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premiere: listen to Bouquet’s lovely debut EP In A Dream

BOUQUET // IN A DREAM

California "kaleidoscopic pop" duo Bouquet follow up one of the most dreamily beautiful tracks of the year with their haunting debut EP, In A Dream. From the warm and gently woozy opening track, to the jaunty/slightly creepy longing of "Come To Your House", the gorgeous, bittersweet melancholy of "Over the Mountains", and the lilting, romantic dream pop perfection of "Falling", it's a lean and lovely record that lulls, soothes, and renews in just under 20 minutes. In A Dream is out next week on limited 10" via Ulrike/Folktale Records. Listen:




Bouquet will play a record release show in Eagle Rock this weekend, followed by a handful of west coast dates in April; check those after the jump...

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premiere: Keep Shelly in Athens – Fractals

KSiA // FRACTALS

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...

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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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premiere: Yumi Zouma – A Long Walk Home For Parted Lovers (Wild Nothing remix)

YUMI ZOUMA x WILD NOTHING

Yumi Zouma's excellent debut EP is officially out tomorrow on Cascine (if you haven't been following along, you can stream the whole thing after the jump), and to commemorate the occasion, like-minded dream pop mastermind Wild Nothing offers up his own hypnotic, gently pulsing take on the group's soft-disco-funk EP opener/mood-setter, "A Long Walk Home For Parted Lovers". Listen below, and grab Yumi Zouma's debut on 10" vinyl here.

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mp3: GEMS – Don’t Cry

GEMS x SEAL

Washington D.C.'s GEMS follow up their gorgeous recent singles "Medusa" + "Ephemera" with a floating shadow-pop take on a '90s MTV staple, complete with some faithfully re-created cover art. Regardless of how you feel about the original in 2014, I think you'll find that GEMS' dramatic, dreamily atmospheric version makes perfect sense...

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mp3: Jesse Ruins – “Laura Is Fading”

JESSE RUINS A FILM

"Laura is Fading" is the dreamlike first single from Tokyo's Jesse Ruins' debut LP A Film, out May 21 via Lefse Records.

premiere: Fear of Men – “Seer”

EARLY FRAGMENTS

Prior to gracing our state for SXSW in March, Brighton's Fear of Men will release the "reverse chronological singles collection" Early Fragments, compiling the very nearly perfect run of singles + b-sides that the band has released on various labels over the last year and a half or so...

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video premiere: Fear of Men – “Mosaic”

FEAR OF MEN MOSAIC

Beautifully shot official video for "Mosaic," the excellent single from one of the best new bands of 2012, London/Brighton's Fear of Men. Shot in a freezing cold church, and directed by Williams & Tardo, with Fear of Men...

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Boy Friend – “Lovedropper”

BOY FRIEND

Here's the dreamy, lovesick a-side from the new single by ex-Sleep ∞ Over members Christa Palazzolo + Sarah Brown, aka Austin's Boy Friend. The Lovedropper 7" drops May 16 on Hell, Yes! Limited to 1000 copies, with the first 300 coming on orange vinyl...

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