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Sui Zhen – Matsudo City Life

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Melbourne's Sui Zhen shares another glimmering track from her stellar forthcoming LP Losing, Linda, out next month on Cascine. According to Sui Zhen, "Matsudo City Life" was inspired by "Annie Lennox in the Eurhythmics 'Love Is A Stranger' era, The Cranberries' 'Dreams' and 'Linger' era, and Japanese City Pop of the late 80s", and like the delightfully whimsical lead single "Perfect Place", this one was an immediate favorite: an elegant, dream-like, and distinctly modern distillation of some of our favorite things...

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Carla Dal Forno announces new album Look Up Sharp, shares video for haunting track “Took a Long Time”

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Carla dal Forno shares a haunting song from her second full-length album ​Look Up Sharp​, coming in October on her own Kallista Records. Watch the Ludovic Sauvage-directed "Took a Long Time" video below, and pre-order the record here:

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premiere: Alice Ivy shares the video for her joyous new summer jam “In My Mind”

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Australian artist Annika Schmarsel aka Alice Ivy drops the absurdly charming video for her glorious new sunshine soul anthem (and her favorite song she's ever written) "In My Mind", featuring a triumphant and effortlessly cool assist from Ecca Vandal...

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premiere: Sweet Whirl – Ray C

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Melbourne's Esther Edquist aka Sweet Whirl shares an exquisitely bleary-eyed gem from her new EP Love Songs & Poetry, which features members of beloved Australian punk band Total Control, and is out next month on Chapter Music...

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video: Jess Cornelius – No Difference

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LA-via-Melbourne-via-New Zealand songwriter Jess Cornelius shares her beautiful and emotional new self-released single "No Difference", an empowering jam that is accurately described in the press release as "part self-help mantra, part blind fatalism"...

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video premiere: Jo Schornikow – Incomplete

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You may already be familiar with Australian artist Jo Schornikow from her time spent as Phosphorescent's touring keyboardist, and today she shares an exquisitely glowing new song of her own, taken from her lovely new LP Secret Weapon, coming soon via Austin's Keeled Scales (home to Sun June and Julia Lucille, among others)...

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premiere: Primo – Mirage

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We're psyched to debut this buzzing new track from Melbourne, Australia trio Primo, taken from the group's addictive debut album Amici, coming soon via Upset The Rhythm. The label says that Primo's deceptively minimal, alternately lilting/ripping post-punk jams sound like "the places you go when you’re working hard nine-to-five and can’t go anywhere," and the fleeting "Mirage" is a blistering intro to the group's detached urgency and infectious, almost gleeful cynicism, always sweetened just a bit by those disarming three-part harmonies...

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video premiere: Laura Jean – Girls on the TV

LJ GIRLS ON THE TV

“I told her one day we’d be beautiful / and maybe we could start a band / ‘cause i was born to sing / and she was born to dance...”

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stream Carla dal Forno’s stunning new album You Know What It’s Like

CARLA DAL FORNO YOU KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE

"What you gonna do now, that the night's come and it surrounds you? You could wait for the day, but I don't think it'd make a difference"

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Surfing – Deep Fantasy

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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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