“I wanted to cry, but couldn’t understand why.”

“Dreamy Day in July” by À La Mode | I’m writing this at five in the morning today – woke up way before the alarms and now can’t even sleep properly. This is another song sitting on the inbox, from Winnipeg band À La Mode. You don’t know how long it took me and Mirella, who sent me this track, to get the Soundcloud links working. (So-called music blogger struggles.) I really wanted to write about this song, because this group matches my current indie pop sensibilities: a cool vocal, some laid back arrangements, you get the idea. They’re releasing their full-length album, Perfection Salad, on 29 September; having had a listen to the whole thing, it’s this little delicate thing that manages to punch you hard anyway. See the sudden left turn in “Encore une fois”, and the way it leads to “Total Doom”. [NB] (Have things I should hear? Drop me a line here.)

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