Tamaryn – ‘Last’

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The August 28 release date of Tamaryn‘s new album draws closer, and we’ve got another fresh tune to digest (thanks to a premiere over at Stereogum today). ‘Last’ blends Tamaryn’s heady dream pop with an 80s pop feel, a definite trend with the new material (‘Hands All Over Me’, ‘Softcore’ and ‘Cranekiss’). It’s a clear progression from the guitar bending era of 2010’s ‘The Waves’, though I do love those songs! Grab a pre-order via Mexican Summer.

 
Tamaryn – ‘Last’

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Tamaryn – ‘Cranekiss’ [Video]

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Next month Tamaryn delivers album number three, ‘Cranekiss’ (via Mexican Summer). It’s stuffed full of dreamy vocals, woozy synths, and a handful of porno samples. Yes, you read that correctly. The Kiwi singer cleared that up during an interview with Billboard, along with a premiere of the new video for the title track (as below). It’ll be interesting to see how big of a stylistic leap the new album is from 2012’s ‘Tender New Signs’, we’ll find out on August 28.

 
Tamaryn – ‘Cranekiss’ [Video]

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Tamaryn – ‘Cranekiss’

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The lead single ‘Hands All Over Me‘ (from Tamaryn‘s forthcoming third record ‘Cranekiss’) left some fans scratching their heads. Despite the merits of the song, it was a big step in a pop-centric direction. But don’t fret, the newly posted title track should ease any concerns, it’s a stunning slice of dream pop that sits closer to the Tamaryn back catalogue (while still being a fresh and new). ‘Cranekiss’ lands August 28 via Mexican Summer.

 
Tamaryn  – ‘Cranekiss’

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No Joy – ‘Hollywood Teeth’

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No Joy have come a long way since the lo-fi haze of ‘Ghost Blonde’, the Canadian quartet have posted their latest track ‘Hollywood Teeth’ via Billboard. Needless to say, they’re sounding as awesome as ever. Not to forget the sparkle that producer Jorge Elbrecht adds to No Joy’s sound, evident since 2013’s much loved ‘Wait To Pleasure’ LP. ‘More Faithful’ is out June 9 via Mexican Summer.

 
No Joy – ‘Hollywood Teeth’

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Tamaryn – ‘Hands All Over Me’

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Tamaryn is back and sounding… totally different! ‘Hands All Over Me’ is the lead single from their forthcoming full length ‘Cranekiss’ (out August 28 via Mexican Summer). The New Zealand native has assembled a new line-up for live shows and is sporting an 80s synth pop sound on the single. It’s caused a stir online. After all, it’s a big departure but apparently it’s not representative of the album. I guess we’ll find out in August, but given the brilliance of ‘The Waves’ and ‘Tender New Signs’, I’m full of faith it’ll be a marvelous record.

 
Tamaryn – ‘Hands All Over Me’

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No Joy – ‘Moon In My Mouth’

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No Joy have posted their latest creation, a dreamy slacker pop tune with loads of character called ‘Moon In My Mouth’. There’s a fresh interview that’s waaaay more interesting than my paragraph, so perhaps check that out on Rookie. From the impression of the lead single ‘Everything New‘, (and from the album trailer below), it sounds like No Joy have edged toward poppier/happier songs. Albeit only mildly happier! But either way, they’re not the kind of band that repeats material. I expect that ‘More Faithful’ will be another leap for the Montreal four piece.

 
No Joy – ‘Moon In My Mouth’

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