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Cuesta Loeb – “Grass It Grows”

“Grass It Grows” is an invigorating single off Cuesta Loeb’s debut EP, Dive. With lyrics emphasizing the need to let things occur naturally and without force, the tranquil vocals begin with “Let me be / ...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Softcore Villain – “Red 40”

Austin-based act Softcore Villain released their debut EP, Good Intentions, this past February, showcasing a very fluid sound seeped in dark post-punk and alt-rock influences. Comprised of experienced musicians from various par...

 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Bolinas – “Vacation”

In a seemingly never-ending winter, Bolinas’ “Vacation” is a track that should sweep you away to warmer, more pastoral pastures. The dream-pop quartet showcases some supremely serene vibes here, with lush atmo...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

HYLA – “Swam Out”

Hailing from Perth, Australia, HYLA are a quartet with a crisp and accessible take on dream-pop. Their submerged layers of guitar and placid vocals resemble shoegaze to an extent, though with a more pop-driven shine also relati...

 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

A Thousand Hours – “Moments”

A Thousand Hours are a deeply atmospheric act from Alaska, who refer to their sound aptly as a mixture of slowcore and dream-pop, citing acts like Red House Painters, Low, Cocteau Twins, and Slowdive as some inspirations. There...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Low Weather – “Optimistic”

Optimistic by Low Weather Based out of St. Louis, Low Weather is a four-piece whose new track “Optimistic” projects an engaging sound that’s relatively reminiscent of Interpol’s more accessible efforts. ...

 
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Imperial Manor – “Birthday”

“Birthday” is a hazy ride through murky psych-rock, where Ari Shellist’s dazed vocals work seamlessly around steady percussion, a lush bass line, and psychedelic guitar workings. The whole effort has a ceasele...
 
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Venn – “Surreal”

DC-based rockers Venn introduced themselves last year with a captivating cover of Slowdive’s “Alison” (below), serving as a tasteful preview of their stylistic leanings, that being shoegaze-y and textural rock...

 
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Blushing – “Tether”

“Tether” is an excellent piece of songwriting from Austin-based Blushing, who interweave elements of dream-pop and post-punk for very nice results. The track touts a nice structural particularly in verse to chorus; ...
 
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Slowcoaching – “Training Wheels”

Slowcoaching’s “Night Fiction” was one of my favorite tracks from 2016 (and will be one of many tracks appearing on our Spotify best-of playlist coming in a week or so); it reminded of Wild Nothing’s post-punk...