Pia Fraus – ‘Autumn Winds’

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After eight years Pia Fraus have broken their silence with the new single ‘Autumn Winds‘. It’s a brilliant surprise from the Tallinn-based dream pop vets. Only a few months back the quintet unveiled their catalogue on vinyl (many for the first time) and now this! Best of all, ‘Autumn Winds’ confirms a fresh album is on the way (expected 2017 via Seksound). In the meantime, jump into ‘Autumn Winds’; which combines off-kilter psych sounds, otherworldly vocal harmonies and a super pretty chorus. The combination of Rein and Eve’s voice is just magic.

 
Pia Fraus – ‘Autumn Winds’

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Pia Fraus Catalogue Now On Vinyl

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If you’re yet to experience the legendary Pias Fraus, there’s never been a better time. The Estonian dream pop/shoegaze band have announced the most comprehensive release of their catalogue to date. All of their otherworldly, melodic awesomeness is now available on vinyl (many for the first time). Seksound (together with Clairecords on several releases) have pressed the ‘Mooie Island’ EP (2004), ‘Wonder What It’s Like’ (2001), ‘In Solarium’ (2002), ‘After Summer’ (2008), and ‘Nature Heart Software’ (2006); these are some of the greatest dream pop records of the noughties.

For the uninitiated, the band was formed in 1998 by six art students (Rein Fuks, Reijo Tagapere, Tõnis Kenkmaa, Joosep Volk, Kristel Loide and Kärt Ojavee). Together they released their debut LP ‘Wonder What It’s Like’ in 2001. Along the way they’ve worked with Ulrich Schnauss and Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake, and partnered with Clairecords (USA), Vinyl Junkie (Japan) and Shelflife Records (USA) for the ‘Silmi Island’ compilation. Pia Fraus are a must for fans of Stereolab, The Pastels, Broadcast or The Radio Dept. Pick up the limited pressings from Tone Vendor (USA), Darla (USA), Monorail Music (EU/Scotland), or directly from Seksound.

Pia Fraus – ‘In Solarium’ / ‘Nature Heart Software’

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Imandra Lake – ‘Kaks Vööd’ (Wolfredt Rmx)

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Imandra Lake‘s dream popper ‘Kaks Vööd’ is now a doom-filled monster thanks to a remix by Pia Fraus drummer Margus Voolpriit (aka Wolfredt). The song is lifted from their latest remix EP ‘Vööd’ which features reworks by Tallinn Daggers, Argo Vals and Bill Wells (out now via Seksound). ‘Kaks Vööd’ was originally released on the Estonian duo’s 2014 album ‘Avane’ (available here).

 
Imandra Lake – ‘Kaks Vööd’ (Wolfredt Rmx)

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Imandra Lake – ‘Kaks vööd’

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Stunning song, stunning video! Seksound present the latest clip from Imandra Lake, the beautiful ‘Kaks vööd’. It’s taken from the ‘Avane’ LP, one of the strongest dream pop albums of last year (download). The Tallinn-based duo teamed up with Joosep Volk (their former Pias Fraus bandmate and drummer), who directed and filmed the video in Soomaa National Park (Estonia).

 
Imandra Lake – ‘Kaks vööd’

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Imandra Lake – ‘Avane’

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Imandra Lake deliver their second album ‘Avane’ this week (the title roughly translates to “Be Opened”). The Estonian dream pop outfit features former members of Pia Fraus (Rein Fuks and Eve Komp) with live performers Rivo Järvsoo, Taavi Laatsit and Tõnis Kenkmaa. Imandra Lake released their debut LP ‘Seesamseesam‘ in 2010, praised for its spacious (and otherworldly) dream pop atmospheres. However ‘Avane’ is a less dark and more accessible album, something that the beautiful single ‘Metsatants’ attests to. Those vocal harmonies could weaken the knees of a wide audience and deservedly so. Pick up ‘Avane’ from May 8 through Seksound. The label are also celebrating their 10th anniversary this year – congrats!

 
Imandra Lake – ‘Avane’

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Pia Fraus – 'Feeling Is New'

If you’ve never experienced the bliss of Pia Fraus before, this is your moment. Their formation is the stuff of… well, its easy to ham up. Six Estonian art school students came together in the late nineties to write dreamy pop songs, in 2001 their debut LP ‘Wonder What It’s Like’ was born. The band have re-recorded (or remastered) all of their key tracks for a new compilation called ‘Silmi Island’ (1998-2008), available on January 22 through Shelflife Records (order here). Take a listen to ‘Feeling Is New‘, first released in 2006 on the Pia Fraus album ‘Nature Heart Software’.

 
Pia Fraus – ‘Feeling Is New’

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