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Brett – Electric

Brett - Electric

Brett – Electric

Brett return with the release of ‘Electric’.

The track is more of an acoustic lo-fi track than electric, but Brett are taking an abstract route with their new material, of which is featured on their upcoming album, ‘Mode’.

Brett took influence for the album from Jean-Luc Godard’s recent film, ‘Goodbye to Language’. “The defining quote for me was: ‘For women, it’s only sex and death. For men, it’s only infinity and zeroes,’” says vocalist Mick Coogan. “It’s a fairly opaque statement, but I think the irony lies in assigning absolutes to human relationships, which can be so beautiful and inspiring. At the same time, the fundamental differences between men and women are very real and that shit is difficult to figure out.”

The vibrant album artwork was designed by Los Angeles based artist, Charley Alexander. The piece was then cut into 50 squares, each of which will be sold with limited edition pre-order copies of the vinyl record. “Our only direction was for the work to be vibrant and bursting with vitality. On the simple level of color, we wanted the jacket to express the brighter sounds and songs on our second album in relation to LP1. We feel Mode has an emotional warmth that the first album deliberately avoids. We also wanted to give our fans a chance to make a closer connection to the music.”

‘Mode’ is released on 18th March via Cascine.

Sounds like: Gypsy & The Cat, Postiljonen, Summer Heart, Day Wave

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Vogue Dots – Way With Silence

Vogue Dots - Way With Silence

Vogue Dots – Way With Silence

Vogue Dots (aka Tynan Dunfield Babette Hayward) is a Canadian pop duo from Halifax, New Brunswick. We were first drawn in by their name but soon became distracted by their haunting, yet alluring music.

Mesmerising new single, ‘Way With Silence’, follows on from the success of ‘Way Out’ (which was originally released on Cascine’s digital singles label CSCN).

‘Way With Silence’ is a mysterious, but gorgeously melodic track. It is full of synth-based structures, yet instantly evokes lament.

The track is taken from the forthcoming sophomore ‘Mauka EP’, which was recorded in a cottage on Belle Isle and is due out 21 October via Montreal’s Indica Records. It follows on from last summer’s debut EP ‘Toska’.

Pre-order the ‘Mauka EP’ on iTunes now!

Sounds like: M83, Broods, VÉRITÉ, BLSHS, July Child, La Roux, CHVRCHES, London Grammar, Kitten, Mogwai

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Selebrities – Temporary Touch

Selebrities

Selebrities

With their first US West Coast tour beginning on 15 August 2013, Selebrities are a former Florida, now Brooklyn-based band. Maria Usbeck (vocals), Jer Robert Paulin (guitar, bass) and Max Peterson (keyboards) released their debut album ‘Delusions’ on 10 July 2012.

They have a lot of competition with the 80s new wave comeback in full swing, but no other band seems to sound as original as Selebrities.

Their second album ‘Lovely Things’ throws us even more post-punk 80s flashbacks.

The second upbeat, and slightly grungy track from the album is ‘Temporary Touch‘. The video featured below films Maria Usbeck singing to us in various ways, including with a lion. We have no idea why the lion is in the video, but she is looking incredibly like Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders, which isn’t a bad thing.

The video was directed by Holland Brown.

Fellow Cascine labelmates, Keep Shelly in Athens have also remixed ‘Temporary Touch’ and is it available for free download.

Broken heart? Upload your picture on the Selebrities’ website and join their wall of broken hearts.

Sounds like: Keep Shelly in Athens, Kisses, Fleetwood Mac, New Order, The Pretenders

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Keep Shelly In Athens – Recollection

Keep Shelly in Athens

Grecian duo Keep Shelly in Athens and Cascine put forward ‘Recollection’, which was released on 16th July 2013. It is the first mainstream single from the band’s debut album, ‘At Home’, set for release on 17th September 2013.

Keep Shelly in Athens is producer RΠЯ, who constructs the music along a framework of auroral, driving breaks, and Sarah P. who twines the material with provocative, dream-inducing vocals.

‘Recollection’ feels less adulterated than ‘Madmen Love’, but still gives you the exhilarating burst of awakening whilst sinking deeper into a vast and calm underwater world of beauty and transience.

July is going to be a good month for the duo, but September is going to be even better.

Sounds like: Solar Bears, Purity Ring, Air

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