J&L Defer (Photo courtesy of Exploding In Sound)

As members of Disco Doom, Anita Rufer and Gabriele De Mario are no strangers to writing punchy, fuzzy rock songs. But with their new project J& L Defer, Rufer and De Mario decided to stretch out a bit. The A.V. Club is premiering, ““Johnny, Dream,” an eight-minute epic from the band’s debut on Exploding In Sound Records, No Map. “Johnny, Dream” is No Map’s spacey centerpiece, seeing J&L Defer awash in synths and subtle guitar swells, creating a moody work that feels like a huge step for the Swiss duo. Though the song finds its basis in ambient music, De Mario’s vocals give the song a forward momentum, making it digestible without watering it down.

Pre-orders for No Map are available now through Exploding In Sound.

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J&L Defer tour dates

9/8—Helsinki—Zurich, CH (Record Release Show)
9/14—Bad Bonn—Düdingen, CH w/ Frankie Cosmos
9/15—Palace—St. Gallen, CH w/ Frankie Cosmos
9/23—Le Bourg—Lausanne, CH
10/08—Stone Pony—Asbury Park, NJ w/ Built To Spill
10/13—Sunset Tavern—Seattle, WA w/ Aan
10/14—Bunk Bar—Portland, OR w/ Aan
10/15—Neurolux—Boise, ID w/ Aan, LVL UP, Crosss
10/16—The Borough—Salt Lake City, UT
10/21—The Hideout—Chicago, IL
10/27—Shea Stadium—Brooklyn, NY w/ Stove, Baked & Blessed
10/28—Silent Barn—Brooklyn, NY