L.A.'s Piper Kaplan -- formerly of the great Pearl Harbour / Puro Instinct -- shares the infectious first single from her long-awaited new solo project Maraschino. Produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Amen Dunes, et al.), "True Lover" is a bright and glittery synth-pop banger / break-up anthem that feels like an effervescent rush of '80s nostalgia, and has us very psyched to hear more from Pipes' new project. Listen below, and help support Maraschino's first-ever North American tour opening for Drugdealer here.
Our friends at Mexican Summer just sent over a list of their upcoming releases, and in addition to some pretty rad and extremely limited Record Store Day exclusives (see above) that will be available on Saturday, they've also got some great releases planned in the coming months from the Mantles, the Bitters, the Samps (Cole of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti), Ramases, Dunes, and more...
Take a listen to new demos "Slivers of You" + "Hubbsian Lament" -- both appear on the new Wish We Were Here CD-R -- at the group's myspace page.
I've been loving this new tune from L.A.'s Pearl Harbor (as well as their whole Calistonia Dreamin' cd-r) for a few weeks now (via myspace), and now P4k has the mp3. Look for this one on the group's forthcoming Something About the Chaparrals 12" on Mexican Summer (get it now digitally):