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premiere: Terror Jr – Say So

SAY SO

With their sparkling new single "Say So", willfully enigmatic dream-pop supergroup Terror Jr is now officially 4-for-4 in 2016 (including one of our favorite tracks of the year, the dreamily bittersweet, Jamie xx-sampling "Trippin")...

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Puro Instinct – “What You See”

photo: Natalie Neal
photo: Natalie Neal

Los Angeles duo Puro Instinct shares one of our favorite tracks from their excellent forthcoming LP Autodrama, out soon on LA label Manifesto. Listen to the ethereal '80s fever dream "What You See" below, and catch Pipes + Sky on tour with Fear of Men next month:

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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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premiere: Yoo-Yoo – “Pet Shop Boys”

YOO_YOO_cover

Yoo-Yoo is a new group from Sweden that, as former Korallreven member Marcus Joons tells us via email, is "made up by Korallreven, ORKID, Thanxxx, friends and lovers". Their blissed-out debut single elicits a breezy wistfulness and the distinct, welcome tinge of instant nostalgia, not unlike the feeling we got the first time we heard Korallreven's magical tropical balearic pop back in 2009...

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Madeline Kenney – Signals

MADELINE KENNEY

Shout out to Chaz Bundick for the heads up on the latest signee to his label Company Records, Oakland's Madeline Kenney, and her forthcoming new EP, recorded with Chaz in his Berkeley studio. Madeline's bandcamp bio says of her self-described "twang-hazy dream pop": "It's like if Loretta Lynn had a secret shoegaze project and an obsession with a looper pedal"...

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mp3: Charles – Call the Cops on Me

CHARLES CALL THE COPS

LA bedroom-pop star Charles follows up her entrancing debut LP by dropping a dreamy new track for free download: check the swooning, soft-focus stalker jam "Call the Cops on Me" below, and catch Charles live in LA later this month, as she opens for Neon Indian + Palmbomen II at the Fonda Theater on February 24th:

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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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Sweden’s Postiljonen share beautiful new single “The Open Road”

POSTILJONEN THE OPEN ROAD

Sweden's Postiljonen share their glowing new single, taken from the group's forthcoming LP Reverie, out February 19, 2016. With the stellar recent singles they've unveiled from the new record, these guys are really staking their claim as the greatest remaining Swedish Balearic dream-pop group — RIP Air France and Korallreven — and the gorgeous, windswept "The Open Road" might be their most heartfelt and goosebump-inducing song yet (that "this could be easy / it's all in the past" bit literally gets me every time). Check the video, featuring footage the group shot on their recent tour of Asia, below, and grab the track now on iTunes:

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premiere: Still Corners unveil dreamy new single Horses at Night

STILL CORNERS

London dream-pop duo Still Corners unveil their twinkling new single: we've always felt these two would make the ideal house band for an '80s prom (hugest compliment, in my opinion) and the romantically swaying "Horses at Night" elicits the kind of bittersweet yearning that would make it a perfect, vaguely cinematic anthem for a final slow-dance. Edit: Probably not taken from the group's almost-finished third full-length, which is definitely due sometime in 2016. Visuals by Lucy Dyson:

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video premiere: Memoryhouse – Dream Shake

MEMORYHOUSE DREAM SHAKE

"Maybe it’s not too late, to learn how to celebrate…"

As much as we certainly appreciate and enjoy a well-done emoji video, we're glad Memoryhouse gave this one the lovely IRL visuals it deserves...

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