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video premiere: Matt Kivel – l.a. coliseum
Matt Kivel shares the video for one of the standout tracks from his forthcoming 5th LP last night in america, a record inspired in part by what Kivel describes as that uniquely American ability to "to shrug and submerge terrible feelings...
stream Maria Somerville’s All My People
Dublin's Maria Somerville just dropped her beautifully hypnotic and spectral new album All My People, which we described earlier this month as "gorgeous, hazy, distant-but-intimate dream pop that at times recalls a more bucolic Grouper". Get lost in the record below, and pick up the limite…
premiere: Maria Somerville – This Way
We've been entranced for weeks by the title track from Galway, Ireland artist Maria Somerville's forthcoming self-released debut LP All My People, an eerie, vaguely foreboding lullaby that Maria says was influenced as much by experimental, ambient, and club music as it was by traditional I…
Kell Kellum – Slip/Fall
Consider this the start of a very soothing trend: after somehow making it through the first 13 years of this blog without posting up any ambient pedal steel jams (that I can recall), here's the second one this month. "Slip/Fall" is a gorgeous, shimmering looped pedal steel dre…
video premiere: Best Fern – I Know You Know
Montreal ambient dream-pop duo Alexia Avina + Nick Schofield -- aka Best Fern -- gently ease us into the weekend with the video for their exquisite new single. If you enjoyed the duo's soothing a-ha cover or Avina's beautiful recent solo record, you'll definitely want to take a moment to bask in th…
video premiere: Barry Walker – Ediacaran Moonrise
Getting some serious vintage nature doc/educational filmstrip nostalgia from this meditative gem from Barry Walker's glorious new record Diaspora Urkontinent, coming soon via our friends at Driftless. Walker's gentle, ambient "tectonic pedal steel" elicits some super dreamy and soothing ex…
video premiere: Christina Vantzou – At Dawn
Belgium-based minimalist ambient composer Christina Vantzou shares a spectral 16MM short film, soundtracked by Vantzou's beautifully glacial and elegiac "At Dawn," one of the gorgeous highlights from her utterly immersive, trance-inducing forthcoming fourth full-length for Kra…
premiere: Joseph Shabason – Aytche
Here's the most calming, dreamlike track you'll hear today: saxophonist Joseph Shabason, who you know from his work in Destroyer and as part of brilliant Toronto band DIANA, shares the first single from his beautiful new solo record Aytche, out this summer on esteemed Austin label Western …

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