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video: Yumi Zouma – Half Hour

YZ HALF HOUR

Willowbank is out October 6th on Cascine.

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premiere: Yumi Zouma – Depths (Pt. I)

WILLOWBANK

As the internet's self-proclaimed most devoted Yumi Zouma fans, we feel pretty comfortable declaring the group's beautiful new sophomore full-length Willowbank their best yet, and our official album of fall 2017...

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Sam of Yumi Zouma shares new song as Zen Mantra

ZEN MANTRA

Sam Perry of Yumi Zouma shares the warped and woozy first single from his solo psych-pop project Zen Mantra: “Second Skin” elicits an eerie nostalgia and the inescapable tinge of vague melancholy that tends to go along with that, but there’s a brightness that comes from Perry’s pop sensibility shining through the song's dark undertones. Sam says of the new record:

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premiere: Purple Pilgrims – Thru Evry Cell

PURPLE PILGRIMS THRU EVRY CELL

Hong Kong-via-New Zealand sisters Clementine + Valentine Adams — aka Purple Pilgrims — are set to release their beautifully ethereal debut full-length Eternal Delight next month on LA label Not Not Fun...

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video: Yumi Zouma – Second Wave

YZ

Yumi Zouma share their dreamy new video, shot in the Yumis' idyllic hometown of Port Hills of Christchurch in New Zealand. "Second Wave" is taken from one of our favorite releases of the year, the group's EP II, and can also be had on their new EP Collection, out now on Cascine. Video by Julian Vares:

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Yumi Zouma x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Wet Wings

WET WINGS FEEEEL IT

Wet Wings were a great band from Christchurch. Lucy and Darian created a really special world in their music, there really wasn't anything like it in New Zealand at the time. It was actually the first time I heard about Gorilla Vs Bear, when Chris posted about their first EP 'Skin To Soil' in 2010...

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premiere: Yumi Zouma – Alena

YUMI ZOUMA // ALENA

Yumi Zouma came out of nowhere early this year with an EP of softly shimmering, twilit dream-disco that was so pitch-perfect (right down to the cover art; some might even suggest it was 'custom-built' for us) that it almost felt like it was destined to be a fluke, a debut that was surely the result of some kind of serendipitous long-distance magic that a young group has trouble ever recapturing. We are psyched to report, however, that this is not the case: the band's gorgeous, sentimental new single "Alena" is the most disco thing the Yumis have ever done, and by the time singer Kim Pflaum hits that swooning, bittersweet refrain -- "Come over here and dance with me / it’s true that you will never see me feel better" -- it also feels like their shining/defining pop moment. Yumi Zouma's Alena single is out today on Cascine.

YZ goes on tour later this month with their fellow New Zealander Lorde, followed by an appearance at Iceland Airwaves + a few U.S. shows in November. Check all of their dates after the jump...

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