Yumi Zouma Announce EP Collection, Stream Unreleased Track

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A while ago, we were disappointed when our copy of Yumi Zouma’s limited-edition first EP was damaged by a dumb accident. At the time, we reached out to our friends over at Cascine to see if they had any extras we could grab. Unfortunately, they didn’t, but they did inform us they were planning on releasing both EPs together in the very near future. We are happy to see the day has arrived with the announcement of a deluxe 12″ bundle of both with bonuses of their Air France cover and collaboration along with previously unreleased song “Right, Off the Bridge” found below. The bundle can be ordered here with the first 500 copies coming on translucent vinyl with blue haze and a colored silkscreen wrap.

Stream New Song “Helelyos” from Sexwitch

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For those that have been following Natasha Khan aka Bat for Lashes’ instagram, she has been teasing a new project dubbed Sexwitch comprised of herself, TOY, and producer Dan Carey. On September 25th via The Echo Label Limited, they will be releasing a self-titled album featuring six covers of traditional songs. The first song from it to see the light of day is “Helelyos” made up of world-music style percussion and instrumentation that almost feels like a Warpaint-esque mystical groove. Listen below.

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Stream Panda Bear’s Crosswords EP, New Song “No Man’s Land”

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Panda Bear has just unveiled a new EP, Crosswords out via Domino. The package includes a new version of PBVSGR song and the EP title track, reworkings of “The Preakness” and “Cosplay, and new song “No Man’s Land” for which a visual can be found below along with a full EP stream.

Stream Depression Cherry from Beach House

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Beach House’s fifth album, Depression Cherry, is out next week on August 28th via Sub Pop, but you can stream it now courtesy of NPR. After listening to it a lot over the last few weeks, we can truly say it is a “return to simplicity” as the band stated. While there are moments of immediate gratification similar to their more epic last two albums Teen Dream and Bloom, many of the tracks take a few listens or the right moment to truly resonate, which sometimes make for the best albums. Listen below.

Listen to Neon Indian’s New Song “Slumlord”

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After sharing the song “Annie” back in May, Alan Palamo aka Neon Indian has announced new LP, Vega Intl. Night School, out on October 16th via Mom+Pop/Transgressive. You can even call 502-647-VEGA for “a delicious message” regarding the album. “Slumlord”, the new track from the LP is full of digital-funk production and feels almost like it could be a Toro Y Moi song. Find it below.

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Listen to New Song “Bug” from Alex G off Just-Announced New LP

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After slowly building an audience over five DIY albums prior, Philly’s Alexander Giannascoli, better known as lo-fi experimentalist Alex G, garnered wide-spread acclaim for his sixth LP, 2014’s DSU. Today he announced follow-up, Beach Music, to be released October 9th through the fantastic Domino Records. “Every song is coming from a different place,” Giannascoli says of the album, “It branches off in all these directions, but it has its own sound. It’s not something I do intentionally, but I’m the common thread.” With the details comes “Bug” showcasing melodies and instrumentation more polished and accessible than some of his previous material, although he maintains the DIY ethos recording the song along with the rest of the album in his apartment. Listen below.

Majical Cloudz Announce Sophomore LP, Stream New Song “Silver Car Crash”

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After garnering major attention in 2013, including an opening slot for Lorde, for the album Impersonator, Majical Cloudz have shared the details for sophomore album Are You Alone?. Once again, you will hear minimalistic production and lyrics capturing all points of the emotional spectrum touching upon love, sadness, friendship, loss, and everything in between. The LP will see the light of day on October 16th courtesy of Matador Records. With the announcement, they have unveiled the melancholic first single “Silver Car Crash”. Listen below.