Back after a long break, Parisian dreampop wunderkind Anoraak (aka Frédéric Rivière) has just released the brand new Figure EP on his own imprint Endless Summer Music. The opening track, “We Lost”, is a collaboration with long-time friend Slow Shiver, a new project from Italian-born LA-based Valente Bertelli. It’s a nostalgic ballad which offers the perfect balance between Anoraak’s lush synth arpeggios and Slow Shiver’s delicate vocals over a steady beat.
The EP also includes the dreamy, synth-driven “Odds Are Good”, which was featured last year on the compilation Eskimo Recordings Presents: The Orange Collection. This finely crafted tune mixes moody bass lines with 80s-tinged synths and evocative vocals to create a perfect example of sophisticated and contemplative synth pop.
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Brooklyn-based project Yoke Lore is the latest musical endeavor from multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Adrian Galvin, who also happens to be a yoga teacher and an avid dancer (he co-founded NYC dance company Boomerang). After the success of debut single “Heavy Love”, which premiered on The Fader last February, Yoke Lore has just released “Hold Me Down”, the festive and highly addictive second offering from his forthcoming debut EP.
Following the project’s lyrical theme in visceral human connection and poignant storytelling, “Hold Me Down” is an uplifting piece that spotlights Galvin’s signature vocals, backed by pile-driving percussion and work guitar work. More to come from Yoke Lore this spring, so stay tuned for the debut EP Far Shore, out on May 6.
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After the sweeping success of their last single “Entropic”, indie pop 5-piece Coastal Cities are sharing a brand new tune called “Summer Reign”. This soft and dreamy number is one half of a double A-side single, which will be released on November 18th via Once Upon a Time Records.
Often compared with Two Door Cinema Club, or any number of young indie bands, Coastal Cities have been around for a few years now, delivering snappy pop songs coated in hazy synths and floating vocals. Now fresh out of college, and with this new single, Coastal Cities are bound to impress further as they take another step into the world armed with their own individual take on UK indie.
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Norwegian indie outfit Young Dreams share the odd and slightly disturbing video for their new single “Footprints”, taken off their self-titled debut album (out now worldwide!!). The video is crafted from the highlights of the previous videos for “Young Dreams”, “Fog Of War” and “First Days Of Something”, all directed by Kristoffer Borgli.
The Footprints EP features remixes from Pandreas, Naysayer & Gilsun, Put Your Hands Up For Neo-Tokyo, and The Forever Men. You can check out Pandreas’ beautifully dreamy right below and stream the whole package on SoundCloud.
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Formed in early 2011 as a side project for singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Kenny Vasoli, Vacationer is a unique combination of hypnotic electronic beats, soft vocals and serenity-inducing sonic arrangements. Think of it as Beach House meets the Balearic vibe of Washed Out, sprinkled with the playfulness of Body Language.
Following the success of his critically acclaimed debut full-length Gone, Vasoli is back with a 6-track remix EP for latest single “Good As New”, released via Downtown Records. The EP features reworks by the likes of Data Romance, Silent Rider, Les Professionnels, Shotgun Wedding, Geographer and Ghost Beach.
For the record, Vacationer previously released a compilation of remixes for the single “Trip”, which featured some pretty amazing productions, including a blissful dreamy remix by Teen Daze.
As a bonus, check out this very cool remix of the song “Jesus” by electro act DOM. Stream it below and get a free download on Vacationer’s official site.
DOM - Jesus (Vacationer Remix)
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