Are you ready to mellow?
New York’s Gingerly’s make 80’s-inspired indie-pop with a splash of shoegaze. Their debut 7″ Jumprope EP is out today (July 8th) via Shelflife.
Summer Cramps – Gingerlys – Soundcloud | Twitter | Facebook
Speaking of shoegaze, Halifax’s Kestrels just released a new EP The Moon is Shining Our Way on July 1st via Sonic Unyon. They’re doing a limited run of 300 vinyl (half black, half blue).
The Moon is Shining Our Way – Kestrels – Facebook
Toronto’s Foxes in Fiction sound a bit like taking a Beach House album and playing it quietly on mono on a lonely deserted subway platform. Shadow’s Song is the first single off their upcoming 7-track 12″ Ontario Gothic out Sept 22nd via Orchid Tapes (his own label). Warren Hildebrand writes:
Ontario Gothic is an album comprised of seven songs dealing with individual instances of loss, grief and the process of healing over the five years following my younger brother’s death in 2008 and how I navigated life in the wake of that tragedy. It was recorded in Toronto and New York between fall 2011 and spring 2014.
The track features Owen Pallett on violin, and Hildebrand will be opening for Pallett on his fall US tour. The limited edition (500 copy) pre-order features 250 translucent coke-bottle green / opaque doublemint green vinyl pressed together and 250 translucent sea blue / opaque cyan blue vinyl pressed together. Lovely!
Shadow’s Song – Foxes in Fiction – Soundcloud | Twitter | Facebook
Soft vocals, folksy guitar, quiet drums. Birmingham’s Dead Crow Pirates reminds me a lot of Tunng.
Without Her – Dead Crow Pirates – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Paris’s MOODOÏD make fantastic psych-pop akin to Foxygen. I really like the music video for Je suis la montagne, originally released on their self-titled EP on Sept 1st 2013, and will be included on their upcoming album Le monde MÖO (August 1st via Entreprise).
Je suis la montagne – MOODOÏD – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Simple pop songs can be effective! San Diego’s Inspired & the Sleep just released a new track on June 25th.
Pool Guard – Inspired & the Sleep – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
I love this Tom Misch and Carmody duet off their new collaborative EP, coming out sometime in July. Did I mention that Tom Misch is only 18?
Release You – Tom Misch and Carmody
Carmody Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Tom Misch – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
I’m predisposed to enjoy anything produced by the weird art-pop scene from Halifax since I am forever in love with Each Other and Long Long Long. This track comes from the Sled Island compilation album, which is 100% solid. I’ll be playing a lot of the tracks off the comp for my next episode of Indie-licious. It also appears on their 2014 Tour Cassette, found here on Bandcamp.
Protégé – Heaven For Real – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter