Floating Room – ‘Sunless’ LP

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Floating Room came together largely by happenstance; Maya Stoner (Sabonis/Forest Park) and Kyle Bates (Drowse) discussed collaborating at a house party before being joined by bassist Alec Van Staveren. Together the Pacific Northwest trio have created one of the most raw, real and exciting dream pop records of the year. The ‘Sunless’ LP was released this week on Good Cheer Records, and it’s already been praised by Stereogum, She Shreds, and CLRVYNT. The emotion-charged lead songs ‘Fun’ and ‘Sad God’ are so good. However, there are several short, experimental interludes on the album which are both a strength and weakness. It’s great to have these odd, dreamy moments but they also make the record play out like a collection of demos that aren’t fully fleshed out (which may/or may not be the case). Regardless, I’m really impressed by ‘Sunless’ and I hope this collaboration continues to grow. Definitely worth your minutes…

Floating Room – ‘Sunless’ LP

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Denver, Colorado – ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog’ [Premiere]

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Jump into the first public stream of Denver, Colorado’s impressive debut single ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog‘. Denver, Colorado is a solo project backed by a music collective; led by Sweden’s Simeon Pappinen Hillert (a touring sound engineer with acts including Niki & the Dove, Elliphant and School ’94). The Gothenburg-based project plan to release ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog’ on their forthcoming EP ‘…and it still keeps on rising’ (due later this year). The wonky tune was “inspired by foggy nights and shoegaze tunes echoing over the sea,” a mix of lo-fi pop and bittersweet melodies. There’s some generous reverb in there too! It reminds me a little of early Mercury Rev, and has me very excited to hear what comes next.

 
Denver, Colorado – ‘Eternal Love // Usual Fog’ [Premiere]

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Suburban Living – ‘Come True’

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Philadelphia’s Suburban Living has announced their sophomore album ‘Almost Paradise’ with the lead single ‘Come True’. The four piece have signed with 6131 Records and will release the LP on October 7. ‘Come True’ extends their lo-fi bedroom pop sound with the help of producer Jeff Ziegler (The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile, Nothing). This should please fans of their 2015 debut, and earn them some new ones.

 
Suburban Living – ‘Come True’

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Foliage – ‘What The Future Holds’

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Manuel Joseph Walker (aka Foliage) is a self-confessed purveyor of “dreamy jangly surfy ‘gaze”. The San Bernardino native is only 18 years of age but has already pumped out a heap of music; including last year’s album ‘Truths‘. Foliage is fresh from a west coast tour and has delivered his latest offering ‘What The Future Holds’. It’s a bedroom pop tune that’s packed with pretty harmonies and charming, lo-fi goodness.

 
Foliage – ‘What The Future Holds’

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The Craters – ‘Sudden Fade’

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Designer Medium Records are releasing The Craters new EP ‘Kids Can Tell’ this week (June 17). The jangly four-track collection closes with the shoegazey ‘Sudden Fade’. It’s the work of Boston’s Wes Kaplan, who produces lo-fi pop gems influenced by MBV and The Beach Boys (pre-order).

 
The Craters – ‘Sudden Fade’

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