Brooklyn postmodern rock duo Lymbyc Systym (brothers Jared and Mike Bell) release their third album, Symbolyst, this week via Western Vinyl. The 10-track effort was recorded in bits and pieces over the last three years while Mike was living in Japan and Jared was studying graphic design in Brooklyn. Reflecting the album title, the pair took a Symbolist approach to recording, referencing “The Jackson 5s funk, Jungs dream theory, Bergmans existentialism, Baudelaires prose, and Wrights organic architecture.”
Despite varying time zones and throngs of influences, the final result is a seamless blend of familiar pop sentiments and complex sonic musings on what pop music can truly become. Highlights include “Wave”, “Nightfall”, and “Falling Together” (be sure to also check out the non-album remix by ex-Books member/tourmate Nick Zammuto).
Also streaming this week is the self-titled debum from Parisian psych-pop singer Melody Prochet (AKA Melodys Echo Chamber). Prochet teamed with Tame Impalas Kevin Parker to record and mix the 11-track effort in Perth and at her grandparents beach house in CavaliÃ¨re, France. The album is out now via Fat Possum, and you can stream it now at NPR.
Finally, Dum Dum Girls are streaming their new EP, End of Daze, on Stereogum. Following last Septembers Only in Dreams, the five-track effort was produced by The Raveonettes Sune Rose Wagner and the bands long-time collaborator Richard Gottehrer. It will be officially released on September 25th via Sub Pop.