Posts Tagged ‘Dreamy’

May 22, 2018
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It’s impossible to resist Tiny Deaths’ dream pop when you’re as much of a fan of bands like Au Revoir Simone and School Of Seven Bells as I am. We find ourselves spinning in bliss to their snowy thrumming, sleek whirring new single Always, which comes accompanied by an understated visual gem

“dedicated to survivors” and directed by Catherine Orchard. The crystalline dream pop and glassy synthpop song is a preview from Tiny Deaths’ sophomore album, expected to arrive later this year. 

April 5, 2018
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Emerging Southern California production team, Best Picture, really do paint quite the vivid sonic painting with their new song, Get U Thru, which features Max Green on vocals. The dreamy ambling, gently contemplative electronica and pop ballad inebriates with a light saunter and soft chimes. Best Picture and Max Green lulls us into a dusky yet luxuriant daydream with their fleecy beats and dulcet melodies on Get U Thru, a song which can get us through anything. You can also stream Get U Thru via Spotify, here.

March 7, 2018

Last night, the music gods blessed us with another beautiful Beach House song, as well as details regarding the beloved dream pop and slowcore duo’s next album. There seems to be a theme going on with the Maryland pair’s visuals for the two songs we’ve heard off ‘7′ so far. The trippy videos and their black and white patterns even remind me of Beach House’s Zebra. When matched with their dreamy swirling, kaleidoscopic whirling music, I can’t help but find myself wishing for a stereoscopic 360 video from the duo (yes, I recently purchased a Google Daydream VR headset, it’s no Oculus Rift, but it’s still pretty cool). New song Dive is well worthy of diving head first into. It may start fleecy and soft, but robust guitars soon pull us deeper and deeper into a deep rabbit hole, leaving us spinning in exhilaration. 

Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally will release 7 (probably named so because it is their seventh album) on May 11th. We’ll definitely be looking out for that pre-order link!

November 21, 2017
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Fine Line is new Norwegian indie soul duo Jimmy Smash’s second single, and it’s a fine tune indeed. The Oslo outfit serves up a melting pot of 80s pop and R&B influences on the creamy smooth, dreamy lustrous song. It’s a song whose satin sheen and luscious synths evoke a cross between HONNE and LANY. Fine Line is a mighty fine follow up to the pair’s bold debut single Macadamian, which peaked at #3 on Norway’s Spotify Viral Top 50 chart. You can stream Macadamian below and relish in its velveteen drapes and warm embrace. It’s no wonder Jimmy Smash has already been beooked for next year’s Trondheim Calling festival.  

November 15, 2017
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I’ve always been a sentimental person who waxes nostalgic over the past all the time. The memories of yesterday often seems so much better than the perilous mystery of tomorrow. Chicago’s Paul Cherry swaddles us in lo-fi drapes of hazy psychedelic nostalgia on Like Yesterday, and I find myself feeling woozy and flushed as I fall hard for this mellow stroll of a gem. It’s a jazzy soulful affair whose languorous groove and laid back funk rock charm seem to fuse Mac Demarco, Homeshake, and TOPS altogether. Like Yesterday is out now via all digital stores. 

October 24, 2017
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A blissful languor imbues our warm Monday afternoon as an indie pop band out of Arizona named Pro Teens serenades us with dreamy jangle pop on Signals Crossed. This mellow lilting, chill ambling ballad comes from the band’s forthcoming album Philistines, which follows on the heels of their acclaimed debut from last year. It’s the perfect leisurely soundtrack to our continuing Indian Summer here in California. The pensive groover is a hazy dose of woozy melancholia and washed out sunshine. Hit up more of Pro Teens’ music on Soundcloud, here.

October 19, 2017
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Haulm is a Brooklyn based collaboration between vocalist/composer JT Norton and electronic producer, Reed Kackley (BAILE). They take us on a metaphysical journey with their debut single, They Came Along, a minimalist electronic piece influenced by downtempo and techno with earnest and pensive vocals. They Came Along is a dreamy, fleecy swaddle that evokes a surreal oasis with its chirping birds and verdant lushness. We float into oblivion on its fluid synths and floaty beats, whose Balearic consistency and glimmering beauty are reminiscent of Caribou and Bonobo, melded with the dance groove of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s more ambient offerings. They Came Along is a compelling introduction to this fascinating new two piece project. You can also stream the single via Spotify, here.

October 14, 2017
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With a light and airy touch, Eric Sharp inspires us to start our Friday night off with some whimsical twirling and weightless prancing to his foggy entrancing, diaphanous springing indie dance gem, Take This Time. Fellow Southern California artist Zhao serves up feathery vocals on the Los Angeles producer’s new single. Take This Time is a taste of Eric Sharp’s new EP, which he’s planning to release in January. Though Take This time seems a breezy dalliance and a dreamy frolic, the song actually addresses profound and poignant issues. Eric Sharp hones in on the trouble we face as a closed minded society, when we should let go of hate and open our minds to a better, more accepting world. Take This Time is out via Better Assembly. Purchase and stream the song, here.

September 22, 2017
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Brooklyn producer and songwriter Jonathan Dagan left an indelible mark on us as J.Views his 401 Days album last year, the culmination of a brilliant feat he called the DNA Project that brought all sorts of artists and musicians together over the course of two years to create incredible music. The Grammy nominations 401 Days received were well deserved, and just thinking about the release makes me want to go back and give it a hearty re-visit. A deluxe edition of 401 Days, entitled 401.1, will be out on October 5th. Among its new tracks is a transcendental remix of J.Views’ Don’t Pull Away, certainly one of the most smoothly seductive, lushly textured numbers from the album. Don’t Pull Away features Rhye’s Milosh on soft sensuous vocals, and now Los Angeles electro soul duo RKCB have given the track a sublimely billowing, wispy diaphanous edit that lulls us into a new plane of weightless euphoria. In other news, J.Views and Global Citizen have teamed up to create the #WeMove campaign empowering people to dance in public spaces around the world. The campaign will peak at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in two days. Learn more, here. Catch J.Views on tour this fall across the U.S. He’ll be stopping by the Independent in San Francisco on November 18th. More details can be found on Facebook, here.

September 19, 2017

There’s no denying the fact that Canadian twins Tegan and Sara have had a huge effect on many of our favorite artists today. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their quintessential album The Con, they’ll be dropping a release named The Con X: Covers featuring a long list of incredible artists covering its songs. Scottish electropop outfit CHVRCHES contributed a beautiful rendition of Call It Off, and the track has surfaced today. Their Call It Off drifts dreamily, offering us a rare glimpse of a more floaty, airy CHVRCHES. You can pre-order The Con X: Covers, here. All proceeds from the album will benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls & women. The Con X: Covers will also feature covers by the likes of MUNA, Shura, PVRIS, Ryan Adams, Bleachers, and many, many more. It arrives on October 20th.