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FADE announces debut EP on Luminelle, shares “Fall in Love” video

FADE

We were huge fans of Grand Rapids, Michigan songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Marley Ferguson's previous group PARTS, which released one stellar EP of swooning, poignant dream-pop via our friends at Winspear back in 2016...

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video premiere: Major Murphy – Mary

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Grand Rapids' Major Murphy share the visuals for their sweetly shimmering soft-rock gem "Mary", a highlight from the group's debut LP No. 1, out now on Winspear. The song's Weird Life-directed video finds a stoic sister Mary wandering pensively through the streets of Chicago and becoming mildly dismayed by some drunk teens on the L, before being comforted by the dulcet tones of Major Murphy's excellent live show at Chicago institution the Empty Bottle:

Major Murphy – One Day

MAJOR MURPHY NO 1

Grand Rapids group Major Murphy unveil another sweet new jam from their new album No. 1, and it's the kind of breezy, tender soft rock gem that could be mistaken for a classic yacht rock deep cut if you didn't know better. No. 1 is out soon on limited pink vinyl via Winspear. Listen below:

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premiere: Major Murphy – Mary

MAJOR MURPHY

Grand Rapids group Major Murphy follows up last summer's stellar On & Off Again EP with a beautifully heartfelt new ballad, out today on Winspear. "Mary" radiates a cozy, laid-back '70s AM gold vibe, with those easy, gorgeous harmonies, shimmering production, and timeless subject matter lending the song the feel of a lived-in classic...

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premiere: Major Murphy – Oceans

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Grand Rapids band Major Murphy share the visuals for their intoxicating new single "Oceans", taken from the group's timeless forthcoming EP On & Off Again, out July 14th via our friends at Winspear (home of Hoops, Parts, Amy O, etc...

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Hoops x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: PARTS – Flower

PARTS

We’ve been friends with them for awhile and on top of being pretty damn cool, they make GREAT music. We’ll be touring together this summer, and I couldn’t be happier. -- Drew from Hoops

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premiere: stream PARTS’ lovely debut EP

PARTS

We're psyched to premiere the promising debut tape release from young Grand Rapids duo Alyssa Midcalf + Marley Ferguson, aka PARTS. Their self-titled 3-song EP is an ethereal collection of diaphanous, dreamily melancholy synth-pop, highlighted by the swooning, achingly pretty opening track "Pieces" and its poignant refrain of "I don't love you but I need you to stay"...

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Hoops – Feelin’ Fine

Tape #3

We're still hooked on Hoops' undeniably infectious and charming tapes #1 + #2, which dropped earlier this year. Today the band offers the first glimpse at their next tape in the form of new track "Feelin' Fine", and it's more of the kind of fuzzy, vaguely nostalgic and summer-ready lo-fi guitar-pop vibes that we loved about the first two releases...

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download HOOPS’ charming lo-fi pop tapes

HOOPS

Shout out to our boy Greg for the heads up on the charming and eminently listenable lo-fi guitar pop from HOOPS, which is seemingly just one of the many projects of a kid named Drew Auscherman. For our money, the songwriting is consistently as strong as the stuff with which it will inevitably be compared — Mac Demarco comes to mind — and there are legit flashes of brilliance to be found in the tapes' collective, gently warped 40-minutes, starting with tape #1's basketball-as-metaphor-for-love opening track "Nothing But Net"...

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