Doss‘ unstoppable debut 12″ is the gift that keeps giving, as Lexington, KY producer Ellie Herring turns EP highlight “Softpretty” into a shimmery, very chill summer night gem (speaking of balmy summer-y vibes, also check Ellie’s “Cool It” over on her soundcloud):
Josh McIntyre + Talvi Faustmann, aka Toronto/Montreal duo Prince Innocence, return with a glimmering, beautifully icy new synth-pop jam, just in time to take this heatwave down a notch. Josh tells us this is a one-off summer single, as the band starts working on their debut LP:
Yumi Zouma is coming to America this week, and in anticipation of their first ever US shows, the group is giving away this subtle up-tempo edit of their Air France collab/cover “It Feels Good To Be Around You“. YZ’s label Cascine has also hooked us up with 3 signed copies of the group’s stellar, very sold-out debut 10″ EP (pictured, click for larger image) to give away, plus 2 pairs of tickets for each stop on their Cascine & Friends summer tour, which also features Lemonade, Chad Valley, and more. If you’d like to attend (or if you just want an autographed 10″), leave your name and the date you want to see in the comments below, and I’ll pick the winners in time for the band’s LA show on Thursday.
[directed by Laura Coulson]
Before Leanne Macomber was making sparkling, romantic synth-pop with Joel Ford as Ejecta, she made hauntingly intimate, slightly less sparkling, but also very romantic dream-pop in beloved Denton, TX duo Fight Bite. Today Leany sent over her new Swissex Mixtape, which is “neither a mix nor a tape”, but a lovely collection of stripped-down versions of previously released Fight Bite tracks, as well as “sketches past present and future.” So, not technically a new Fight Bite release, but very dreamy and emotional all the same. Listen to the tape in its entirety below, then pay whatever you’d like to download it here.