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by Andrew Sacher

'Full of Grace' artwork
Imperial Topaz

We profiled Brooklyn ambient pop duo Imperial Topaz back in 2013, just ahead of their live debut at The Stone. At the time, they only had an EP and a few singles, but the band finally released their first full length album, Full of Grace, this past February via Tranquility Tapes. Like their earlier material, comparisons to Julia Holter are warranted, and fans of Julia's stuff should check this out. You can stream the record in full below.

Imperial Topaz will celebrate with a record release show TONIGHT (Wednesday, 3/12) at Death by Audio with Hex Breaker Quartet, Jerry Paper and Seth Graham. Admission is $7 at the door.

Head below for the LP stream and a show flyer...

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Motion Sickness of Time Travel
Motion Sickness of Time Travel

The always-prolific Motion Sickness of Time Travel (aka Rachel Evans) had a few releases last year, and she's already got one out in 2013, The Perennials EP, which dropped on New Year's Day. You can purchase the vinyl from Boomkat and stream two of its tracks, "The Renard and the Vixen" and "The Chord and the Centre," below, where you'll also find the cover art and tracklist. They also have an upcoming split with Imperial Topaz.

As mentioned a while ago, MSOTT will be making her NYC debut at The Stone on February 1 with her husband Grant Evans. When we first posted about that show, Rachel and Grant's collaborative project, Quiet Evenings, were set to play the same venue a day later, but that show has since been cancelled.

The Stone show is part of a two-week long series which is being curated by Franklin Teagle, head of Brooklyn label Tranquility Tapes. The series also includes the NYC debuts from Imperial Topaz, Emuul, Thoughts on Air, Glass House, Sound Out Light, Wether, Event Cloak, Christopher Merritt, and Bedroom. More information at The Stone's website.

The flyer for the series (which includes the full lineup) and those song streams, below...

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