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Patrick Holland – Up to You
Canadian producer Patrick Holland, who you may already know from his stellar work as Project Pablo, drops the first release under his own name with the emotional "Up to You". The glowing track showcases Holland's deft (and in this case, beautifully tender) melodic touch, with some sweet vocal samples from a familiar voice enhancing the light, dreamily wistful vibe...
premiere: Ora Cogan – The Light
I serendipitously caught a stunning live set from Vancouver's Ora Cogan at Boise's amazing Treefort Fest last week, thanks to arriving at the venue a couple hours early to stake out a good spot for Grouper, who was headlining the evening's show. Cogan debuted a handful of darkly beautiful and poignant songs from her forthcoming new album Crickets, a profoundly moving collection of visceral, haunte
Pacific Coliseum – Ocean City
Just in time for the start of spring, Jamison of Teen Daze shares the transportive, hazily glistening balearic vibes of the lead single and title track from the debut of his new project, Pacific Coliseum. As breezy and nostalgic as "Ocean City" is making us feel at the moment, I anticipate this one will soundtrack more than its share of beach days and PCH cruising as the days get longer/
RAMZi – Noite
Phobiza "Noite" Vol 2. is the new EP from Vancouver's Phoebe Guillemot aka RAMZi, out later this month on Mood Hut:
Mood Hut readies new release on Japanese label Snaker
Vancouver's Mood Hut crew is set to drop a new comp next month on Japanese label Snaker, featuring what sounds like very soothing and blissed-out tracks by Jack J, Pender Street Steppers, and more, all with very appropriate titles like "Rain Dance", "Lunar Milk", "Love Festival", etc. (full details + descriptions of each track here). Cover art by MUSTONE. Chill previe
Mood Hut - Disco Mantras
Not exactly sure who or what these tracks are, but we do know this comes from a forthcoming 12" LP from Vancouver's Mood Hut crew, and it sounds exceedingly dope. According to the soundcloud description, the aptly named Disco Mantras is made up of "loose-ish collaborations straight from the swamps and isolated bus stops of the lower mainland…" Zone out to this 11-minute Disco Mantra
premiere: Mind Bath – Bad Timing
A couple months back we posted up a "floating, intoxicatingly languid" breakup jam from Montreal artist June Moon, aka Forever, who makes up half of tropical house/paradise party duo Cafe Lanai. Not to be outdone, her bandmate in the group also makes sensual, intensely yearning slow-jams as Mind Bath, and will release his proper debut single this week on Cascine's singles imprint CSCN...
download Cindy Lee’s MALENKOST tape for free
We mentioned the other day that Cindy Lee (Patrick Flegel, formerly of Women) had an extremely limited new cassette release out on Vancouver label Isolated Now Waves; that tape has since sold out, and the band is now giving the record away as a free download — along with their even better Act of Tenderness LP — over on their geocities page. Listen to another haunted lullaby from MALENKOST + downlo
Cindy Lee - Always Lovers
Cindy Lee, the experimental pop project from former Women guitarist/singer Pat Flegel, follows up one of the best albums of 2015 with MALENKOST, an 11-song cassette release on Vancouver label Isolated Now Waves. Every bit as dark and harrowing as Act of Tenderness — if anything it's even more intensely noisy and abrasive at times — with the light from Flegel's distant but timeless pop melodies see
premiere: Forever – Every Second
Here's a floating, intoxicatingly languid new track from Montreal's Forever, aka June Moon of Cafe Lanai, the Vancouver duo responsible for one of our favorite chilled tropical house tracks of the year. "Every Second" is the sultry opener/mood-setter from her gorgeous new "breakup record", a soulful and spectral collection of airy, softly glimmering slow-jams that occasionally

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