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premiere: Yumi Zouma – Depths (Pt. I)
As the internet's self-proclaimed most devoted Yumi Zouma fans, we feel pretty comfortable declaring the group's beautiful new sophomore full-length Willowbank their best yet, and our official album of fall 2017. You've already heard the glorious lead single "December&quo…
Sam of Yumi Zouma shares new song as 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 t…
premiere: 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. Billowy album-closer "Thru Evry Cell", while not exactly the most representative song o…
video: Yumi Zouma – Second Wave
Yumi Zouma share their dreamy new video, shot in the Yumis' idyllic hometown of Port Hills of Christchurch in New Zealand. "Second Wave" is taken from one of our favorite releases of the year, the group's EP II, and can also be had on their new EP Collection, out now on C…
Yumi Zouma x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Wet Wings
Wet Wings were a great band from Christchurch. Lucy and Darian created a really special world in their music, there really wasn't anything like it in New Zealand at the time. It was actually the first time I heard about Gorilla Vs Bear, when Chris posted about their first EP 'Skin To Soil&…
premiere: 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 …