Foliage – ‘It’s Time’ [Premiere]

The jangle pop stylings of California’s Manuel Joseph Walker (a.k.a Foliage) return, here’s an exclusive listen to his new single ‘It’s Time’. It’s our first taste of ‘III’, Foliage’s third record and the follow-up to last year’s ‘Silence’. The San Bernardino solo artist crafts a breezy bedroom pop melody over his trademark twang. A Cure-esque instrumental break provides a nice 80s touch too. The lyrics are decidedly less chill than the arrangement, as Manuel details a bitter parting. ‘It’s Time’ is a welcome prelude to ‘III’, which will be available from April 20. Pre-order from Slovakian-label Z Tapes (cassette) or through Foliage’s Bandcamp (digital/disc).

Foliage – ‘It’s Time’ [Premiere]

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Candace – ‘Rewind’

Candace have posted a fresh video for their single ‘Rewind’, lifted from their forthcoming long player ‘New Ruins‘ (available March 2). The Portland-based band is Sarah Rose (guitar/bass/vocals), Sarah Nienaber (guitar/bass/vocals), and Mara Appel DesLauriers (drums/vocals). The trio have been making music since 2009 (under the moniker Is/Is) before changing their name to Candace in 2016. Long-time collaborator Neil Weir produced the album, which follows last year’s ‘Horizons’ 7 inch. ‘Rewind’ is perfect for those who like it downbeat and hazy!

Candace – ‘Rewind’ (‘New Ruins’ LP)

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Bolinas – ‘Casa’

Bolinas have delivered a stunning single in ‘Casa’, a slow motion dream popper that is dripping melody. This is the third single from the Los Angeles-based band in the past twelve months (following ‘Angostura’ and ‘Vacation’). With tunes like this Bolinas deserve the attention of the blogosphere!

Bolinas – ‘Casa’

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Luke Reed – ‘I’m Dreaming’

The lo-fi jangle pop stylings of Luke Reed combine with collaborator Tea Leigh for ‘I’m Dreaming’. The Massachusetts-based solo artist (of Bent Shapes and Mini Dresses fame) is gifting this single to fans; grab a free download through Native Sound. It follows last year’s re-release of Luke’s debut LP ‘Won’t Be There’. Stream the whole album right here.

Luke Reed – ‘I’m Dreaming’

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Launder – ‘Fade’

L.A.’s John Cudlip teams up with guitarist Zachary Cole Smith (of DIIV fame) and French singer Soko for a new project called Launder. The trio have posted ‘Fade’, taken from their forthcoming debut EP ‘Pink Cloud’ (due March 23). It should sit well with fans of jangly dream pop; a la Day Wave and Hazel English. In fact, the recording was produced by Day Wave (aka Jackson Phillips) in his Echo Park home studio. Definitely one to keep an ear on.

Launder – ‘Fade’ [Pink Cloud EP]

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Seeing Hands – ‘It’s True’

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‘It’s True’ is a jangly earworm courtesy of Newcastle’s Seeing Hands. It’s the foursome’s second single (following ‘I Knew You’), and was produced by Alex Greaves and mastered by Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, The Shins). This dreamy psych popper has already been praised by DIY, BBC 6 Music and XFM. Seeing Hands are all set for a bright 2017 with a debut release.

 
Seeing Hands – ‘It’s True’

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