s matched with fairy tale themed artwork, presumably in ode to the troubled Wizard Of Oz actress. No Joy are sounding as impulsive and awesome as ever. Side note, the press shot is brilliantly dysfunctional; it’s model poses versus simmering pits of despair!

 
No Joy – ‘Drool Sucker’

Visit No Joy @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Follow The Sea – ‘Blue Joy’ [Premiere]

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Häxrummet Records (home to the wonderful Star Horse and Indoor Voices), are releasing the debut full length from Follow The Sea this week. We’re celebrating with the first public stream of ‘Blue Joy’! Follow The Sea formed in 2013, and have so far released two well-received EPs. The Stockholm duo’s latest is a fuzz rock feast, mixing post-punk, lo-fi and drone. It’s a diverse listen, as evident by the ambient lead single ‘Virhe’. However, it all leads to the epic closer ‘Breeze’, a progressive rocker that runs at almost twenty minutes. Follow The Sea are brave enough to explore their Scandinavian melancholy by all means necessary! Pick up ‘Blue Joy’ from May 25 on digital and vinyl.

 
Follow The Sea – ‘Blue Joy’ [Premiere]

Visit Follow The Sea @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.