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Tiny Ruins takeover: Girls Rock Camp Aotearoa

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Girls Rock Camp Aotearoa is the best thing. If I were a young un, I have no doubt it would be life changing. Being a part of it as an adult and mentor has been so rewarding. It started in Portland, Oregon and is now reaching far flung corners of the earth such as New Zealand. I have high hopes for the next generation of female, transgender, intersex and non-binary rockers! - Cass Basil, bass player in Tiny Ruins

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Tiny Ruins takeover: Walt Whitman’s When I Heard at the Close of the Day


The song 'Olympic Girls' was first titled 'Under the Same Cover'. At some point while writing the songs on the album, I picked up Leaves of Grass, and there was an immediacy and kind of sensuous teeming of life within the words that felt like I was being pulled out of my monotonous existence and shaken awake...

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Tiny Ruins takeover: Boy

photo: georgie craw
photo: georgie craw

Olympic Girls, the beautiful new full-length from New Zealand's Tiny Ruins, is out this month on Ba Da Bing. To celebrate the album, we're honored to have Hollie Fulbrook and her band take over here on GvsB all day today to share some insight into the record, and talk about some of their favorite things, starting with a film from director Taika Waititi:

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premiere: Claud – Easy


Brooklyn's Claud (fka Toast) shares a glorious and highly emotional new bop, which we're premiering here today. The endlessly charming "Easy" has a kind of a wistful happy-sad vibe that we love a lot, and it would fit very nicely alongside the newest Men I Trust jam on all of your unrequited love/breakup playlists...

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Liz Harris (Grouper) releases new music as NIVHEK


After premiering the project live last year at Poland's unsound, Liz Harris shares her deeply meditative, self-described "opaque assemblages of Mellotron, guitar, field recordings, tapes, and broken FX pedals" under the moniker NIVHEK...

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Virgin Pool – The Wanderer


Austin label HOLODECK unveils something unexpected with the beautiful and entrancing debut from Virgin Pool, the new solo project of Silent Diane frontwoman Christine Aprile. Virgin Pool's Endless Evenings cassette is a 4-song collection of exquisitely haunting acoustic guitar-based songs, out April 19th...

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