The dark, ethereal soundscapes coming from Portland’s Grouper are about to grow two songs stronger with the release of a limited-edition tour 7″ on the Australian label Room40. The lead number on the two-song disc, “Hold,” is available to stream before the Hold/Sick 45 comes out on October 6, and finds solo artist Liz Harris waxing existential about “[observing] one’s own emotions… You’re in that space where you’re not sure whether to follow or reel them in.” Not surprisingly, all this takes place in the midst of relatively formless atmospherics made of subtle guitar strums and swirling synth washes. You can pre-order this special record over here, and listen to “Hold” below. (via Gorilla vs. Bear)

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