HATER – Coming Down

Today, Swedish band Hater have shared the new single “Coming Down”, previously only available as a bonus track on the Japanese release of their debut lp You Tried. The forlorn summer jam is good enough to have been a standout on the proper release.

You Tried is available now on PNKSLM.

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TOPS – Dayglow Bimbo

Montreal’s TOPS are building up to the June release of their third album Sugar at the Gate with the new lo-fi tinged single “Dayglow Bimbo”.

The first single “Petals” is also worth a spin if you missed it earlier this spring.

Sugar at the Gate is out June 2 via Arbutus Records.

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JAPANESE BREAKFAST – Machinist

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.

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LAUREL HALO – Jelly

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!

Dust is out June 23 on Hyperdub.

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PEAKING LIGHTS – Everytime I See the Light

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”.

The Fifth State Of Consciousness is out June 16 on Two Flowers Records.

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BLOND AMBITION – Good News

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.

Slow All Over is out May 19 on Swoon City Music.

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COLD BEAT – In Motion

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.

Chaos By Invitation is out now via Crime On The Moon.

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