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Track of the Day: Pale Blue – The Past We Leave Behind

Pale Blue is the latest project lead by former Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Glass Candy) co-founder, Mike Simonetti. ’The Past We Leave Behind’ is the trio’s official single from their debut album of the same name. It drones, buzzes and whirls in a melange of dream-pop components to form something reminiscent of Vancouver’s Young Galaxy without Prozac.

Having ditched Johnny Jewel to “start from a blank slate and release music he believes in”, the New-Jersey based Simonetti sought collaboration with Captured Tracks, the Brooklyn label responsible for some of 2014’s highlight albums. With company in the likes of Mac DeMarco, Perfect Pussy and DIIV, Pale Blue have to follow in some serious footsteps — but if the poetic melancholia of ‘The Past We Leave Behind’ is anything to go by, they seem to have the makings of the next Captured Tracks darlings.

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