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Twin Sister

Twin Sister create the kind of buzzy hypnotic pop you've been dreaming about since Galaxie 500 fizzled, cut with Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac thump, and a shot of Lynchian weirdness for good measure. They're slack yet focused, a spark in the dark distance on a desert highway where speed is relative.

More than anything, Twin Sister want to make music you could feel comfortable cheating on someone to.

Leapling, the brainchild of Brooklyn-based songwriter Dan Arnes, is back in Suspended Animation, the band’s sophomore full length album. The band’s follow up to last year’s Vacant Page finds the collective moving in new directions of pop brilliance. Arnes stripped down the band’s art-pop exploration and found himself immersed in a bright new power-pop sound. The record is layered, nuanced, and full of musical deviation, but the results are coherent and evocative.

Suspended Animation is direct opposition to the band’s previous work, and the Leapling you thought you knew has been forever changed. Pushing themselves into new sonic bliss, the record bursts with swift arrangements and straight-forward yet deeply layered pop songs. Joined by Alejandro Salazar Dyer (drums), the quartet slimmed down to a trio resulting in a new energy and an earnest rawness that comes from a more minimalist approach. Inspired by a wide range of artists from the power-pop of Big Star and The Kinks, the oddball genius of Ween and Jim O’Rourke, and the timelessness of the Motown and Philly soul sound, Leapling have pulled their influences together, with no ideas left unturned. Bold and vibrant, Suspended Animation is an immediate record, eleven eclectic power-pop hits for these ever fleeting times.

This may be commonly known as a leap year but we prefer to think of it as The Year of The Leapling. Suspended Animation is due out June 10, 2016 on Exploding In Sound Records.

With the release of their critically lauded debut LP, Ice Level, in early 2012, and having played a near-constant stream of shows and short tours over the successive months, NYC natives Ava Luna have built a reputation for noisy, manic basement soul music in the form of stark, earthy synth-driven beats coupled with tight, prismatic vocal harmonies, which Christopher Weingarten has described as "beautiful, infectious, and damn-near indescribable.

Celestial Shore

CELESTIAL SHORE W/ MEMBERS OF DEERHOOF WILL BE PLAYING SONGS BY T. REX.

The whispers about Celestial Shore's debut full-length, 10x, began with the release of the balmy I'm-so-done-with-you song "Valerie" on Stereogum earlier this year. Sound traveled: the Brooklyn trio joined Hometapes and 10x will be released September 3rd in partnership with Local Singles (the new label begun by Brad Oberhofer). In nine songs, Celestial Shore deconstructs city life, the history of pop music, and their own jazz educations into something both heartbreakingly raw and mystically timeless. In between the lines, the band exalts the vibrant scene they call home: the album was mixed by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, includes Empress Of's Lorely Rodriguez on vocals, and features cover art by Prince Rama.

Empress Of is Brooklyn based Lorely Rodriguez's "project of sight and sound." She creates wistful-pop with synth melodies and vocal experimentation that has a haunting and chilling effect.

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