Stream Petite League’s Fantastic New Album No Hitter

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Yesterday marked the release of great sophomore LP, No Hitter, from sneaky Boston-based duo Petite League, whom unloaded one of our favorite debuts and overall releases last year with Slugger (we are still waiting on the vinyl to come out for that one). From start to finish, there is not filler on the album and maintains an energy of punk, emo, and power-pop roots, while allowing a breather or two with softer, casually chill tracks “Rasberry Seeds” and “I Met You Before.” The latter proceeds the very-Nirvana sounding closer and bonus track “Guetta,” which serves as one of our many favorites from the record and provides a great bookend of the LP with stronger cuts “Annie” and “Zookeeper” holding up the opening duties. After filling up our eardrums with the release over and over again, it is painfully obvious Petite League is a project everyone needs to have on their radar and this album should most definitely be blazing in the background of whatever trouble you get into during the summer of 2016 and beyond. Grab it now via Bandcamp.

El Perro Del Mar Announces Details of New LP, Shares Karaoke Themed Video for “BreadandButter”

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Back in March, chameleon Stockholm, Sweden artist Sarah Assbring aka El Perro del Mar set the stage for a new album, named Kokoro, to be released later this year with the reveal of the song “BreadandButter.” Today, we have the pleasure of formally announcing a release date of Assbring’s fifth studio album slated to drop on September 16th. The album could be her most personal and ambitious to date with every visual, sound, costume, and so on painstakenly thought out to the furthest degree with much of the influence stemming from, according to Assbring, “listening to Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Indian pop music for the last three years.”

With the announcement, she also provided an alternate Karaoke themed video for the previously mentioned “Breadandbutter” keeping in with the Far East motif of the album. You can find the clip along with Assbring’s brief thoughts on emotions of the new LP. It is available for pre-order now via iTunes and physically via The Control Group.

‘KoKoro’ is about the vulnerability and the strength of the heart. What the heart is exposed to, both internally and externally. The heart cannot be protected. Not from pain, not from happiness. Not from love, not from corruption. I’ve been thinking a lot about issues such as “who am I if the social norms, expectations and pressures I carry were to be stripped away?” Hard? Soft? Or maybe both?

In a time that seem to go backwards humanistically and morally, seeking to put up walls rather than tearing them down I realized I wanted to make a borderless album that belongs nowhere but has a universal voice and a universal heart. -El Perro Del Mar

ABRA Announces New EP, Streams “Crybaby”

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After dropping a teaser clip featuring the song “Come 4 Me” last month, the Darkwave Duchess, ABRA, has officially announced her latest EP, titled Princess, and scheduled for release on July 15th via True Panther Sounds/Awful Records. Each track on the EP was written, recorded, and produced by ABRA mostly in the comfort of her bedroom closet. “Crybaby” is the first official single from the collection and it is a bonafide banger with influences from ’80s pop, dance, and r&b. Spin it below.

Clams Casino Announces New Album, Share Video for New Song “Blast”

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Clams Casino has announced what I guess you could technically call his debut album (he has mixtapes and and EP prior to his name) titled 32 Levels ready to drop on July 15th via Columbia Records. To commemorate the moment, he has also share a video for the heavenly first track “Blast.” The visuals for the track were done by Strandloop. There is no pre-order yet for the LP, but expect that very soon.

Anika-Fronted Exploded View Announce Debut Album, Share New Song “Orlando”

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After recently releasing a 7″ for the percussion heavy “No More Parties in the Attic,” Exploded View, the new project fronted by journalist-turned-singer Annika Henderson (aka Anika) have announced their self-titled debut full-length scheduled to drop on August 19th via Sacred Bones, whom they released the 7″ with. The album was recorded using single take recordings created with other members Martin Thulin (of Crocodiles), Hugo Quezada and Hector Melgarejo, while in Mexico City. Anika’s Nico-esque vocals feel nicely improvised over what plays out like a drawn out jam session flush with dark atmospherics.


School ’94 Announce New EP, Unveil New Song “Common Sense”

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While we continue to dig into their lead singer Alice Botéus’ recent solo album, Gotheburg, Sweden quartet School ’94 have announced the follow up 2014’s Like You EP with new one, Bound, slated to drop on June 8th through Luxury. The first sampling of the release is melodic, soaring “Common Sense” pulling in a distinct retro-flare without sacrificing present day sensibilities. If there is another John Green book set for a movie adaptation, this would be a nice addition to the soundtrack. You can pre-order the EP on limited edition vinyl via their Bandcamp.

New Radiohead Out Sunday, Watch Video for New Song “Daydreaming”

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It has been a pretty grand couple of weeks with high-profile releases from James Blake, Beyoncé, and Drake. Now, Radiohead have confirmed the release of the yet-to-be-named ninth LP digitally this Sunday with a physical following on June 17th via XL Recordings. Along with the info, they have shared another great track, titled “Daydreaming,” from it along with a visual directed by quite possibly our favorite filmmaker, Paul Thomas Anderson. The song and video follow “Burn the Witch” from earlier this week.