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New Hideki Kaji: “Heroes”

Long after the Earth is a rotted desert wasteland and most living beings have been wiped out, Hideki Kaji will probably still be around to play charming indie-pop built for summer days spent lounging around soccer fields. He’s approaching 20 years of doing this, and he’s still going strong, having recently shared the lazy-day “Heroes,” a mid-tempo number full of oooohs and ahhhhs and a guitar solo. Dude loves his indie-pop, and he’s a craftsman at creating stuff like this — nobody should be expecting a sudden genre-bending stunner from him, but if you need a reliable source for pleasant guitar-pop, while he’s one of the best around. Listen above.