I Come To Shanghai- “Another Holiday / Favorite Drug”

Georgia duo I Come To Shanghai has released a song from their upcoming album Eternal Life Volume 2, which is set for release this month. The track has a really dreamy presentation, and it’s layered with sliding guitars and airy synthesizers. The vocals contribute to this feeling using harmonies reminiscent of the Beach Boys or Animal Collective. They make a number of seamless transitions musically as well–especially near the end where the song transforms into a catchy synth-pop jam. The grooves these guys are producing are pretty impeccable and show a lot of prowess within their particular brand of psychedelic music.

Eternal Life Volume 1 was released July last year and is available to download at their website http://icometoshanghai.com/. The band also has kickstarter to release both volumes of Eternal Life on a vinyl LP. The campaign has reached its goal, but you can still donate here if you’re interested in one.

Future Islands- “In the Inkwell” ‡ STREAM

I didn’t give Future Islands‘ latest album the most lavish of scores when I reviewed it, but they’ve still got some of the most captivating vocals I’ve heard all year. The band has a new split 7” on the way, and you can stream their side below. The track is “In the Ink Well,” and the twinkling synths and rough vocals create a really sensual atmosphere. Stream the song below and get the peach-colored vinyl at Friends Records.


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