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Interview: V E N N

Echoes From Foreign Spaces is the first release from upcoming East London post-punkers V E N N. Over the past few weeks I’ve had the immense pleasure of discussing V E N N’s origins, influences, environment and creative processes. Surprisingly, this conversation led us around the topics of German House, Black Metal, DIY ethics, personal space, calculation, recalculation, natural deviation and,…

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Noble Oak – “S a t u r n”

Here’s a brand new one from our talented friend Noble Oak called “S a t u r n”. The Vancouver-based artist taps into a darker, spacier soundscape in his newest effort, giving ambient dance a dreamily futuristic vibe. The track features floating piano notes, deep, dark bass lines, spacey vocal samples, and a clean dance beat. Check out the track below.…

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Interview: The Bilinda Butchers

  The Bilinda Butchers are a talented San Francisco trio that evades any particular genre, though some will cry dream-pop. Adam, Michal and Ryan make up the band, named after singer/guitarist Bilinda Butcher of My Bloody Valentine. Together, the three unite to create a lush, rich, vibrant sound that has evolved and been perfected over the course of the band’s…

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HOMESHAKE – “Cash Is Money”

Here’s the brand new track “Cash is Money” from Mac DeMarco live band member Peter Sagar who plays solo under the moniker HOMESHAKE. The track comes off of HOMESHAKE’s debut LP which consists of 10 tracks that were recorded last winter at the Drones Club in Montreal alongside Sagar’s friend/longtime collaborator Mike Wright. Inspired heavily by the icy Canadian landscapes, the resulting effort is one that…

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KAASI – “Work With Me”

Less is more to KAASI, the London/Majorca talent who recently whipped up “Work With Me”, a tune he says is “the deepest song I’ve done yet”. KAASI keeps everything to a minimum on his new track, with a dash of timepieces here and pinch of vocals there. The clanging cogs of distant clockwork is trance-inducing; enter a dreamy state of…

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Wizard Woes – “Sheraine”

Try listening to San Diego’s Wizard Woes (a.k.a. Ryan Solomon) alongside your daily routine and even the most mundane of tasks will be shaded with positive vibes. “Sheraine”, the lead single from this year’s Old Flames EP, is an infectious smorgasboard of shiny synths, vocal samples, and subtle guitar work.  Find your own silver lining and stream “Sheraine” below. (Photo)

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Chrome Sparks – “Losing U”

Chrome Sparks’ “Losing U” is the Ann Arbor-based musician’s wavy, spacey, pellucid new track shared with us on his SoundCloud. His previous post noted that “Goddess” was the title track off of his upcoming EP; could “Losing U” be another single from Goddess? Slightly distorted tones, echoing vocals dashed with regret, and chilling images of losing someone close make “Losing U”…

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GXNXVS – “Easily”

Australia’s GXNXVS returns with “Easily”, a hypnotic new single and the first sign of new material since the 2013 Lately EP. “Easily” could also describe how effective GXNXVS remains at seamlessly blending thoughtful synths, haunting vocals (courtesy of Vanessa Elisha), and a variety of hip hop elements into an auditory collage both exciting and chill. We can only look forward…

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Glycerine Queens – “She Thinks She Knows”

The ladies at Glycerine Queens had touched base with us earlier and it’s a shame we hadn’t come across their work sooner. The all-girl “psychedelic surf bummer-punk band” hailing from Asbury Park, NJ had just recently released their debut EP Sleep Deprivation and their standout single “She Thinks She Knows” has definitely caught our attention. From the ’60s surf pop-laden, guitar melodies…