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premiere: Tea Leigh & Luke Reed – Underwater

UNDERWATER

Psyched to premiere this warm and fuzzy soft-focus collab from renowned tattoo artist / musician Tea Leigh & the man responsible for one our favorite records of 2017, Luke Reed. The achingly pretty "Underwater" is part of a series of stand-alone singles from Reed that the Native Sound is putting out this year and next, and it's a wistful, gently woozy love song that will almost certainly elicit a dreamlike state of longing that you won't be in any hurry to shake...

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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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HOOPS share lost “4U” video

HOOPS 4U

To commemorate the proper official release of their first 3 tapes on Fat Possum, the HOOPS boys share the previously unreleased VHS visuals for one of the tracks that got us into the band in the first place, Tape #2 highlight "4U", filmed at Drew Auscherman's house during the recording of the tape:

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premiere: NADINE – Ultra Pink

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You aren't going to encounter many more immediately endearing debuts than NADINE's forthcoming full-length oh my, a playful, warm, almost loungy collection of deceptively sophisticated pop gems that somehow manage to feel instantly familiar, but also continue to unfurl and reveal their understated magic over repeat listens...

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premiere: Young Galaxy – Elusive Dream

YOUNG GALAXY ELUSIVE DREAM

Montreal duo Catherine McCandless + Stephen Ramsay aka Young Galaxy graced us with one of the best resistance anthems of 2017 back in March with their cosmic disco dream/mantra "Stay For Real", and today they return with another defiant but hopeful self-released single about the wonder and fragility of humanity and the terrifying absurdity of the current state of the world, with the great Dan Lissvik back on production. Young Galaxy tells about the inspiration behind the twinkling, tranquil dream-pop gem "Elusive Dream":

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Thom Gillies – Haunted Love (Tunnel Vision)

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Thom Gillies of Vesuvio Solo shares a spooky new solo track just in time for Halloween weekend. Thom says of the hazy Pat Jordache-produced "Haunted Love (Tunnel Vision)":

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premiere: stream Lou Rebecca’s exquisite dancefloor anthem “Tonight”

LOU REBECCA

We've already breathlessly praised the magic of Austin-via-Paris synth-pop chanteuse and ballerina Lou Rebecca's self-titled debut cassette, so we were very happy to hear this week that Holodeck has announced additional plans to release the EP on limited 12" vinyl...

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video premiere: Geneva Jacuzzi – Macho Island

GENEVA JACUZZI MACHO ISLAND

Geneva Jacuzzi shares the glorious new video for her Technophelia highlight "Macho Island", directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford (who also did John Maus' recent "Teenage Witch" vid) in her distinctively dreamy analog style, and produced by Telefantasy Studios...

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premiere: Hoops announce vinyl release of Tapes #1-3, share new “On Letting Go” video

HOOPS TAPES

Hoops' Routines remains one of our favorite records of 2017, but our intro to the group's warm and breezy guitar pop came via Drew Auscherman's beloved youtube-classic Tapes releases in late 2015 and early 2016...

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premiere: hear Chad Valley’s glorious new single “Up Again”

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We've been trying to tell y'all chillwave never left, and today the man Hugo Manuel aka Chad Valley proves us right by coming through with the smoothest, sweetest, most blissful Balearic-pop dream...

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