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Oct 06, 2017
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If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters. Now our friends at Cascine have also donated a vinyl copy of the sophomore album by, Yumi Zouma, Willowbank, to give away to one lucky Under the Radar Patreon supporter. One runner-up will get a CD copy. We'll be picking one random Patreon supporter next Friday, October 13 to win the album. The album was our joint Album of the Week.

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New Zealand indie-pop band Yumi Zouma released their sophomore album, Willowbank, today via Cascine. Previously they shared the Willowbank's first single, the truly wonderful pop song "December," which was one of our favorite Songs of the Week, as well as the album opener "Depths (Pt. I)" (the album ends with "Depths (Pt. II)"), which was also one of our Songs of the Week, and "Persephone," which was again a Song of the Week. Then there was a simple black & white video for "Half Hour" (which also was one of our Songs of the Week). Below are all those songs, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

The band's Josh Burgess had this to say about "Half Hour" in a press release: "The first time I experienced death in any significant way was when I was 7. My granddad died, and I still remember this feeling knowing that no he was no longer on the planet, and no matter how hard I searched, he could not be found - he ceased to exist. I worried that he needed someone to help him as he navigated his way into death. The line 'I think I'll need you when I die, when I've got no one on my side' is one that I wrote a while ago, which for me, captures my biggest fear about dying. An intensely visceral experience with no assistance."

The band's Charlie Ryder had this to say about "Depths (Pt. I)" in a press release: "'Depths' is a song about life, love and temporary loss, and all the little moments in between that drag us to the edge of our existences. The people that take your crazy and run with it, turning life upside down in the process, with no regard for the consequences when they forget about you for the day. In parallel, the song explores the ways that we hopelessly fight against this process, as we try to cling onto reality and our sense of self, when really, we should all be letting go before it's too late."




Yumi Zouma Tour Dates:

Fri. Oct. 6 - London, UK @ Omeara
Sun. Oct. 8 - Brighton, UK @ The Joker
Mon. Oct. 9 - Paris, FR @ L'Espace B
Wed. Oct. 11 - Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA Musikkens Hus - Ideal Bar
Thu. Oct. 12 - Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
Sun. Oct. 15 - Amsterdam, NL @ Sugarfactory
Wed. Oct. 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater*
Thu. Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
Fri. Oct. 20 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
Sat. Oct. 21 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza*
Mon. Oct. 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's  ^
Tue. Oct. 24 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall ^
Wed. Oct. 25 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge ^
Thu. Oct. 26 - Boston, MA @ Lilypad ^
Fri. Oct. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz ^
Sat. Oct. 28 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha ^
*w/ Chad Valley
^ w/ She-Devils

Read our rave 8/10 review of Willowbank to get a more in-depth opinion on the album.

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