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Cigarette – “Mood”

Washington, DC act Cigarette show a gorgeous sound on “Mood,” a consuming track from their new album Light Blues. This is a project that, throughout this album, emphasizes their ability to weave emotional lyrics and...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Linda Gardens – “Tubular Steel”

Linda Gardens’ new track “Tubular Steel” impresses with a nocturnal, hypnotic soundscape and vocal presence that reminds somewhat of Kate Bush. Reserved verses find a haunting synth tone and buzzing bass-y pus...

 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Burly Herd – “Meso Life”

“Meso Life” is Burly Herd’s follow-up to last month’s excellent track “Betamax.” A more contemplative and lush showing from the London-based four-piece, “Meso Life” explores ̶...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Flashes – “Folki”

Channeling a mellow dream-pop sound reminiscent of The Radio Dept., English five-piece Flashes impress with serene sounds and a twilight-friendly glow on new track “Folki.” Representing the first of several new sing...

 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Mirror Trash – “Vacancies”

“Vacancies” is a jangly slice of dream-pop from Mirror Trash’s new EP, Reform (streaming below). The vocals assume a yearning, nocturnal presence as the guitars steadily expand from quaint bedroom-pop jangles ...
 
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Dream People – “Forever, Too Long”

“Forever, Too Long” rides on nocturnal synth pads and yearning vocals in establishing an intriguing atmospheric pull. The vocals retain a defeated sense of nonchalance, until a glimmer of effervescence emerges aroun...

 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

General Procedures – “Dance in Silence”

General Procedures, the project of Swedish multi-instrumentalist Erik Ceder, uses an array of guitars and light electronic flourishes to craft a dreamily engrossing feel on new track “Dance in Silence.” Aestheticall...
 
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Bodywash – “Eye to Eye”

Bodywash have proven very capable at crafting moody, consuming soundscapes in the past, from their cover of The Beach Boys’ “All I Wanna Do” to their 2016 track “Nothing At All.” The Montreal act c...

 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Premiere: Burly Herd – “Betamax”

London quartet Burly Herd kicks off a series of upcoming releases with the excellent track “Betamax.” Fluid, dreamy guitar tones establish an entrancing soundscape, as lush synths and bass assume prominence when the...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Sea Salt – “Frames”

Sea Salt is the project of Seattle-based artist Kurt Roy, who employs an engaging dream-pop aesthetic that rides on tranquil guitars and serene vocals, reminiscent of Wild Nothing. The first 17 seconds show this expansive dream...