Yumi Zouma

Since the release of their debut EP in 2014, Yumi Zouma’s evolution has been brisk and organic. The band sold­ out their first EP twice­over before its official release and before having ever played live. Growing up together in Christchurch, New Zealand, they scattered after high school, moving to Auckland, Paris and New York, collaborating over email to create Yumi Zouma’s initial material. The intense reception to these early tracks resulted in the group’s first band practices taking place on arena stages, as they were asked on tour by both Chet Faker and Lorde. Yumi Zouma has since released two breathtaking EPs and two albums with Cascine, earning the hearts of a devoted fanbase and selling out venues on national and overseas tours. Each release serves as another essential chapter in the continuing Yumi Zouma storybook.

Louis Weeks

Louis Weeks is a DC-based, Baltimore-bred composer and songwriter.

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. Written while the band’s line-up was transitioning, 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 soul of Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, the oddball genius of Ween and Jim O’Rourke, and the timelessness of the Mowtown 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.

Erika Spring (DJ)

New solo project by Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone. The first single "6 More Weeks" out this July on a split 7" with Violens via Friendly Fire Recordings.

$10.00 - $12.00

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