Soviet Soviet – ‘Endless Beauty’

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‘Endless Beauty’ is a bold post-punk tune with loads of ‘verb and dark edges. The Italian trio absolutely nail it! This widescreen anthem marks the beginning of Soviet Soviet‘s sophomore album campaign. ‘Endless’ is set to land on December 2 via Felte (pre-order here). *hits repeat*

 
Soviet Soviet – ‘Endless Beauty’

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Au.Ra – ‘Jane’s Lament’

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After several years collaborating, Tom Crandles & Tim Jenkins officially release their debut album as Au.Ra next week through Felte. ‘Jane’s Lament’ is nine tracks of dream pop bliss, with added shades of psychedelia and shoegaze. It’s no surprise that the LP plays out with an unassuming confidence, after all, they’ve both honed their creative powers through previous projects. Tim in Parades and Tom under many monikers, but perhaps best known as Colours.

‘Jane’s Lament’ was conceived following improvised jam sessions and then recorded between Sydney and London. The duo’s free flowing, relaxed approach rubs off in the music. There’s no fixed formula or predictable structure. Instead, the songs weave their way into your head, which makes it a very easy album to listen to. ‘Sun’ is one example, a beautiful tune that introduces a simple melody with a slacker delivery, then evolves into a psych’ed out instrumental with reversed guitars. It’s all so smoothly done, you may find yourself drifting off.

‘Pyramid’ is brilliantly understated, with bendy melodies and a shoegazey mid section that makes you forget where the song began. Later in the album these experimental sojourns get longer with ‘Talk Show’ and ‘Spare The Thought’. It gives the album great pacing even though much of it ambles around the same tempo. Au.Ra are so good at creating atmospheres, textures and moods that ‘Jane’s Lament’ has a meditative effect. It’s one of the most enjoyable listens I’ve had in 2015, another must for fans of jangle pop, psych or dream pop. There’s so many stellar albums coming out, next week we dive into new LP’s from Echo Lake, Venera 4 and Swervedriver! In the meantime, jump into the album stream below…

Au.Ra – ‘Jane’s Lament’

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  • Brilliant mix of psych & dream pop
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Nite Fields – ‘Winter’s Gone’

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Not long until Nite Fields drop their ‘Depersonalisation’ LP, their latest track ‘Winter’s Gone’ is a good reason why it deserves to be on your radar. An epic slow burner with equal parts soul and sadness. The seven minute journey shows a more indulgent side to the Aussie foursome, who have already impressed FACT, Stereogum and The Music with the post punk flavoured ‘You I Never Knew‘ and ‘Prescription’. All of which have a “classic” feel that’s hard to pinpoint. More on that when it arrives next month (pre-sale via felte).

 
Nite Fields – ‘Winter’s Gone’

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Au.Ra – ‘Talk Show’

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Au.Ra have posted a fresh tune called ‘Talk Show’ from their forthcoming debut LP ‘Jane’s Lament’ (out March 3 through felte). The London (via Sydney) duo have consistently dished up impressive jangly psych pop since their collaboration began in late 2012 (with the ‘Sun’ single). Noisey are presenting some preview shows in Melbourne and Sydney this February, so come on down – more here.

 
Au.Ra – ‘Talk Show’

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Au.Ra – ‘Jane’s Lament’ (Singles)

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After several years drip feeding us their delightful creations, Au.Ra have announced details of their debut full length! ‘Jane’s Lament’ will be available from March 3 via felte (pre-order vinyl/digital). The Australian duo are Tim Jenkins (Parades) and Tom Crandles (of Colours/Ghostwood), speaking of which, if you haven’t heard Tom’s tune ‘You Can’t See Me’ – jump on it! Au.Ra are streaming four songs from the album ahead of release, ‘Morning’, ‘Sun’, ‘Pyramid’ and ‘Spare The Thought’. A heavy dose of jangly psych and dream pop, brilliant.

 
Au.Ra – ‘Jane’s Lament’ (Singles)

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