Darla is proud to offer the fifth new record from Japancakes - Athens, GA's incomparable instrumental Pop/Americana quintet. Giving Machines features eight new trademark blissed-out yet solid as ever compositions brought to life in Japancakes unique way with a singing pedal steel guitar, cello, keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums. There's even a cover of Cocteau Twins' "Heaven Or Las Vegas" with pedal steel taking the place of Liz Frazer's vocals. Japancakes do not record together like other bands. They do play together but when they record in the studio they do so one at a time. Each player writes their own part and adds it to the part(s) recorded previously by fellow band members. The result of this practice is that the personality of each individual player is often better captured. RIYL: Dreamy, lazy, stellar, Post Rock, Shoegaze, Electronica, Americana, Tortoise, Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Hammock, Santo & Johnny.