Dorvin Borman – ‘Wrath’ [Premiere]

Introducing Dorvin Borman‘s debut single ‘Wrath’, it’s an impressive tune that’s part dream pop, part jangle pop. It’s the work of Los Angeles-based solo artist Devin Bierman who wrote, recorded and produced it DIY. It’s a song about attempting to overcome homebody anxiety in the hope of promoting progress through introspection. In his words, “a meditation on overcoming anxiety in the gut of a city that doesn’t need you to think for it”. Borman sings, “lying down in the city speaker, feeling the wrath of it all… Can I follow you and do what you do in your reverie…”

‘Wrath’ delivers delicate vocal harmonies with lo-fi charm over a wonky drum machine. The latter half of the song opens up into a chilled instrumental break, a nice contrast. The song is heavily inspired by Brutalist architecture and Jean-Luc Godard films, as well as artists and bands such as the Radio Dept., Melody’s Echo Chamber, and Cocteau Twins. A debut EP release is in the works (release date TBC) with more songs on the way in the coming months.

Dorvin Borman – ‘Wrath’ [Premiere]

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Good Morning TV – ‘Ordinary People’

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Good Morning TV‘s debut s/t EP has landed via Requiem Pour un Twister! The French project is the work of songwriter Bérénice Deloire and producer Barth Bouveret. ‘Ordrinary People’ is a stunning psych pop tune with loads of grit. Highly recommended listening for fans of Broadcast, Stereolab or Melody’s Echo Chamber.

 
Good Morning TV – ‘Ordinary People’

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Vinyl Williams – ‘Riddles Of The Sphinx’

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Psych pop doesn’t come much more mesmerizing than ‘Riddles Of The Sphinx‘, the latest from Vinyl Williams. The Los Angeles-based solo artist (Lionel Williams), will release his new LP ‘Brunei’ on August 26 through Company Records (founded by Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick). Vinyl Williams has also announced a run of shows this October with Temples. You can hear more from the album by searching around the super trippy Brunei website here!

 
Vinyl Williams – ‘Riddles Of The Sphinx’

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Slaughter Beach – ‘Glaze’

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‘Glaze’ is an off-kilter mix of dream pop and psych, courtesy of Slaughter Beach. The Danish trio (which features Hasse Mydtskov of The Kissaway Trail), delivered their debut EP ‘Love/Venice’ just last year, and this month the new single via Brilliance. Slaughter Beach has already been lauded by the likes of NME, The Line of Best Fit, Interview Mag and NPR. With all their momentum it’ll be interesting which direction their next release heads; here’s hoping for more hazy jams like this. On first listen they reminded me of the late Tripping Daisy (before Tim went on to start The Polyphonic Spree).

 
Slaughter Beach – ‘Glaze’

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Landing – ‘Morning Sun’ [Video Premiere]

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Landing return to their roots for the hallucinatory new video ‘Morning Sun’. It’s lifted from the band’s new record ‘Third Sight’, which was recorded specifically for El Paraiso Records’ Impetus series. The Connecticut-based foursome have crafted waves of reverb heavy psychedelia for almost twenty years; weaving between krautrock, folk, shoegaze and drone. ‘Morning Sun’ is a mature creation, it’s delightfully understated and yet immediately hypnotic. In other words, Landing know what they’re doing, this is stunning psych done right! Pre-order ‘Third Sight’ (out June 17) on limited green vinyl here.

 
Landing – ‘Morning Sun’ [Video Premiere]

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Sound Of Ceres – ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’

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Karen and Ryan Hover (formerly Candy Claws) have rejuvenated themselves as Sound Of Ceres, premiering their forthcoming album ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’ (via Stereogum)! The duo has joined forces with Jacob Graham (The Drums), as well as Robert, Ben and John from Apples In Stereo. The result is an intricate blend of dreamy psych pop and lounge, delivered in polished and relaxed fashion. The record plays out like a summer daydream that at times drifts into dark waters. The record could have benefited from a few added spikes in energy (like the poppy ‘Side A’). Nevertheless, it captures the same otherworldly, enchanted feeling that Candy Claws did, and it’s a perfect place to hang your hat and dwell! Pick up Sound Of Ceres’ ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’ from March 4 through Joyful Noise.

 
Sound Of Ceres – ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’ [Album Stream]

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