Shade is the title of the next LP from Liz Harris’ Grouper, and from it she’s shared its “Unclean Mind” — a recurrent, radiant refraction. Out care of the one-and-only Kranky, you can download the track now from her Bandcamp page, where you can pre-order vinyl and digital versions of the album, too.
Anyone who has followed TAR over these many years knows that Saint Etienne are our godhead and guide star. Today they’ve shared the immaculate new track “Pond House”, wistful and taken from their forthcoming LP I’ve Been Trying To Tell You. Photographer Alasdair McLellan meanwhile has directed an accompanying film for the release. Out from September 10th, you can pre-order clear-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD and digital versions of it from their webstore now.
An unsettling, deceptively-simple hymn, “Preoccupy” reaches deep while “The Moon” lays its story bare with a riveting immediacy. Together they comprise the newest single from Montréal’s Common Holly, and it’s out today on Barsuk Records. You can find streaming links for it right here, and it’s on Bandcamp as well.
In the coming weeks Suicide Squeeze Records will be re-issuing vinyl editions of albums from L.A.’s Death Valley Girls, and now’s your chance to familiarize yourselves with their excellent Street Venom and Glow In The Dark if you aren’t already. The first will be pressed on “Full Moon Fever Vinyl” and is available from July 23rd, while the latter arrives on “Little Ghost Vinyl” from August 20th.
Its sunny heart mournful at the edges, “Miniature Furniture” is the thoughtful, conversational and comforting new single from Atlanta’s Becca Harvey and her Girlpuppy project. Her debut EP Swan will be released by Royal Mountain Records on August 20th, and you can pre-order the CD edition of it from them now.
Laid back but crisply-pressed, refined and sweetly honest, “Smile” is the buoyant and bright newest single from L.A.’s always-wonderful Freedom Fry. Throughout the years the band have shared an impressive amount of excellent music, and you can find a bounty of it — this track included — on their Bandcamp page.