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La Luz – Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere

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Seattle surf-rock group La Luz release their new Ty Segall-produced sophomore album Weirdo Shrine on August 7 via Hardly Art records. This week, the quartet paired-up with the sunny weather we’ve been getting, by sharing their breezy new track Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere.

In describing the upcoming record, Ty Segall remarked that it gave him a vision of a “world…burning with colors [he’d] never seen, like mauve that is living.”

Stream or download Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere below.

Stream Nicolas Jaar’s new EP Nymphs III

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Nicolas Jaar returned earlier this year with the 20-track surprise album Pomegranates, an alternate soundtrack to the 1969 film The Colour of Pomegranates, an Armenian film from director Sergei Parajanov. He then followed this up back in May with Nymphs II, a 12″ containing two new tracks entitled The Three Sides of Audrey and Why She’s All Alone and No One is Looking at U.

Now, the New York-based producer is back with Nymphs III, a hypnotic new 12″ containing two new tracks entitled Swim and Mistress that were both recorded in New York City between 2011 and 2015.

Nymphs III drops later today on Nicolas Jaar’s own Other People imprint. Stream both tracks below.

Nicolas Jaar releases new album Pomegranates

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Earlier this year, Nicolas Jaar released an alternate soundtrack to the 1969 film The Colour of Pomegranates, an Armenian film from director Sergei Parajanov. Today, Jaar has released a free download of the LP version of the soundtrack. Nicolas Jaar also included artwork and photos in the downloadable package, which you can grab for free here.

The Color of Pomegranates is a biography of the Armenian ashug Sayat-Nova (King of Song) that attempts to reveal the poet’s life visually and poetically rather than literally.

Jaar’s upcoming 12″, Nymphs III, arrives June 29 on Other People.

Daphni – Usha

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Dan Snaith just dropped a new track under his dancefloor-leaning Daphni moniker, entitled Usha. The track’s a mash-up of Usha Uthup’s Main Gul Badan and Alex Israel’s Colugo. Get into it.

“I’m not claiming authorial input,” Snaith announced on Twitter. “Please support the original tracks / artists.”

Lightning Bug – Bobby

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Lifted off their recently released debut full-length, Floaters, comes Bobby, the mesmerizing new track from the emerging New York outfit Lightning Bug.
Using elements of Krautrock, Shoegaze and Dream-Pop, the group have crafted an ambitious and immensely promising track seemingly effortlessly as they simply started out as a group of best friends who gradually started to throw some ideas together.

Aside from the fact they’ve rather impressively fused varied genres together, this songs coloured instrumentation, dreamlike vocals, off-kilter synths, reverb-soaked guitars and kaleidoscopic melodies should be enough to keep Bobby on your rotation for some time. Listen below.

Lightning Bug‘s debut full-length Floaters is available via the group’s Bandcamp.