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Divus Julius presents: Max Bloom

Lead singer of British band Yuck and a very good friend and producer of Japanese indie band Luby Sparks eponymous 2018 debut album, In February, British indie rockers Yuck shared news of their breakup. Now, vocalist/guitarist Max Bloom has announced a new solo album titled Pedestrian, out June 18th via Bloom’s own label Ultimate Blends.

Bloom started recording the album over the past year after getting to running, a passion he shared with a regular group of musicians including Spoon, Beck, and Yellow Magic Orchestra. Their influence — plus Wilco, George Harrison, and Grandaddy — served as his primary inspiration for the project’s sound.

Best Covers: Mac DeMarco ‘Honey Moon’

Indie rock hero Mac DeMarco has shared a cover from the catalog of legendary Japanese musician Haruomi Hosono, who founded popular Japanese rock band Happy End as well as the electronic trio Yellow Magic Orchestra. Mac offers up his take on Hosono’s “Honey Moon,” which originally appeared on Hosono’s 1975 album Tropical Dandy. Bonus, you get to hear Mac sing in Japanese. You can listen to Mac DeMarco’s cover of Haruomi Hosono’s “Honey Moon” in the video above.