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Britta Plyler

  • Alan Palomo and company, better known as Neon Indian, have shared an addictive, summer dance track called "Annie" - their first new song in two years. The synthpop outfit hasn't released a full length album since 2011's Era Extraña, but they're working on one now. Hopefully we'll have a release date soon. [CoS]

  • Beach House just announced the August 28 release date for their new album, Depression Cherry. In a press release, they described the album as, "a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role." The sleeves for both the CD and LP are made of red velvet and a "Loser Edition," with clear vinyl, will be available from SubPop's website. [Pitchfork]

  • Speaking of Beach House, they've just been announced to perform Iceland Airwaves this year. Other bands added to the 2015 lineup include Battles, Sleaford Mods, Mirel Wagner, Árstíðir, Low Roar, and others. Check out the visual reference below, and don't forget that you can still sign up to win KEXP's Iceland Airwaves Flyaway contest and see Beach House for yourself in the land of fire and ice.

  • Canadian shoegazers No Joy will drop their new album More Faithful, on June 9. Today they've debuted the album track "Hollywood Teeth." According to the band, the song was inspired by Hillary Duff and her "crazy teeth, Hollywood-style." [Stereogum]

  • Son Lux, the music project of Ryan Lott, is gearing up to release Bones, the follow up to 2013's Lanterns, on June 23. The album's latest single "You Don't Know Me" has a theme of social activism. Son Lux's new guitarist Rafiq Bhatia explained that the song was "created in the midst of multiple ongoing struggles for civil rights both in the U.S. around the world. It’s an open letter to anyone who misuses political and religious philosophies to subjugate and oppress their sisters and brothers." Listen, below. [CoS]

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