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premiere: Hater – Four Tries Down

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Malmö, Sweden indie pop luminaries Hater are gearing up for their first-ever U.S. tour, announced today with a moving new jam, taken from the group's forthcoming 7" single. "Four Tries Down" finds the band as dreamily bittersweet as ever, Caroline Landahl's effortlessly poignant voice hushed and reserved as she lulls us through choppy waters, her emotional plea only erupting into its full urgent, devastating force for the song's stormy coda...

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video: Bodywash – With Heat

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Montreal group Bodywash share another dreamy gem from their outstanding forthcoming debut LP Comforter in "With Heat", a gorgeous, misty slow-burner that fans of Slowdive and Beach House will adore upon first listen...

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Montreal’s Bodywash announce debut LP Comforter + share soaring opening track “Reverie”

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You've already heard their shimmering lead single "Eye to Eye", and today, Montreal's Bodywash share the glorious, tone-setting opener from their resplendent debut LP Comforter, coming soon on Luminelle...

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Men I Trust share new track “Norton Commander (All We Need)”

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Men I Trust continue to get us psyched for their forthcoming LP Oncle Jazz with this dreamily warped and woozy new one, "Norton Commander (All We Need)". Watch the video, starring Emma and the group's friend Lawrence Dickerson as they cruise around southern California in a dope old LeBaron convertible, below:

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watch MUNYA’s dreamy set for CBC First Play Live

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Fresh off her triumphant SXSW debut last week in Austin, Saguenay's self-described "new synth folk" producer/songwriter/chanteuse MUNYA performs a selection of highlights from her enchanting EP trilogy -- North Hatley, Delmano, and the new Blue Pine EP -- for CBC's First Play Live...

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video: Barrie – Darjeeling

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Brooklyn group Barrie share the sparkling opening track from their debut LP Happy To Be Here, coming this May on cherry red vinyl via Winspear. Video directed by Zach Stone + Madeline Leshner:

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premiere: Spain’s Terry vs. Tori share their dreamy new single “Braille”

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Sevilla, Spain group Terry vs. Tori share the lovely first single from their forthcoming debut LP Heathers, coming soon. From the track's familiar opening sounds of someone flipping a cassette and sliding it back into the tape deck, you already know you're in for a wave of instant nostalgia, and Terry vs...

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stream Maria Somerville’s All My People

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Dublin's Maria Somerville just dropped her beautifully hypnotic and spectral new album All My People, which we described earlier this month as "gorgeous, hazy, distant-but-intimate dream pop that at times recalls a more bucolic Grouper". Get lost in the record below, and pick up the limited white vinyl 12" here (1 copy left as of this posting!), or purchase the regular vinyl edition directly from Maria at one of her upcoming shows, or at your local (online) record store:

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premiere: Death and Vanilla – A Flaw in the Iris

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Malmö, Sweden group Death and Vanilla share the haunted opening track from their forthcoming LP Are You A Dreamer?, premiering here today with our highest recommendation for fans of Mazzy Star, Broadcast, and Twin Peaks...

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MUNYA – Benjamin

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Quebecois artist Josianne Boivin aka MUNYA continues to captivate and delight with her sweet, gently psychedelic dream-pop on new single "Benjamin", which happens to be her first track sung in both English and French, making it all the more charming...

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