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Harlem returns with haunting Lana Del Rey cover, tour

HARLEM

We were very psyched to hear from our old friend Coomers over the weekend, who wrote to let us know the awesome news that his band Harlem, one of our all-time TX favorites, is back. They'll play one show in Austin this weekend before heading Down Under for a lil Australian tour, and they've also revived their beloved, almost decade-old Myspace-era Covers of the Month series with this slightly demented lo-fi rendition of Lana Del Rey "Cola"...

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Surfing x LA Vampires – Real

SURFING CHROME

Melbourne, Australia not-vaporwave electronic producer Surfing follows up his stellar Deep Fantasy vinyl reissue with new EP Chrome. Listen to "Real", a hypnotic, house-y collab with LA Vampires, below + download the whole EP here:

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Surfing – Deep Fantasy

SURFING DEEP FANTASY

Our friends at 100% Electronica are reissuing Deep Fantasy, the 2012 record from Melbourne, Australia artist Surfing, releasing the cult favorite for the first time ever on vinyl. If pressed to categorize this thing, we'd file the record under vaguely psychedelic lite-funk/dream-pop, or the dreaded (not by us, but you know) "chillwave/hypnogogic pop" tag...

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TUC – 4×5 83×2

TUC

Decompress for the evening with this ethereal and hypnotically rippling new techno track from Melbourne's TUC, complete with some incredibly soothing accompanying visuals. The dream-like "4x5 83x2" is out now on 12" via Salt Mines. Thanks to Kieran for the heads up:

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stream Mall Grab’s Sun Ra 12″

MALL GRAB SUN RA

We've mentioned this one a time or two already, but you can now stream Mall Grab's excellent new EP, including just-released tracks "Down" + "French Girls", in its entirety below. The Sun Ra 12" is out next week on London label Church.

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preview Flume’s new LP Skin

Skin

Preview some sounds from Australian producer Flume's "almost finished" forthcoming LP Skin:

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Caroline No – why are you there

CAROLINE NO NO LANGUAGE

Taken from Melbourne group Caroline No's limited No Language cassette, a lovely collection of dreamily languid, vaguely psychedelic, and loose, often improvised bedroom pop gems that reveal themselves more with each listen. Recorded with a handheld recorder, and out now "on a hot green cassette in a hot pink case, extra special put together to be beautiful." The group apparently has another new record called Swimmers, produced by Mick Turner of Dirty Three, out soon. Listen:

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Abelard – I’m OK For Now

ABELARD

Australian producer Abelard drops two bright and super smooth new "adult-contemporary glitterfunk jams": stream "I'm OK For Now" (which features a sample from the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis-produced '80s jam "Change of Heart") + "Who Are You in Reality?" below, and pay whatever you'd like for them here.

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premiere: listen to Hazel English’s dreamily wistful “Fix”

Hazel English

The first two songs we heard from Oakland-via-Australia songwriter Hazel English were modest, shimmery indie-pop gems that felt tailor-made for breezy days spent at the beach, daydreaming your way through the dog days of summer...

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Ariel Pink takeover: Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

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Frogs were omnipresent throughout the making of Pom Pom and so too in life where I come from. 'Cane Toads' depicts the everyday horror of life in Australia with frogs. It's hard to imagine what growing up with wildlife such as Kangaroos, Drop Bears and Toads almost breathing down your neck was like, but in this Ozploitaition classic it's quite accurately dramatized...

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