I'm a little embarrassed that Pia Fraus have been around for over twenty years and I'm just discovering them now. It could be that they're from Estonia, and we don't hear many bands from Estonia here in the US. But, better late than never since their latest song needs to be heard. "Love Sports" is a perfect slice of what is now known as dream-gaze, the wonderful world of music that incorporates dream pop and shoegaze. Plus, there's a hint of the swankiness of the short lived but much loved (around these parts, at least) 60's lounge revival from the 90's.
You can listen to "Love Sports" below. Empty Parks, the new album from Pia Fraus, will be out January 20 (Friday release day be damned!) via Seksound. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Pia Fraus, check them out on Facebook and Twitter. Current tour dates are below the song.
Jan. 17 Tallinn, Estonia - Von Krahli Theater
Jan. 18 Tartu, Estonia - Armastuse saal, Aparaaditehas
Jan. 28 Tokyo, Japan - LUSH, Shibuya (with Bertoia, Seventeen Years Old And Berlin Wall)
Jan. 30 Nagoya, Japan - Tightrope, Aichi (with Ringo Deathstarr)
Jan. 31 Osaka, Japan - americamura FANJ twice (with Ringo Deathstarr)