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listen: Twerps – Twerps LP

We've already been up on the jangly, melancholic, perfectly autumnal lead single "Dreamin" and the equally laid-back/seasonally appropriate, female-fronted "This Guy," but now you can listen to the self-titled debut full-length from Australia's Twerps -- available now on Chapter …
mp3: Family Portrait – “Other Side”
Here's a brand new jam from Ridgewood, New Jersey's Family Portrait, taken from the band's self-titled debut LP, which drops next month on Underwater Peoples. The record was produced by Julian Lynch and FP frontman Evan Brody, and is described by the Underwater Peeps as a "wh…
mp3: Air Waves – “Radio”
Here's another track from Air Waves, taken from her excellent new album Dungeon Dots, which is out today on Underwater Peoples. Like album-opener "Knockout," "Radio" showcases Nicole Schneit's uncanny knack for crafting infectiously breezy and moving fol…
mp3: Air Waves – “Knockout”
"Knockout" is a seemingly simple folk-pop gem, elevated by new Austin resident Nicole Schneit's (aka Air Waves) casually poignant lyrics and her apparently effortless knack for crafting warmly familiar, bittersweet melodies (a nice assist from Jennifer Moore of YellowFever hel…
video: Tennis | Cape Dory
"Cape Dory" can be found on Tennis' new 7", out soon on Underwater Peoples. Pre-order here.


Tennis also has an extremely limited (100 copies) cassette release available now on Japanese label Sixteen Tambourines. Six songs, including both 7" releases an…
mp3: Tennis | “Baltimore”

Download "Baltimore," the a-side from Tennis' excellent new limited Underwater Peoples 7".
Pre-order the Baltimore/Cape Dory 7" here. If you missed the b-side a while back, it remains a song-of-the-year contender:
droplet on a hot stone
"Droplet on a Hot Stone" was my introduction to Julian Lynch (via last summer's Underwater Peoples sampler compilation), and now the song is available on 7", backed with "Nen Vole," another track from Lynch's first record, Born 2 Run. Pre-order …
set times for our Friday SXSW parties
Our party with Mexican Summer Records kicks off at noon today (Friday March 19) at Klub Krucial, on 6th St. next to Emo's. The day party is FREE and open to the public (NO RSVP or badge/wristband required), while the evening showcase is an official SXSW event...
video: Pill Wonder | “Wishing Whale”
Here's the mildly-NSFW clip for Pill Wonder's swirling, euphoric tropical-pop jam "Wishing Whale," taken from their forthcoming debut LP Jungle/Surf, out February 28 on Underwater Peoples. Directed by Martin Anderson.
In related news:
We're teaming up with Underwater Peoples next month…
winter review

A tiny x-mas miracle from our friends at Underwater Peoples + Chocolate Bobka: the UP Winter Review. Download the full comp for free here for a limited time.

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