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Surfing – Deep Fantasy
Our friends at 100% Electronica are reissuing Deep Fantasy, the 2012 record from Melbourne, Australia artist Surfing, releasing the cult favorite for the first time ever on vinyl. If pressed to categorize this thing, we'd file the record under vaguely psychedelic lite-funk/dream-pop, or the dreaded (not by us, but you know) "chillwave/hypnogogic pop" tag...
TUC – 4×5 83×2
Decompress for the evening with this ethereal and hypnotically rippling new techno track from Melbourne's TUC, complete with some incredibly soothing accompanying visuals. The dream-like "4x5 83x2" is out now on 12" via Salt Mines. Thanks to Kieran for the heads up:
Caroline No – why are you there
Taken from Melbourne group Caroline No's limited No Language cassette, a lovely collection of dreamily languid, vaguely psychedelic, and loose, often improvised bedroom pop gems that reveal themselves more with each listen. Recorded with a handheld recorder, and out now "on a hot green cassette in a hot pink case, extra special put together to be beautiful." The group apparently has anot
Abelard – I’m OK For Now
Australian producer Abelard drops two bright and super smooth new "adult-contemporary glitterfunk jams": stream "I'm OK For Now" (which features a sample from the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis-produced '80s jam "Change of Heart") + "Who Are You in Reality?" below, and pay whatever you'd like for them here.
premiere: Beaches – “Send Them Away”
Here's another glorious track from Melbourne's Beaches, taken from the group's excellent forthcoming LP She Beats. The sunny, infectious, practically jangly "Send Them Away" isn't quite the swirling, all-encompassing psychedelic squall that is lead single "Distance," but it works perfectly as sort of a charming, almost triumphant little break in the clouds...
premiere: Beaches – “Distance”
Here's a sprawling, dreamy racket from Melbourne's Beaches, taken from the band's forthcoming LP, due in May via our favorite Australian label, Chapter Music. The gorgeous/swirling heavy psych-out "Distance" is one of two tracks on the new record that features guitar from Neu...
video premiere: Super Wild Horses – “Alligator”
Here's the blistering, melancholic new single from Melbourne's Super Wild Horses, complete with stark/stunning visuals that only intensify the song's infectious, subtly ominous emotional pull. Both song + video have us very psyched for the follow-up to the duo's beloved 2010 debut full-length Fifteen; "Alligator" is the opening track from the forthcoming Crosswords, out April 5 on Dot Da
mp3 premiere: Dick Diver – “Water Damage”
Here's the lilting, endearingly wry new single from Australia's Dick Diver, taken from the group's forthcoming LP Calendar Days. Fans of their like-minded Melbourne homies + labelmates Twerps will find plenty to love in "Water Damage," a lovely, understated little jangle-pop gem that evokes a bittersweet yearning, managing to remain pensive and just sunny/hopeful enough at once... Read