[album] Lucid Express – Lucid Express

The eponymous debut LP from Lucid Express (fka Thud) is lush, glimmering, and just beautiful. Even though their sound is not groundbreaking, the truth is still very simple — you don’t have to be super innovative or reinvent the wheel to create something this delightful.

Hong Kong five-piece masterfully crafts their take on shoegaze on this consistent, accessible collection of ten songs, none of which is a filler. Some of them will definitely find their way into playlists for garden parties or mild nights on the beach this summer.

Stream below and buy the record on Bandcamp, out now through Kanine Records and Middle Class Cigars.

[video] The Natvral – Why Don’t You Come Out Anymore?

Kip Berman, the founder and frontman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, has unveiled the video for his new single as The Natvral, “Why Don’t You Come Out Anymore?”, directed by Remy Holwick.

The song is taken from Tethers, his upcoming debut LP, which is out April 2 via Dirty Bingo / Kanine.

Pre-order the album here and watch the video below.

[song] Agent blå – Atopos


Gothenburg band Agent blå have announced a new EP called Atopos. It arrives this fall via Kanine.

Record’s title track is the first offering, a dynamic and energetic song that features band’s distinctive jangly guitars and dreamy, melancholic vocals.

Listen below and get the song on Bandcamp.