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Yumi Zouma x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Lontalius

LONTALIUS COMFORTABLE

Eddie is from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. I wish I had a fraction of the talent that he has, his songs legitimately terrify me and make wonder what the point is to anything. He just signed a record deal and released the best video of the year, and is starting to play overseas heaps now that he's finished school...

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Yumi Zouma x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Aldous Harding

ALDOUS HARDING

I saw Aldous Harding play this song live a couple of months back and I was completely and utterly spellbound. She hails from Lyttelton, a port town about a half hour away from where I live. Her music is haunting, her voice is beautiful and her wit is sharp -- I fell in love at first listen...

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Yumi Zouma x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover – BEAT RHYTHM FASHION

BEAT RHYTHM FASHION

Please welcome the lovely New Zealanders from Yumi Zouma to Gorilla vs. Bear, as Christie, Charlie, Josh + Sam will be running things and sharing some amazing stuff for you guys all day. Stay up on all of their posts here, check out their beautiful new EP collection here, and someone please buy them this 7" so they never have to get corporate jobs:

It's no secret that the 1980's was a very special time for New Zealand music...

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video: Boycrush – Flirt (feat. Yumi Zouma + Madeira)

FLIRT

mp3: MADEIRA – Let Me Down

MADEIRA

New music from New Zealand's Madeira, aka Kim Pflaum, Yumi Zouma's former vocalist. "Let Me Down" is the latest release from Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs series, which means you can download it for free below:

premiere: Yumi Zouma – Right, Off the Bridge from the group’s EP Collection 12″

YUMI ZOUMA EP II

Yumi Zouma is set to drop a limited new 12" that collects all the New Zealand group's hits — including both of their stellar, now-sold-out EPs, along with that beautiful Air France collab/cover, and the previously unreleased "Right, Off the Bridge" — on one very fancy deluxe vinyl package (pictured above). The first 500 records come on translucent vinyl with "blue haze" and a colored silkscreen wrap; listen to the silky new jam below and pre-order the 12" here. Full tracklist after the jump. Catch the Yumis live (along with Korallreven, Chad Valley, Lemonade, Cuushe, and more) at Cascine's 5YR Anniversary party on September 17 at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel.

Yumi Zouma's EP Collection 12" is out September 18.

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premiere: Princess Chelsea – Too Many People

PRINCESS CHELSEA

Here's the new single from New Zealand's Princess Chelsea (formerly of the Brunettes), taken from her conceptual and kind of epic new record The Great Cybernetic Depression. "Too Many People", which features vocals from Brunettes founding member Jonathan Bree, is a lilting, deceptively dark cosmic lullaby that recalls the similarly dystopian retro-futuristic vibes present in her amazing video for "No Church on Sunday"...

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video premiere: Princess Chelsea – No Church on Sunday

NO CHURCH ON SUNDAY

New Zealand's Princess Chelsea channels some heavy retrofuturistic vibes in the wonderfully surreal, Simon Ward-directed, "nerdy acid trip" of a video for her dreamily poignant new single, "No Church on Sunday"...

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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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video: Flying Lotus – Phantasm

PHANTASM

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