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THE CEREBRAL POP WORLD OF VARSITY
THE CEREBRAL POP WORLD OF VARSITY

“Just…fuckin’…open up your eyes” “Watching You” According to their Bandcamp page, Chicago pop quintet Varsity have labelled their new album Parallel Person “…a record about the uphill battle of isolation, popularity, and artistic frustration.”  As per usual for the...

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RYVOLI RELEASE POIGNANT NEW SINGLE
RYVOLI RELEASE POIGNANT NEW SINGLE

Folk/pop duo RYVOLI have released the poignant second single ‘Roots’ from their forthcoming EP, Theories. Heartfelt vocals float above and heightened guitars sit astride a broken folk inspired rhythm while a one part melancholy, one part hopeful sounding cello...

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RECORD REVIEW: BEACH HOUSE (USA) – 7
RECORD REVIEW: BEACH HOUSE (USA) – 7

In a more general sense, we are interested by the human mind’s (and nature’s) tendency to create forces equal and opposite to those present. Thematically, this record often deals with the beauty that arises in dealing with darkness; the...

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COCO REILLY SERVES UP A LESSON IN LOVE ON DEBUT
COCO REILLY SERVES UP A LESSON IN LOVE ON DEBUT

Nashville artist Coco Reilly recently shared her debut song ‘Define You’ a self-instructive gem breezily delivered with tinges of country and pysch dancing around its pop centre. Reilly had this to say about marrying up lyrical lessons with the...

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FLOATING ROOM ANNOUNCE FALSE BAPTISM & SHARE VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE “SEASHELL”
FLOATING ROOM ANNOUNCE FALSE BAPTISM & SHARE VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE “SEASHELL”

Portland lo-fi shoegaze/dream pop outfit Floating Room have announced the upcoming release of their infectiously varied new album False Baptism. To mark the occasion they’ve shared a hazy sun soaked video to accompany the release of complex lead single...

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ERIN RAE SHARES THE DEEPLY PERSONAL ‘BAD MIND’, A HEARTBREAKING STORY OF SOUTHERN INJUSTICE
ERIN RAE SHARES THE DEEPLY PERSONAL ‘BAD MIND’, A HEARTBREAKING STORY OF SOUTHERN INJUSTICE

“If you’re a girl in the South in the ’90s you’re supposed to be getting crushes on boys. I was so fearful of being different. … I spent most of teen and pre-teen years trying not to appear gay,...

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BEACH HOUSE SHARE ‘BLACK CAR’ FROM THE STUNNING ‘7’
BEACH HOUSE SHARE ‘BLACK CAR’ FROM THE STUNNING ‘7’

Cosmically and artistically, we’ve always been fascinated by this dual energy field that exists between joy and sorrow. The idea of a simple, happy song is such bullshit to me. Alex Scally, Beach House (Interview with The FADER) Last week...

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GROUPER’S BRIEF BUT COMPLETE GRID OF POINTS
GROUPER’S BRIEF BUT COMPLETE GRID OF POINTS

Grid Of Points, brief in length but rich in substance, is the deep and meditative new album by Grouper, the long time project of Liz Harris. For six and half songs and 19 minutes, just Harris’ voice, her piano,...

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SARA LANDRY SERVES EARLY NOTICE
SARA LANDRY SERVES EARLY NOTICE

This past February and March saw Austin DJ/Producer Sara Landry fire her first two shots across the production bow serving early notice of the rich tide of promise ahead. A minimalist funk streamlines the tension on debut track ‘Chasm’...

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RECORD REVIEW: HALF WAIF (USA) – LAVENDER
RECORD REVIEW: HALF WAIF (USA) – LAVENDER

Last week Half Waif, the synth pop project that coalesces around the considerable talents of Brooklyn artist Nandi Rose Plunkett, released the introspective yet immediately touching long player Lavender. It contains a dozen deeply self-explorative and richly substantive vignettes...

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