The Nicholas: Call Me Back

Relaxed but purposeful, “Call Me Back” by The Nicholas (aka Amsterdam/LA-based Rutger van Woudenberg) is dreamy but tactile. “Your heart’s like a star / I saw you from afar / Maybe it’s time for you / to call me back,” he rings out on the track, which is from Woudenberg’s Lighthead EP. It’s altogether sonically pleasing and reminiscent of bygone eras, though influenced by psych-stars …

Vanishing Twin: Magician’s Success

Part psych-folk, part whimsical indie, London-based Vanishing Twin’s (comprised of Cathy Lucas, Valentina Magaletti, Elliott Arndt, Phil MFU and Susumu Mukai) “Magician’s Success” is a vintage-tinged tune. The track, from their forthcoming record The Age of Immunology (due 7 June) floats along, filled to its brim with quirky honking sounds, delicate strings, a steady guitar and easy-to-remember lyrics. It’s easygoing but delightfully grown.

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A haunting tune for TV, Spanish-lyric psych, electro-pop and more new music from the week

Say Yes Dog: Lies Trio Say Yes Dog (aka Aaron Ahrends, Pascal Karier and Paul Rundel) recently released an upbeat and satisfying electro-pop tune in “Lies.” The second single from their upcoming album VOYAGE, it’s synth-laden with an unwavering groove—making for a delightfully buoyant bop. The video depicts a man in a parachute tracksuit and headphones, dancing at the back of a concert crowd. Unsurprisingly, …