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Lionel Boy x Lately (Video)

Lionel Boy releases a video for "Lately" off his EP Who Is Dovey?  When asked about the video, Lionel had this to say: "Two summers ago, Casey (Lui Liu) and I drove up the Oregon coast to visit some friends in Seattle. We documented our drive with the intention of making a music video for a completely different project but the clips didn't end up working. Nearly a year later, when I had just finished demoing "Lately" from home, Casey decided to mess around with the old footage to the song. She threw up a 20-second clip on Instagram for fun that we pretty much forgot about until the single‘s release this past June. With not much else to do on lock down, we decided to play around one more time. We had all of these random clips of Casey running or kicking sand and I guess I spent 5 minutes filming a flying kite. When we found a way to fit them into the video, it was a really accomplished feeling. We were such different people on that trip and yet, I guess not much has changed. What we ended up with was a visual representation of the moments that make up a great trip."

Lionel Boy x Who Is Dovey?

The new EP by Lionel Boy titled "Who Is Dovey?" is officially out today, June 26th, 2020.  It’s a mix of sunshine psych & soul infusing spacey synthesizers, impromptu breakbeats & bedroom pop with influences from his native home of Hawaii and has gathered early praise from Fader, Flood, Uproxx & NPR.  Expect more from Lionel Boy throughout the year and into 2021.  Mahalo!

Jonah Yano x souvenir
Jonah Yano releases his debut album, souvenir, this week of Father's Day.  As Wonderland Magazine explains in a recent interview: "The 11-track album explores his connection to his Japanese heritage with jazz bass lines and mixtures of soulful melodies and relatable lyrics."  souvenir is available digitally as well as on LP, CD & cassette.
Lionel Boy x Lately
In anticipation of his upcoming EP - Lionel Boy shares a third, jazzy, R&B-tinged single titled "Lately." As the FLOOD premiere states: "The new track exhibits a continuation of the bedroom-confined sound of its predecessors ('Lost & 'Summer Fun'), recalling the electro-pop of SoCal contemporaries like TV Girl."
Jonah Yano x strawberry!
Jonah Yano releases "strawberry!"  Roaming through the vast, snowy streets of Toronto, Jonah lyrically explores the connection he still has to his Japanese heritage singing "strawberry is the cloth that i am cut from...who’d have thunk i’d leave out with the lump sum." Co-produced with Monsune and the first song he recorded for his upcoming LP, Jonah says he was inspired by “kraut rock” which is defined by the era’s long droning heavy guitar riffs and static chord progressions. He also says it's the loudest song he's ever made. Recording the album between Tokyo's Red Bull studios, a log cabin in Nagato, Toronto's Studio 69, and his own home, 'souvenir' (out Father's Day, June 21st, via Innovative Leisure) features collaborations with his father Tatsuya Muraoka, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Jacques Greene. Read more about Jonah's collaborations, his identity beyond art, and embracing personal subjects via Cool Hunting.