Blouse – ‘A Feeling Like This’

BLOUSE - 'IMPERIUM'

On September 17 Captured Tracks will release the sophomore album from Blouse called ‘Imperium’ featuring their latest tune ‘A Feeling Like This’. The Portland-based trio made their debut in 2011 with a healthy dose of synths and drum machines wrapped in a dream pop haze. Things have changed, acoustic guitars and cellos are in! The more organic sound falls in line with what their label mates did with their second albums (Wild Nothing and Widowspeak for example) and that approach paid off.

 
Blouse – ‘A Feeling Like This’

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Visit Blouse online @ Captured Tracks @ Facebook.

Blouse – 'They Always Fly Away'

Portland dream pop trio Blouse have released their debut album via Captured Tracks featuring ‘They Always Fly Away’. Using an abundance of loops, delay and reverb the record was self-produced. It helps when bassist Jacob Portrait is handy around the studio (also a member of Unknown Mortal Orchestra).

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‘They Always Fly Away’ has a retro pop feel that wouldn’t sound out of place at a high brow fashion show. The plodding bass and vocals are offset by a growing wash of synthesizers. These work for and against the melody, eventually crashing and burning into a heap.

Pick up the Blouse debut LP via Captured Tracks or visit Blouse @ Bandcamp / Facebook.

Twin Shadow – 'Changes'

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Twin Shadow has released a new single, ‘Changes’ which is actually a re-imagined cover of Baggare’s ‘Circus Is Gone’. I hadn’t heard of Baggare before this and to be honest, Twin Shadow’s cover isn’t making me more interested.

Based on Twin Shadow’s amazing debut album ‘Forget’, I’m still looking forward to the follow up, due early next year. You can download Twin Shadow’s ‘Changes’ for free via their website here.

Blouse – ‘Videotapes’

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There’s also new music from Portland’s Blouse who are set to deliver their debut album on November 1 via Captured Tracks. Their latest ‘Videotapes’ is 80s drenched and doesn’t lift my skirt like their first singles… but it may lift yours, who knows!? Listen above, for more visit Blouse @ Bandcamp.

Blouse – ‘Shadow’

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Indie poppers Blouse are getting all their ducks in a row before they make their mark in the latter half of the year. The Portland band have their debut album on the way plus their first New York show next month (details below).

Sub Pop released the ‘Shadow’ single a few months ago however Captured Tracks are behind the album. No doubt they’ll fit neatly next to their label-mates Minks, Craft Spells and Beach Fossils. You can pick up Blouse singles from their Bandcamp page here.

Blouse Tour Dates…
Sep 07 Musicfest NW Portland , OR
Sep 08 Holocene Portland , OR
Sep 15 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn , NY
Sep 24 Doug Fir Lounge Portland , OR
Oct 21 Mississippi Studios Portland , OR

Here more Blouse @ Bandcamp or via Captured Tracks.