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The Fresh & Onlys – Yes or No

Souterrain Transmissions have announced their latest signing for August 2012, The Fresh & Onlys.

Stemming from San Francisco, they have had previous releases for labels like In The Red, Woodsist, Castle Face and a whole load more but their fourth EP will be released through Souterrain Transmissions titled Long Slow Dance. It will be available from 3 September.

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The Fresh & Onlys promo shot

But you don’t have to wait that long, they have just released 7″ single Yes or No on 18 June. Yes or No is a love song but not your typical ballad. Sounding distinctively American, The Fresh & Onlys have a grungey pop sound all their own. The swooping vocals mixed alongside the melodic guitar and classic drum beat makes Yes or No the perfect American indie track.

Bassist Shayde Sartain explains, “It was meant to be an anthem, but I guess you could say it was more desperate—the overwhelming desire to please someone and then feeling as though you have failed and being confused by that.”

The Fresh & Onlys are Tim Cohen, Shayde Sartin, Wymond Miles, and Kyle Gibson. They formed in 2008 and look like a bunch of bikers or record store employees.

The 7″ single comes with another unreleased track, Take Back The Night. You can buy Yes or No from iTunes. The Fresh & Onlys will be touring Autumn/Winter 2012. More details will follow.

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Doldrums – Copper Girl Video

As Doldrums’ European tour and festival dates come to an end and they head off to the US to support Unknown Moral Orchestra, they release the brand new video for the final EP track, Copper Girl.

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Doldrums single artwork

Copper Girl is the darker side to the 3-track EP. It’s a track that introduces a more melancholic and unnerving side to them which is equally shown in the video directed by American artist Alessandra Hoshor.

Doldrums’ music is about dealing with the loss of the individual, the peeling back of surface emotions to expose an attitude both utterly bleak and mesmerizing. The Egypt EP showcases this perfectly.

In 2011, Portishead heard Doldrums’ cover of their song Chase the Tear and placed it as the b-side to their single. Not only this but Doldrums’ also received the attention of cult London indie record label No Pain In Pop when new tracks fell into its hands. These were quickly confirmed for release as Empire Sound, Doldrums’ debut EP.

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Doldrums – Egypt

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Doldrums single artwork

Canadian producer Doldrums (AKA Airick Woodhead) is releasing the three track EP for Egypt on June 4 through Souterrain Transmissions.

The 12″ single contains an extended version of Egypt, Jump Up and Copper Girl. With Egypt being the main release it seems a shame to say that track two, Jump Up, is in fact a much more interesting song. There are a lot of elements in it that can be argued to have been influenced by the likes of Beck.

Track three, Copper Girl, is the darkest track off the EP making it a perfect blend of emotional electronica starting with the cultural influences found in Egypt, the upbeat and cheery melodies in Jump Up and ending on the dark dub-step inspired rhythms of Copper Girl.

Egypt is released on June 4. You can download second track Jump Up here.

Doldrums can be seen at the following live shows:

28 Rome, IT @ Circulo Degli Artisti (Supporting Grimes)
29 Ravenna, IT @ Hanni Bi (Supporting Grimes)
30 Turin, IT @ Astoria (Supporting Grimes)
JUNE
London, UK @ Birthdays
Bristol, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival
Nottingham, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival
Manchester, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival

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Doldrums signs to Souterrain Transmissions

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Doldrums single artwork

Doldrums has signed to record label Souterrain Transmissions to release their forthcoming three track single, Egypt.

Ahead of their European tour with Grimes and appearances at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot festivals, Doldrums will release the three track single on limited edition 12″ vinyl and digital download on June 4.

Egypt is a track full of influences from the UK and European electronic music scene but it has a huge foot print of North American style stamped across it.

Listen to the track here.

See Doldrums live at the following shows:

MAY
11 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt, Great Escape
11 Brighton, UK @ Great Escape venue TBA
15 Strasbourg, FR @ La Laterie (Supporting Grimes)
16 Paris, FR @ La Fleche D’or (Supporting Grimes)
20 Amsterdam, NL @ Exio
22 Oslo, NO @ Blaa (Supporting Grimes)
23 Stockholm, SE @ Cafetreaten (Supporting Grimes)
24 Malmo, SE @ Inkonst (Supporting Grimes)
25 Berlin, GER @ Berghain (Supporting Grimes)
26 Hamburg, GER @ Ubel & Gefarlich (Supporting Grimes)
28 Rome, IT @ Circulo Degli Artisti (Supporting Grimes)
29 Ravenna, IT @ Hanni Bi (Supporting Grimes)
30 Turin, IT @ Astoria (Supporting Grimes)

JUNE
Bristol, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival
Nottingham, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival
Manchester, UK @ Dot To Dot Festival

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