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premiere: Yumi Zouma covered Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, hear “Champagne Supernova”

YUMI WHATS THE STORY

Turntable Kitchen recently commissioned Yumi Zouma to cover a classic record in its entirety for the site's Sounds Delicious subscription service. After months of deliberation, the Yumis eventually landed on Oasis' landmark 1995 LP (What's the Story) Morning Glory...

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premiere: Fazerdaze – Lucky Girl

FAZERDAZE

Here's a perfect burst of swooning, happy-sad bedroom guitar-pop sunshine from New Zealand's Fazerdaze (aka Amelia Murray), taken from her beautiful debut LP Morningside, out this spring via the legendary Flying Nun Records. Amelia tells us about recording the bittersweet daydream "Lucky Girl" in the dark and solitary space in which she was living at the time:

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video: Yumi Zouma – Barricade

YZ BARRICADE

Directed by Simon Ward:

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girlboss – “Mrs. Doubtfire”

girlsboss lucy

Here's a wistful, gently jangly guitar pop gem from Wellington, New Zealand's girlboss, the new project of Lucy Botting from the late, great NZ group Wet Wings. It's unclear if the sweetly reassuring sentiments expressed in the lyrics -- "I know you're a good guy / I know you're a good dad / I never doubted you or your parenting abilities" -- are about someone Botting knows, or if they're literally about the the misunderstood Robin Williams character, but either way it's an unassuming, heartwarmingly earnest gem of a debut...

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stream Yumi Zouma’s glorious debut LP Yoncalla

Yumi Zouma - Yoncalla

New Zealand dream-pop heroes Yumi Zouma have become one of our favorite bands over the last couple of years on the strength of two stellar EPs and their irresistible, dreamily danceable live show, and the group's long-awaited debut full-length Yoncalla is finally (almost) here, dropping next week via Cascine...

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new Yumi Zouma – Barricade (Matter of Fact)

Yumi Zouma - Yoncalla

Yumi Zouma follows up their glorious new single "Keep It Close To Me" with the lovely, tone-setting opening track -- and the group's first truly collaborative song -- from their debut full-length Yoncalla, out May 27th via Cascine...

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listen to a couple of insanely infectious tracks from BOYBOY

None of Your Love - Single

We don't know much about the elusive and mysterious new artist BOYBOY -- who is probably Los Angeles-via-New Zealand artist Sam McCarthy -- other than the fact that he has quietly dropped two of the most effervescent and infectious jams of the year, and that people are sleeping...

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premiere: Yumi Zouma announce debut LP Yoncalla + share lead single “Keep It Close To Me”

Yumi Zouma - Yoncalla

New Zealand's Yumi Zouma is the rare band that became one of our favorites on the strength of one perfect song: the timeless, swaying, instant soft-disco classic "The Brae", which we fell in love with upon first listen back in early 2014...

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Sam of Yumi Zouma shares new song as Zen Mantra

ZEN MANTRA

Sam Perry of Yumi Zouma shares the warped and woozy first single from his solo psych-pop project Zen Mantra: “Second Skin” elicits an eerie nostalgia and the inescapable tinge of vague melancholy that tends to go along with that, but there’s a brightness that comes from Perry’s pop sensibility shining through the song's dark undertones. Sam says of the new record:

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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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