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New Super VHS: “Conservative”

Maybe the golden days of Tokyo’s indie-rock scene aren’t quite over yet after all. Super VHS — who made a lot of solid songs and one masterclass in fuzzy longing — are finally rolling out their first full-length album, Classics, which is out on December 2. And they return after (what at least felt like) a long hiatus with the sweet, tropical-tinged “Conservative.” They’ve moved a bit away from the lo-fi vibe, though this still boasts a feeling of being held together by tape (mainly that drum machine). This sort of sun-glzed sound used to be pretty common in indie circles around here — possibly because of the lingering influence of chillwave — and it is nice to hear it popping back up, especially when the artists involve make such solid songs out of it. Listen above.