The Playlist: Yo La Tengo / Melody's Echo Chamber / Featureless Ghost / The Mary Onettes / The History of Apple Pie

 

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Yo La Tengo

Before We Run

Yo La Tengo seem intent on making constant reinvention their thing. This song, led by warm trumpets and strings, continues the band's journey into unexplored territory.

Melody's Echo Chamber

Quand Vas Tu Rentrer?

Classically trained French musician Melody Prochet's latest project mixes sensual dream-pop with quirky shoegaze.

Featureless Ghost

Flash

Smart-production dominates this minimalist dance track. There are moments of synth-pop in there too and a compelling analogue/digital soundclash.

The Mary Onettes

Evil Coast

Putting out only three LPs in 13 years raises expectations somewhat, but this Swedish indie-pop band rarely disappoints.

The History of Apple Pie

Glitch

The London five-piece clearly owe a large debt to late-80s/early-90s grunge – particularly on this Dinosaur Jr-inspired fuzz-pedal-fest.

Dutch Uncles

Fester

The Manchester band returns with a refreshingly intellectual approach to merging guitar-based indie-pop with electronic dance. Kasabian it isn't.

Jim James

Know Til Now

James's rich-but-distant vocal gives a poignant quality to this spacey, psychedelic soul track.

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