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Maps
Maps

Dream-gaze syndicate Soft Science have announced their new 'Maps' album, slated for release on June 1 via Test Pattern Records. These 10 tracks establish the band among California's leading dream pop artists.

Tags: Soft Science
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Following several years of successful live shows, including opening for Johnny Marr, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Charlatans UK, Foals, and others of the like, Desario returned in 2016 with a pair of much anticipated EP releases: Red Returns and Haunted. This digital compilations combines both EPs with the addition of a cover of “Parking Lot” by Galaxie 500. With their well-reviewed full-length, Mixer, as their template, Desario moved forward crafting songs with tighter arrangements and “to the point” hooks, reminiscent of classic ‘80s and ‘90s Britpop, shoegaze, and indie, with a 
current aesthetic. 

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Haunted
Haunted

On the heels of their EP Red Returns, released earlier in 2016, and following several years of successful live shows including opening for Johnny Marr, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Charlatans UK and Foals among others, Desario is quickly back with their new six song release: Haunted.

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Red Returns
Red Returns

Following several years of successful live shows, including opening for Echo & The Bunnymen, The Charlatans UK, Foals, and others of the like, Desario is back with their much anticipated EP release: Red Returns. 

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The Luxembourg Signal / Soft Science Split 7inch
The Luxembourg Signal / Soft Science Split 7inch

Two of the dreamiest dream pop bands around have joined forces to produce this wistful split 7”! 

Tags: Arts & Leisure, Weekend / Over You
Weekend / Over You
Weekend / Over You

Sacramento, California’s Arts & Leisure is back with a brand new two-song single, a follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed debut album Choose Your Adventure.

Tags: Arts & Leisure, Weekend / Over You
Detour
Detour

The band’s latest release, Detour, expands on ideas developed in their previous venture: creating pop music with a sonic edge.  Although the band never steers too far from its core pop sensibilities, Detour evokes a somewhat darker mood musically than Soft Science’s previous work. 

Tags: Soft Science, Detour
Choose Your Adventure
Choose Your Adventure

Choose Your Adventure is the debut album from Sacramento, California's, Arts & Leisure. Formed in 2011 by founding members of the orchestral pop outfit, Baby Grand, Arts & Leisure strips things down to the basics (two guitars, bass and drums), but ups the ante (and volume) with two singer/songwriters, Gerri White and Becky Cale. The band also features former Baby Grand members Cory Vick on guitar and Tim White on drums.

Tags: Arts & Leisure, Choose Your Adventure
Charm
Charm

A collaboration between Larsen and Andrew Hoke (AKA Bird Peterson, nationally renowned electronic artist and DJ), Flowerss is electro-shoegaze at its finest—twirling guitars drenched in feedback, atmospheric crescendos, thumping pulse and groovy trip-hoppy rhythm. Throw on the duo’s debut release Charm and you’ll be lulled into a sea of trickling beats before being washed over with a full wave of grunge-inspired guitar and emotive, almost ghost-like, vocals.

Tags: Flowerss, Charm
We Will Raise Your Child
We Will Raise Your Child

"We Will Raise Your Child", Knock Knock's third record, expands upon their Bruce Springsteen meets Yo La Tengo in a beer garden sound

Tags: Knock Knock, We Will Raise Your Child