Thanks to Yumi Zouma for the heads up this afternoon on their “new favourite band”, Paris’ Juniore, and their elegant, haunting ’60s French pop-noir vibes, which have been described as sounding like “…Françoise Hardy met le pied dans un western spaghetti…” Juniore’s limited La fin du monde 7″ is out now on Entreprise.
Here’s a swirling, shimmery new dance-pop gem that should grace your next poolside playlist, courtesy of Lemonade: the warmly glowing “Come Down Softly” is our current favorite track from the group’s excellent new record Minus Tide, and if there’s any jam that can soften the blow of this summer’s impending end, this is the one. Minus Tide is out September 9 via Cascine, with the first 150 orders coming on limited clear vinyl.
Fresh off the blissful and soothing surprise release Drown Me Up that dropped just last week, the impossibly prolific Recycle Culture unveils the sequel to his brilliant 2013 release In Transit (one of our favorite records of last year). Listen to the 4-part In Transit II below, and download it here:
An unlikely, and very lovely, lament for the Notorious B.I.G. from our man Coomers, aka Lace Curtains (the song’s title, of course, references the the LA intersection where Biggie was killed), taken from his forthcoming LP. A Signed Piece of Paper is out October 28 via Coomers’ own Female Fantasy, with a collab tape release coming on Burger Records.
Featuring two of the most refreshing jams we’ve heard all year, the demo recording from Madrid’s DEERS captures an uncanny, very natural looseness and chemistry that seems difficult for any band to achieve these days. The video for the group’s garage-pop throwback / low-key summer jam “Bamboo“, which you should watch immediately, was a ridiculously charming, self-directed one-day jaunt through Madrid and Barcelona. Their new Alex DeLucas + Carleone Films-directed visuals for the abbreviated version of slightly trippier psych-pop gem “Trippy Gum” — which we are very psyched to premiere today — is even better, as Ana Garcia Perrote + Carlotta Cosials (now a 4-piece) ramp up the whole effortless charm thing to the next level. DEERS’ limited Demo 7″ is out now on Mom + Pop / Lucky Number.