Japanese Breakfast is prepping for the release of her new album Soft Sounds From Another Planet, the prompt follow-up to last year’s excellent debut Psychopomp. The first taste from the new lp is “Machinist”, an infectious 80’s sci-fi synth-pop jam that climaxes with a glorious saxophone solo at the end.
Watch the self-directed video for “Machinist”, a collaboration with director of photography Adam Kolodny:
Soft Sounds From Another Planet is out July 14 via Dead Oceans.
Pre-order is available here.
Experimental electronic producer Laurel Halo will release her new album Dust this summer and today we have the first taste in the form of first single “Jelly”. The track is trippy and hot and features vocals from Klein and Lafawndah. Give the very creative lyric video a spin!
LA psychedelic dub-pop duo Peaking Lights will return this summer with the new double LP The Fifth State Of Consciousness. No one could describe what to expect from the forthcoming album better than the artists themselves:
“A journey thru an alien landscape where the dream world tells stories of lost innocence, finding strength and seeking an enlightened state of being after trials and tribulations all wrapped up in two syrupy dubbed to the bone balearic pancakes sprinkled with powdered psychedelia.” — Peaking Lights
Listen to the first single “Everytime I See the Light”.
Blond Ambition, the new project from Ex Cops’ Brian Harding, has been turning out one great single after another from his still forthcoming debut album Slow All Over, due out next month. Good news, the trend continues. Listen to the sleek, mid-tempo pop jam “Good News” below.
A couple months back we were completely taken with the first single from Cold Beat‘s third album Chaos By Invitation and today that lovely album has arrived in full. Check out the simply beautiful opening track “In Motion”.
“In Motion” also has a nice, dreamy video to accompany it.
Brooklyn’s Monograms make potent post-punk, synth-laden jams that grab you with their infectious hooks. The band are releasing the new ep Silencer later this month, as well as a split 7″ this Friday with another great Brooklyn band, Pink Mexico. Check out the explosive new single “OK Promises”, which appears on both releases.
Monograms will celebrate both releases in Brooklyn with events for both. More on that below…