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Round ‘Em Up: Cattle’s Slow Sailor

Always up for a nice blast of indie-pop. Cattle hail from Tokyo, and Slow Sailor is their second EP, released via Jigsaw Records in Seattle. It’s exactly what you expect from a Japanese indie-pop…though, if you need to place them on a map, they are closer to the driving rock of Homecomings than the dreamy rush of Wallflower or Boyish…and they do it so darn well, from the darty longing of “Within Your Reach” to the melancholy skip of “Sherbet.” They even offer up a zippy cover of Ride’s “Twisterella” for good measure. Get it here, or listen below.