Beach Vacation – Lost in Sight
The follow up single to last November’s excellent I Fell Apart album is a dreamy, jangling affair which should come as no surprise since they claim their influences are “every Swedish pop band”. The guitars glisten whilst the vocals are faraway and forlorn.
Always You – Hold Out
Always You (featuring ex-members of The Depreciation Guild and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart) go for a mix of smooth 1970s and 1980s on this new single. So much so I can imagine it being performed on reruns of Top Of The Pops episodes from those times. Loud shirts, cocktails and a sandy beach are all optional.
It’s out now via Shelflife Records (US) and Discos de Kirlian (ESP)
Lightning Bug – The Right Thing Is Hard To Do
New York-based Lightning Bug release their new album A Color of the Sky on June 25th 2021. Preview track The Right Thing Is Hard To Do is a heartfelt song resulting in reflections and sighs. Absolutely beautiful.
A Color of the Sky will be released via Fat Possum Records in a range of formats.
The Black Heart Death Cult – One Way Through
Melbourne based psychedelic-tinged shoegazers The Black Heart Death Cult released their new album Sonic Mantras on March 26th 2021. If the rest of the album sounds like preview track One Way Through then we are in for a treat. Hypnotic, trippy, droney. What’s not to like?
Mashmellow – Enough Is Enough
The latest preview track from the forthcoming EP, titled Pole Pole, from Russian band Mashmellow is a fast-paced dreampop track. It’s also one that can draw comparisons between the likes of Hatchie and 1980s rock. Pole Pole is due out on 5th April 2021.