August 7, 2013

Sound Bites: Delorean, Gap Dream and Porches.

Delorean's "Destitute Time"

For their follow-up to 2010 breakthrough Subiza, Barcelonean dance-pop makers Delorean have teased a breakaway from the shackles of sampled vocals and computer sounds by exploring a widescreen production with real instrumentation and singing. Its first preview "Spirit" gave every bit of indication that this would indeed be happening, and now, the quartet are backing listeners up with more weight to those words in its latest listen "Destitute Time." Despite the cloudy images the downtrodden title conjures up, the Spanish quartet are still flavoring the delights of a warm Mediterranean sunlight, colorful textures of pop pleasantries and an uplifting breeze provided by labelmate Glasser. Apar arrives in an attempt to keep the summer endless on September 9th via True Panther Sounds. Look for a possible live collab of the the song between Delorean and Glasser soon, as both are slated for this year's FYF Fest.

Gap Dream's "Fantastic Sam"

Burger Records sure has come a long way since AwkwardSound started snatching up random tapes from bands it wasn't all too familiar with a few years back. One of the many promising purchases came about last year with the release of the self-titled debut from then-Cleveland-based lo-fi stoner-pop act Gap Dream, who've since relocated to Burger headquarters in Fullerton, CA and are now readying their sophomore effort Shine Your Light. "Fantastic Sam" is the LP's first single and deviates away from the weed-addled corners where their type of garage rock from early material began in favor of a more glam and dazzled gleam cleaned up with slick, synthetic production queues. Shine Your Light isn't out until November 11th, but Gap Dream will be heading out on the Burgerama caravan across the States and Canada alongside labelmates the Growlers, Cosmonauts and more starting in September.

Porches' "Skinny Trees"

Prolific sad pop songwriter Aaron Maine, better known under his moniker Porches., has been churning out music for several years now, but his recent signing with proper rising NYC-based label Exploding In Sound Records is proving to be a fruitful one with the sweet nectar of he and his collective’s forthcoming full-length Slow Dance In the Cosmos attracting buzz from the bigger bees in music coverage these days. We’ve already heard a couple of previews off the LP in the lovely AM pop listen “Franklin the Flirt” and the self-deprecatingly sour morning-after “Headsgiving,” and now Porches. take a biting turn with its latest and most deliberately angsty listen, “Skinny Trees” (via Stereogum.) Slow Dance In the Cosmos will be released on August 30th.

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