Suburban Living – ‘Lovely Times’

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Swoony pop music doesn’t get much more fun than this! Suburban Living‘s ‘Lovely Times’ has a simple but epic hook that leads you into the double timed outro. It might be too sugary for some ears; a well-balanced mix of indie pop and ‘gazey layers. It’s lifted from Suburban Living’s second album ‘Almost Paradise’ (out October 7 via 6131 Records).

 
Suburban Living – ‘Lovely Times’

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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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Baby Fire – ‘Water’

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‘Water’ is the eclectic debut single from Baby Fire; self described as 50% Cocteau Twins and 50% Shonen Knife. The Tokyo trio create a unique, dreamy, slacker punk sound that’s difficult to pin down. Hence my terrible description! Keep an ear out for their forthcoming EP. In the meantime, pick up a copy of ‘Water / Indigo’ here.

 
Baby Fire – ‘Water’

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School ’94 – ‘Common Sense’

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Swedish new wave act School ’94 are set to release their second EP ‘Bound’ next month through Luxury. The first single ‘Common Sense’ is another stunner with an 80s feel. To me, it sounds a little like Kate Bush fronting The Cure. Either way, great tune!

 
School ’94 – ‘Common Sense’

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Time for a catch up…

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It’s been a couple weeks since the last update so a catch up is in order – here’s a bumper post! First up, some fresh music videos. Minor Victories (featuring Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell) has delivered ‘Folk Arp’ from their forthcoming debut (out this June). Nothing dropped their Nirvana-esque alt rocker ‘Eaten By Worms’, taken from ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ (out next month). Explosions In The Sky has released ‘The Wilderness’, one of their best works and their first non-soundtrack record in five years! L.A.’s Autolux have unleashed their third album ‘Pussy’s Dead’ with the experimental lead single ‘Brainwasher’. Bloody Knives new album ‘I Will Cut Your Heart Out For This’ is sounding deadly! Take a look at ‘Reflection Lies’ ahead of the album release on April 15. Fans of fuzzy psych rock should check out The Orange Kyte’s ‘Which Vivian?’, it’s out now.

Germany’s Hazy Mountains is back with a new electronic shoegaze album called ‘Small Hours’. It a big progression for the soloist (Julian Prott), I’m loving the album cut ‘Silver Screen’ with its overblown mid section.

A handful of really impressive bedroom pop songs deserve attention, Fog Lake’s ‘Rattlesnake’ is brilliant, it’s lifted from an LP (coming this fall). Plus Daniel Longmore aka Sunface has posted a pair of lo-fi charmers that are also worth your minutes.

More soon @ Sounds Better With Reverb.