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Best Covers: American Football “Fade Into You”

American Football are back with two new singles, “Rare Symmetry” and a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” featuring Miya Folick on guest vocals. These will be the last two recordings American Football do with founding member and drummer/trumpeter Steve Lamos, who announced that he was leaving the band earlier this year after two decades.

Divus Julius presents: Dry Cleaning

Dry Cleaning are a 4-piece from South London channeling post-punk and new wave pop with a side order of low slung Americana. They have announced their full-length debut, New Long Leg, out via 4AD on April 2nd.

Last spring, Dry Cleaning capitalized on the buzz generated by their brilliantly offbeat 2019 EPs Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks and Sweet Princess with a tour of U.S. clubs that was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. Afterward, they went home to the U.K. and got to work on their first full album, with longtime PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish in the producer’s chair.

Music by Bergman: Squid

A quintet formed in the seaside town of Brighton, Squid is one of London’s many promising post-punk bands. With a manic and raucous drive, they have shared the stage with groups such as Black MIDI and Black Country, New Road. Their sound not only includes traditional rock instrumentation but percussion and horns as well. This may seem out of place in post-punk.

Squid‘s nervy debut blazes through scraps of jazz, funk, krautrock, dub, and punk. More than a canonized style, it’s their level of control that sets them apart.

Hit of The Week: Sea Girls ‘Hometown’

Sea Girls have shared their brand new single “Hometown”, unveiling the hook-filled track with a first play on BBC Radio 1.

Written on the first day the band’s frontman Henry Camamile spent at home during the pandemic, the song encapsulates the spirit of the upcoming album Homesick, focusing on his teenage years in the flatlands of Lincolnshire.