Asobi Seksu – “Thursday”

New York’s Asobi Seksu certainly had their unique angle in the mid-aughts shoegaze revival with their blend of dreampop and J-pop, complete with bilingual vocals from frontwoman Yuki Chikudate, but as the decade rolled over, their attempts to move away from the elevator pitch that made their early work so appealing yielded diminishing returns and […]

Fazerdaze – “Flood Into”

Fazerdaze technically returned from the wild last Summer, with a handful of singles leading to the digital release of her Break! EP last October. But those who got their hands on the physical 12″ – released last Fall in Australia and the rest of the world just last week – found a little surprise in […]

Dry Cleaning – “Swampy”

Dry Cleaning made their name the old fashioned way with a run of critically acclaimed singles and EPs long before dropping an album, and even they’ve graduated to two critically acclaimed full-lengths, they still love the abbreviated formats. Earlier this week, they announced they were coming out with a new extended play in the Swampy […]

Still Corners – “Fireflies”/”Hearts Of Fools”

Still Corners have undergone a number of transformations over their fifteen-plus years, from a band to a duo, and shifting from cinematic psychedelica to synth-forward dreampop to dusty Americana. I prefer some phases over others, but as they’re always centred around Tessa Murray’s breathy vocals and Greg Hughes’ atmospheric guitarwork, there’s usually something to fit […]