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Definitely wasn’t expecting to be bowled over by the triumphant debut from Nashville’s Alicia Bognanno and her band Bully, and yet here we are: the new David Kleiler-directed video for the group’s infectious jam “Brainfreeze” (which we apparently slept on for way too long, oops), and the whole record, really, are currently evoking some very heavy 1994 120 Minutes nostalgia vibes in all of the most welcome and affecting ways. One of the year’s most pleasant surprises, Bully’s excellent self-titled EP is out now.
Greece’s Keep Shelly in Athens introduce the wistful, breathy sighs of new singer Myrtha with a softly shimmering new Balearic-pop gem: smoldering new single “Fractals” evokes the kind of hopeful, dreamy melancholy and vague nostalgia the group has mastered in the time since we first met back in the day, and it’s a promising preview of the wealth of lovely new material the duo are set to unveil in the very near future. Art by Compulsory.
Johnny Jewel‘s soundcloud is the gift that keeps giving: the Chromatics/Glass Candy producer/mastermind unveils more unreleased material, including a haunting alternate version of “Cherry” called “I Can’t Keep Running“, as well as a very beautiful, very cinematic, and somewhat unexpected track from Johnny (and the first track he’s released under his own name) called “The Last Dance“, and Chromatics’ cover of “Blue Moon” that was previously only available on the duo’s 2012 Running From the Sun mixtape. Download them all for free below: