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Brighton band Delta Sleep will celebrate Record Store Day on April 13 with the release of their Ghost City Rarities EP, which will be released via Big Scary Monsters. The EP sees them share both unheard of and reimagined versions of songs taken from their album Ghost City.

This includes a track entitled “Sultans of Ping” which feels like a mix of Deerhoof, The Go! Team and We Were Promised Jetpacks. The song features some stunning guest vocals from Japanese math rock outfit Tricot.

Enjoy a listen to “Sultans of Ping” below.
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The Harmaleighs – “Sorry, I’m Busy”

By Will Oliver, March 12th 2019

The Nashville indie duo The Harmaleighs will release their new album She Won’t Make Sense on August 2nd via Nettwerk Music. They’ve recently let go of the album’s lead single, a track entitled “Sorry, I’m Busy”

“Sorry, I’m Busy” sees the duo of Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson tackle themes of paralyzing social anxiety and give it a more powerful garage rock sound while also having traces of a personal folk rock approach that is much more expansive here.

Enjoy a listen to the track below.
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We can always count on Kishi Bashi to release great music and based on his newly released single “Summer of ’42,” he’s done it yet again. The track is taken off his new album Omoiyari, released via May 31st via Joyful Noise Recordings.

The swoonful track is as lovely and romantic as you’d expect from Bashi, with all the beautiful strings and thoughtful theatrics that is unique to his sound and something that I can’t imagine anyone else pulling off. We’re excited to hear what else Bashi has in store for us on the rest of the record.

Find “Summer of ’42” available to stream below, along with the Omoiyari tracklist and upcoming tour dates, which includes a performance at Murmrr Theatre on June 19th.
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DYGL – “A Paper Dream”

By Will Oliver, March 7th 2019

DYGL are a band originally from Japan who now call London home a have returned with their brand new single “A Paper Dream.”

The track takes influence from classic rock bands of the past and gives them a glossy new energy and shine that fits them oh too well. There’s an almost effortless charm to this track that absolutely shined through

Enjoy a listen to “A Paper Dream” below and be sure to catch them down in Austin next week if you’re in town for SXSW.
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Alice Phoebe Lou – “Galaxies”

By Will Oliver, March 7th 2019

South African Alice Phoebe Lou will release her debut album Paper Castles tomorrow, which includes “Skin Crawl,” a track we shared not too long ago.

Ahead of the album’s release tomorrow, we return to share the pretty and mesmerizing album cut “Galaxies,” a track that mixes her folk-rock with a more spacious electronic atmosphere that fits her sound brilliantly.

Enjoy “Galaxies” below via its music video, which was directed by Chloë Lewer and Andrea Ariel. And stay tuned for photos from her performance at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn tomorrow night.

Detroit singer-songwriter Stef Chura is back with her new album Midnight, which will come out via Saddle Creek on June 7. The album was produced by Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest whose stamp can be felt on her lead single “Method Man.”

The track explores a slightly heavier garage rock angst felt that shifts forms a few times during it’s brisk but effective 3-minute runtime.

Find some background on the track from Chura herself below:

A long time ago I was pondering the literal words “Method Man” while listening to Wu-Tang. There was a person in my life that I had a confusing array of emotions for, sometimes I was in love with him, I admired and looked up to him, I thought of him as superior to me. He was older than me and I was a teenager. At that age I experienced a titanic amount of anxiety that usually expressed itself as silence.

This song was born out of a total frustration regarding a man who seemed “methodical” to me. He was literate. He waxed poetic. Almost someone…how do I say this…that you wanted to be condescending to you? As long as they were talking to you. He drank a lot of energy drinks and had this overall outlook that no one understood him. That he was in on some kind of cosmic secret that I couldn’t get. He smoked so many cigs it stained his fingers yellow.

He was always talking, and I was so enamored with this person. I was always nervous to reply. He would go on and on for hours. He sometimes would look at me and be like “oh maybe you won’t get this…. maybe you don’t get this.” I was too terrified to say much.

Stream the track below, where you can also find the album art/tracklist, as well as some upcoming tour dates which include a performance at Rough Trade NYC on

Sabel – “April”

By Will Oliver, March 3rd 2019

Sabel is the project of Isabella Rose, a musician is currently attending her senior year in the Creative American Music program at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.

This Friday she released her new single “April,” a track taken from her debut EP. Blending the beauty of a personal folk tune with some more soulful pop ideas (reminded a bit of Phox/Monica Martin in that regard), Sabel’s voice absolutely soars and triumps on “April,” her statement to the world that she’s an artist to watch.

Enjoy a listen to “April” below.
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Couch Surf – “Washed Out”

By Will Oliver, March 3rd 2019

Couch Surf is the California-based project of musician Taylor Barnes who recently released his self-titled debut EP.

“Washed Out” is a song taken from the EP that demonstrates a slick 80s inspired rock feel that sounds like a nice mix between acts like Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils. His deep vocals pair nicely with the more sedated nature of his instrumentation that give off a feeling of the warm summer sun, imagery that we can definitely use as the snow falls outside my window at this very second.

Enjoy a listen to “Washed Out” below and find the entire EP available to listen to on Spotify.
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London rockers Junodream caught our attention last summer with their track “Fire Doors.” They’ve recently returned with the announcement of their debut EP Terrible Things That Could Happen along with it’s first single, “Terrible Things That Could Happen.”

Channeling some of the charm of 90s Brit-pop and a sunny deposition with some crisp guitar work, this is a promising first look at their EP that is truly a pure delight. It’s clear that Junodream are most certainly a band to watch this year

Enjoy a listen of “Terrible Things That Could Happen” below.
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