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Monday, February 25, 2013

New Music Monday! Brainstorm, Shy Girls, Eluvium & More

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Brainstorm's new single "She Moves" comes out on Tender Loving Empire tomorrow in digital form. It's the follow up to their 2012 album Heat Waves and Brainstorm says it's an antidote to winter time: "Dear Winter, If it wasn't for your dreary days we may never have holed up in a basement to record these two new songs... Call us escapists, but we need to write tunes that summon sweat and sun burns... These new tracks pine for the care-free bliss of an endless summer in the middle of the dank Pacific NW haze." The A-side's up above and it's a great track, building up to gnashing guitar chords at its climax. Later this week, Brainstorm embark on a tour down the West Coast and to Austin, Texas, for SXSW, and then back up to Boise for Treefort Music Fest.

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The new remix for Shy Girls' "Under Attack" just premiered over on Yours Truly. (We posted the original back in December.) The remix was done by "Our buddies THE-DRUM out of Chicago. They're super on-point," Shy Girls' Dan Vidmar tells us. THE-DRUM's remix deconstructs Shy Girls' yearning slow jam into something a little more abstract, and makes it sound more flippant, more casually cool in the process. Shy Girls are also playing Boise's Treefort Music Fest in March.
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Eluvium announced a new double album for later this year, to be titled Nightmare Ending, due on May 14 on Temporary Residence. It's the first Eluvium album since Similes came out in 2010, although Matthew Cooper (the man behind the Eluvium moniker) most recently released a record as "Martin Eden." Here he returns to the ambient-inflected, glacially moving work he's best known for. The double album's opening track, the lushly beautiful and meditative "Don't Get Any Closer," is posted above.
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Lastly, here's a track that turned up in the inbox from a mysterious act calling itself Wwolfee! It's a catchy, fun psych-pop number that connects a few different moods together, including fuzz garage and space synth, with falsetto harmonies and homespun charm. Wwolfee! appears to be the alter ego of a Portlander named Nick Allard, who I can't imagine is the same guy as the KGW weatherman. [UPDATE: It is in fact J. Nicholas Allard of Portland bands the Village Green and Light for Fire.]


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