Posts Tagged ‘slowcore’

May 14, 2018

If you haven’t listened to the new Beach House album yet, I highly suggest you get on it, quick! The Baltimore dream pop duo have put out an exceptional new full length, and my current favorite off the record is this gazey purling, dreamy purling song, Lemon Glow, though that could swiftly change within the next few days since there are so many amazing songs on 7. Hit up their webstore, here, for some cool merchandise and purchase links. 

May 8, 2018

I know this new Beach House has been out for a moment, but the more I listen to Black Car, the more I find myself bewitched by its mind melding beauty. Black Car is a song deeply entrenched in hypnotic whirring rumination. It’s as ambient and atmospheric a cut as we’ve heard from Beach House in recent months. The Baltimore dream pop and indie rock darlings pull me into a deep reverie with their latest taste from their forthcoming album 7. The gazey thrumming, pensive brooding single adds to my great excitement for 7, which arrives this Friday, and which I’ve already pre-ordered forever ago. If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, you can find links to do so, here.

April 4, 2018

Both myself and some of my shoegaze loving friends are head over heels for the latest from Beach House. The Baltimore duo are in the midst of rolling out some very fine songs and visuals from their forthcoming album, 7, and they’ve gone a dreamy whirring route on the third taste off the record. Dark Spring evokes both My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive with its labyrinthian humming dream pop and shoegaze amalgamation. It’s black and white music video is directed by Zia Anger, and it’s quite the artistic treat for the eyes, too. 7 arrives May 11th, when Beach House will be in the midst of their North American tour that kicks off later this month. Pre-order 7, 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!

February 15, 2018

We interrupt our regular scheduled lineup of songs to share brand new Beach House! That’s right, the prestigious Maryland dream pop duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally has suddenly surprised us tonight with Lemon Glow. The kaleidoscopic spiraling song is accompanied by official news that a new album will be arriving this spring. The pair also said, “Wishing everyone out their love tonight.” Love is in the air alright… our love for Beach House grows more profuse than ever as we dive head first into this ocean of dark, spacey synths and Victoria Legrand’s signature dreamy whorling vocals. Ah, such a splendid night it truly is. Our ears are perked and ready for more album news.

January 25, 2018

Languorous and sensual minimalist soul seduces our ears and leaves tingles rippling across our skin as South London’s Puma Blue hits our radars with a breathtaking ballad named Only Trying 2 Tell U. The slow burning, dewy yearning song is part Rhye, part Sade, part Yellow Days, and part Tom Misch, but fully ravishing. We’re at the mercy of its exquisite falsettos and melancholic strings, which slither and glide luxuriantly and softly on the tender winding, jazzy curling track. Only Trying 2 Tell U is available from iTunes, here. For more of Puma Blue’s extraordinary music, stream Soft Porn below, a lo-fi soul and slowcore simmering delight.

January 24, 2018

We love it when local talent shines, and Oakland’s own There’s Talk is absolutely dazzling on their long awaited return, Give It Up. The moody droning, shadowy brooding song blends dream pop, shoegaze, synthwave, and slowcore altogether. These are all sub-genres we adore dearly, so you can imagine how hard we fell for There’s Talk’s intoxicating new single. Give It Up rolls, pitches, and yaws at a languid yet deliberate pace, like a vast undulating ocean on a peaceful moonlit night. It’s dark and bottomless, a meditatively gripping seance. To say There’s Talk has put us in an exquisitely introspective mood is an understatement. Give It Up is lifted from There’s Talks forthcoming EP, scheduled to arrive late next month. You can pre-order on limited edition 7″ via Bandcamp, here.

January 11, 2018

If you’re a fan of Warpaint’s dreamy whirling art rock, or Beach House’s languidly entrancing dream pop, or Daughter’s ambient rock, you won’t want to sleep on sleepclub, a new trio out of Brisbane, Australia, whose first single Cut You is utterly inebriating. Equally soothing and stirring, Cut You is an intricate slow burner, a mesmeric multi-dimensional beauty and a stunning introduction to the three piece. It drapes over us, warm and inviting. Before we know it, we’re stuck in its lush folds and woolly pleats, with no urge to extricate ourselves from this seraphic dreamscape. Keep up with the exciting new band on Facebook, here.

December 5, 2017

If you’re as fond of slowcore, shoegaze, post-rock, and dream pop as I do (and love bands like Beach House, Cigarettes After Sex, Slowdive, and the such), you’re going to instantaneously gravitate towards this band from Tijuana named Mint Field, too. The duo leave us reeling in a state of total fuzzy, hazy intoxication with their surreal new video for Ojos En El Carro, which literally translates to Eyes In The Car, except I’m all ears for the band’s languorous sound. Ojos En El Carro builds towards a scuzzy plush climax with a deliberate crawl. 21 year old Estrella Sanchez (vocals & guitar) and Amor Amecua (drums nad synths) will be releasing a debut album named Pasar De Las Luces on February 23rd. Though my Spanish skills are still very lacking despite years of Spanish classes in high school, it’s hard to miss the nostalgic romance and beautiful melancholia that manifests in this spaciously haunting song. Follow along with the band via their website, here.

October 26, 2017

Let’s all drift in a dream with Benjamin Jones and his new single Separation. The Los Angeles based singer songwriter used tour with Youth Lagoon as his guitarist. Separation is his first single after signing to Plastic Jurassic. A drizzle of slowcore takes us on a leisurely stroll before Separation turns into a lush and misty indie rock waltz that explores heartbreak and loss. Sufjan Stevens’ finespun intricacy meets The Shins’ pensive rock on the sublime saunter, which will be released on limited 7″ soon.