Emily Reo – “Coast” (Stereogum Premiere)

In April, we heard “Peach” by Emily Reo, from her recent 4-way split tape with three other female electronic artists. It was an apt introduction to the sort of gleaming dream-pop Reo has been recording for nearly four years via various small-run DIY labels. On September 3, Reo will finally release her debut full-length album, Olive Juice, via Elestial Sound, a record she has been carefully crafting for nearly three years. (That’s the artwork, above.) The first single from the album, “Coast,” is sprawling and addictive, lasting for nearly 8 minutes, full of skittering cyclical electronic beats and woozy keys. A soaring, hooky synth melody breezes through the entire track; as Reo self-harmonizes, her voice shifts from subtle to alien-like. Stream the song below, and check out all of her upcoming tour dates with Cuddle Formation and Peace Arrow.

Emily Reo Fall 2013 Tour Dates
? = with Peace Arrow

8/18 ~ boston, ma (@ dreamhaus)
8/22 ~ montreal, qc (@ la plante)
8/24 ~ brooklyn, ny (@ silent barn)
8/25 ~ baltimore, md (@ the crown)
8/26 ~ morgantown, wv (@ 123 pleasant st)
8/27 ~ asheville, nc (@ apothecary)
8/28 ~ st. augustine, fl (@ shanghai nobby’s)
8/29-31 ~ orlando, fl (@ total bummer 4ever) ?
9/1 ~ orlando, fl (@ peacock room) ?
9/2 ~ sarasota, fl (@ new college) ?
9/3 ~ gainesville, fl (@ display gallery) ?
9/4 ~ athens, ga (@ flicker bar & theatre) ?
9/5 ~ nashville, tn (@ haus show) ?
9/6 ~ fayetteville, ar (@ haus show) ?
9/7 ~ kansas city, ks (@ fokl center) ?
9/8 ~ denver, co (@ sidewinder) ?
9/10 ~ fort collins, co (@ bizarre bazaar) ?
9/11 ~ salt lake city, ut (@ boing house) ?
9/14 ~ boise, id (@ the crux) ?
9/15 ~ pullman, wa (@ haus show) ?
9/16 ~ seattle, wa (@ tba) ?
9/17 ~ portland, or (@ replicant) ?
9/18 ~ hayfork, ca (@ northern delights) ?
9/19 ~ san francisco, ca (@ brick & mortar) ?
9/22 ~ los angeles, ca (@ almost holden collection) ?

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