Bloom – ‘Daydream’

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Introducing Bloom and their reverb heavy debut single ‘Daydream’ (free download)! The fresh faced four piece hail from Winchester in the UK and have a sound that’s influenced by DIIV, Wu Lyf and Splashh.  Bloom are currently at work on an EP, more tracks are expected in the next fortnight.

 
Bloom – ‘Daydream’

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Craft Spells – ‘Komorebi’

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Craft Spells deliver their new single ‘Komorebi’ in the lead up to the forthcoming album ‘Nausea’ (out June 10 via Captured Tracks). The San Francisco-based jangle poppers have fleshed out their sound, adding a lush orchestral layer that sets them apart. If you missed the lead single ‘Breaking The Angle Against The Tide’, check it out here.

Craft Spells June Tour Dates…

6/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Captured Tracks Northside Showcase – Warsaw*
6/14 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel**
6/15 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar**
6/17 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
6/18 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
6/19 – Chicago, IL – Township
6/20 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch***
6/21 – Toronto, ON – NXNE
6/21 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
6/23 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Craft Spells – ‘Komorebi’

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Mutes – ‘M.P.D.G’

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Birmingham solo act Mutes (known for his pedal dancing, loop making ways) is re-releasing his debut EP on May 7 via One Note Forever (pre-order). A short run of UK dates have been announced in support. The lovely lead single ‘M.P.D.G’ is a mix of jangle pop and shoegaze, crafted from the bedroom. The densely layered track is propelled by off timed guitar strums and sunken vocals with just a tambourine to keep time. Pick up a free download courtesy of One Note if it scrambles your eggs!

 
Mutes – ‘M.P.D.G’

Visit Mutes @ One Note Forever @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Permanent Vacation – ‘Ends All’

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Ontario’s Permanent Vacation return with a new three track release called ‘Ends All’ (download / cassette). The duo (​Chris McComas & Joel Blanken) first got our attention in 2012. Over the years their love of lo-fi sounds and reverb blankets hasn’t lessened, as evident by the tape hiss heard on ‘It’s A Game‘. The title track ‘Ends All’ is a lovely jangle pop tune, not far removed from the early Captured Tracks roster.

 
Permanent Vacation – ‘Ends All’

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School – ‘Head Over Here’

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Jangle poppers School got loads of love following the release of their debut single ‘So Long‘ and the follow up ‘Clouds Aside’ earlier this year. The Swedish foursome has since delivered another stellar track called ‘Head Over Here’, all of which are available through Luxury. There’s also a fan made video to match – the first person to pick the TV show gets a gold star!

 
School – ‘Head Over Here’

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Grave Pool – ‘You Should All Be Murdered’

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Another Sunny Day‘s classic ‘You Should All Be Murdered’ (originally released in ’89 on Sarah Records) has been beautifully covered by Nashville’s Grave Pool. Pick it up on the EP ‘Dinosaur Hell‘ (available now). It’s a mix of jangle meets dream pop with super pretty vocal harmonies. The original (see here) was more in the vein of the new wave/new romantic movement.

 
Grave Pool – ‘You Should All Be Murdered’

Visit Grave Pool @ Bandcamp @ Soundcloud.