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The Sandwitches – “The Pearl”

Our beloved San Francisco "self senterd sad pop" girl-group The Sandwitches return with a lovely new 7" single, due next month on Sub Pop sister label Hardly Art. Both sides find the girls sounding as haunting and heartsick as ever; check the dusty, darkly lilting yearning of a-side &…
mp3 premiere: Seapony – “Blue Star”

Here's another dreamy/fuzzy gem from Seattle's Seapony, taken from their debut full-length Go With Me, which lands just in time for Summer on Sub Pop-offshoot Hardly Art. Like the band's irresistible 2010 debut single "Dreaming," "Blue Star" is simple and disarmingly infectious, …
premiere: Hunx and His Punx –

“Lovers Lane”

Brand new "young oldies" from Hunx and his band of Punkettes: "Lovers Lane" is the lovesick opening track from Hunx and His Punx' new album (and first proper studio LP) Too Young To Be In Love, due in March on Hardly Art. Featuring additional teenage heartbreak from Punkette Shan…
mp3: La Sera-

“Devils Hearts Grow Gold”

Here's another lovely track from La Sera's forthcoming self-titled LP, due February 15 on Hardly Art. Viv Girls side-projects on fire right now:
The Devils Hearts Grow Gold 7" single is out January 18.
premiere: La Sera – “Never Come Around”
La Sera is the new solo project of Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls/All Saints Day fame. Her first single "Never Come Around" is a crystal clear, hi-fi Spector-esque throwback that is more girl-group/less punk than any of her previous efforts, and her lovely vocals shine brighter than …