Champanes – ‘Daysaway’

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Beko disques has unveiled ‘Daysaway’, a hushed new dream popper from Champanes. The European collective was formed by Lexi Freider in 2014, since that time the band has released a two tracker on Really Rad Records (as below) and weathered line-up changes. It’ll be interesting to see how Champanes continue to develop their sound leading up to a debut long player.

 
Champanes – ‘Daysaway’

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Miserable – ‘Uncontrollable’ [LP Stream]

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Stream the new full length ‘Uncontrollable’ by Miserable (out this week via The Native Sound)! The former Whirr vocalist (Kristina Esfandiari) is at her best, it’s a dark and emotional trip. Spin premiered the record, calling it “a nine-track work of dizzying lo-fi sadgaze”. It’s the kinda album you need to be in the mood for to fully appreciate, but impressive regardless.

 
Miserable – ‘Uncontrollable’ [LP Stream]

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Hideous Towns – ‘Don’t Forget / Wake Us’

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Hideous Towns have dished up a beautiful double a-side with ‘Don’t Forget / Wake Us’ (via Lost And Lonesome)! The Melbourne foursome indulge in reverb and delay on the new waver ‘Don’t Forget’ and the stunning dream popper ‘Wake Us’. As the presser states, the latter “draws inspiration from Irving Stone’s Vincent Van Gogh biography Lust For Life. In the song, Alana imagines the life of Van Gogh’s prostitute girlfriend Christine following the couple’s break-up”. Everything Hideous Towns have given us has been great, can’t wait for their debut album (expected late this year).

 
Hideous Towns – ‘Don’t Forget / Wake Us’

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Cerise – ‘Shades In Shade’

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Introducing Cerise, a smoky singer from Los Angeles with a new single/video called ‘Shades In Shade’ (via Under The Radar). Cerise Leang is an LA-based multi-instrumentalist who teamed up with producer Joseph Arthur for the project. The duo should appeal to fans of Nico, Grouper or Hope Sandoval. Keep an ear out for their debut full length ‘Smoke Screen Dreams’ (out June 24).

 
Cerise – ‘Shades In Shade’

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Ummagma – ‘Galacticon’ [VIDEO]

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Ummagma recently posted a hypnotic new video for ‘Galacticon’, taken from their latest EP ‘Frequency’ out through Moon Sounds Records (available here). Filmed in Ukraine, the video features icy visuals and some brilliant aerial shots (as premiered by Exclaim). The Ontario-based duo collaborated with a number of guest artists for the EP, including Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Lights That Change. Ummagma have also been busy working with A.R. Kane on new material. A.R. Kane recently announced their live return with a spot at Primavera Sound in June, and a headline show in Manchester next month (their first in 20 years)!

Ummagma – ‘Galacticon’ [VIDEO]

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Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions – ‘Isn’t It True’ [VIDEO]

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Record store day has come and gone, and some punters were lucky enough to pick up a limited red vinyl 7-inch from Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions featuring ‘Isn’t It True’ and the exclusive ‘She’s In The Wall’. It’s out through their own label Tendril Tales and is our first listen to their forthcoming album. Today the video was revealed, a tribute to the late Richie Lee (of Acetone) who passed away in 2001. Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions is Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, My Bloody Valentine’s Colm Ó Cíosóig, with help from the Radar Bros’ Jim Putnam.

Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions – ‘Isn’t It True’ [VIDEO]

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