Japanese Breakfast – ‘In Heaven’

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I’m not entirely sure what’s going on with ‘In Heaven’ by Japanese Breakfast. It’s not particularly in tune, and the chorus sounds a little like a TV theme song. Nevertheless, it has an intangible awesomeness that gives me good vibes like drunken karaoke! I shouldn’t jest, because the real meaning behind the song is rather tragic. Front woman Michelle Zauner is singing about the death of her parents, and the arduous task of cleaning out the family home. She’s turned an emotional turn of events into a hopeful song. Trying to cheer herself up perhaps? If you love it like I do, don’t miss ‘Psychopomp’, out April 1 through Yellow K Records.

 
Japanese Breakfast – ‘In Heaven’

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White Laces – ‘Deep Moves’

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Following the release of White Laces debut album last August, the Virginia-based indie act have announced a new 7inch single ‘Deep Moves’ (premiered this week via Stereogum). Its a lovely tune with warm guitar tones and an instrumental outro to seal the deal! Grab a free download via Soundcloud while they last.

 
White Laces – ‘Deep Moves’

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Pixelfix – 'Rosa'

Rosa‘ is an interesting listen. Stylistically, I’m not sure what to make of it, nevertheless these guys have plenty of talent. It starts off as chillwave meets r&b (not unlike blog favourite Weekend). But then, takes a complete left turn and the guitars shimmer out to the edges, morphing into something altogether different. The excess of reverb holds the puzzle pieces together, almost like there’s a chorus from a different song in there. Pixelfix are an Oxford-based band and ‘Rosa’ will sit on their forthcoming EP, hear more at Soundcloud.

 
Pixelfix – ‘Rosa’

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Girls On Drugs – 'Old Town'

New romantic fans take a breath! The debut video from Girls On Drugs has hit the web. The duo from New York / Czech Republic have been posting new wave, synth pop demos on Soundcloud since mid 2012. The delicate ‘Old Town’ swoons about all Morrissey-like…

 
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Colours – 'Sadistic Dreams'

The swansong for Sydney’s Colours is the newly released ‘Sadistic Dreams’ (free download). Producer Tom Crandles will be focusing his efforts on the dream pop duo Au.Ra before beginning work under the new moniker Sunmachine.

 
Colours – ‘Sadistic Dreams’

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Lazyeyes – 'Nostalgia'

Brooklyn newcomers Lazyeyes are readying their debut EP (due in the coming months). ‘Nostalgia’ is our first listen, a lo-fi indie popper with plenty of promise. If this track flips your pancakes then check out their previous single ‘Forever’ (available for free download here).

 

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