Spectrum Spools, the imprint of Emeralds’ John Elliott, shows no sign of stopping. It’s also not slowing to a snail’s pace or throwing in the towel or drainin’ the Jamba Juice. Proof? The label has just announced a couple new albums, one by Drainolith and one called Parthenon by PLVS VLTRA, the new moniker of Toko Yasuda, ex-member of Enon, touring keyboardist for St. Vincent, and human of Japanese origin. Now, it’s not surprising that Yasuda is still making incredibly poppy music, but it is surprising that Spectrum Spools will be releasing it. So… surprise!
Parthenon is due May 29 on Spectrum Spools. Check out its first single, “Flowers to Bees,” here: