Regal Lily is supposed to be on tour at the moment. But instead of enjoying what the band’s members like about touring — eating hotel breakfasts, trying local dishes or simply exploring new towns — they’re staying put. There will be no early April show at Mynavi Blitz Akasaka, Tokyo, wrapping up what would have been a tour promoting their first full album, “bedtime story,” released early February.

Of course, COVID-19 is the reason you won’t be seeing Regal Lily on stage anytime soon. Rather than being introduced to the group’s music in a live setting, the self-isolation and social distancing that this most antisocial of pandemics demands now gives you ample time to discover this shoegaze trio and its inaugural album by yourself.

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