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Aged Fine: Yüksen Buyers House’s “Slowdance”

The band Yüksen Buyers House has been around for quite some time, at least in the context of Tokyo-based bands. They’ve played shows alongside the likes of Jesse Ruins and Moscow Clubs…which is to say, they were kicking around five years ago. And for the most part, they were deeply alright, a fine enough opener for when everyone is still only two drinks deep. Yet longevity has proven to be the defining strength of many similar bands from that boom period — and now, with renewed interest in bands, those who simply lasted are starting to have breakthroughs. Yüksen Buyers House’s latest EP Out Of The Blue has gotten a strong push on streaming services, and most surprising of all, they sound significantly more better on it. “Slowdance” is a highlight, a skippy indie-pop number surrounded by enough gauze to give it a just-woke-up atmosphere, which makes the longing at its center all the more palpable. It feels more immediate than what they were doing in 2012 and 2013, and they are all the better for it. Listen above.