Three Blissed-Out Records For August

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WASHED OUT: PARACOSM (above)
Out 12 August (Weird World)

Atlanta boy Ernest Greene creates a world of dream-like synths that'll do nothing for your energy levels.  But this excellent second record leaves the bedroom for the great outdoors with added pace from drums, pluck from live instruments and swoonsome electronics.

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GIRLS IN HAWAII: EVEREST
Out 2 September (Naive)

Shades of The Eels' Electro-Shock-Blues in the themes (life, death, getting by between both) and fellow Belgian indie oddities dEUS in the treatment (by turns delicate, fuzzy weird rock) on this stoically beautiful record by Girls in Hawaii. Lead single 'Misses" is a particular gem. 

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DIANA: PERPETUAL SURRENDER

OUT 19 AUGUST (JAGJAGUWAR)

Canadian trio not afraid of a soft-rock jam bring guitar solos and sax breaks to the table of hypnagogic chillwave. It's not so chillaxed that you'll pass out; Diana's dreaminess is served up with far too sexy vocals to have you completely conked out.