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Pleasure Nature – “Always Late”

“Always Late” impresses with a murky rock sound, marked by both delicate dream-pop twangs and darkly invigorating guitar swells. The track, from Pleasure Nature, oozes with atmospheric engrossment. Especially as the...
 
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Great Wave – “Cosmic Bowling”

“Cosmic Bowling” is the latest from Great Wave, the Scranton-based act whose gorgeous track “Sorry, Darling” premiered a year ago. That effort packed a moody, haunting allure with unique appeal. “C...

 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Waves of Dread – “Stars (beach cut)”

A beautifully murky re-imagining of Waves of Dread‘s track “Stars,” released earlier this year, the “(beach cut)” shows the band pursuing a dreamier feeling. “Initially, I wanted the song to ...
 
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bodyofwater – “Luna”

The heartfelt “Luna” is a moody success from bodyofwater, the project of London-based artist and composer Emily Izen Row. Dream-pop and folk components linger aesthetically, the acoustical backing and chasmal rhythm...

 
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Deja Blu – “Barrier”

“Barrier” provides murky, mysterious entrancement; the track is the latest from Deja Blu, an act from Surrey (UK). Cavernous vocals and twinkling distant keys engage throughout the intro. Haunting, ghostly textures ...
 
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Powder Pink & Sweet – “Grey Day”

Wrapped in a dreamy haze, “Grey Day” is a pleasing new track from Powder Pink & Sweet. Textural guitars find a comforting post-punk and shoegaze-friendly demeanor, as the sweeping vocals concoct a warming invit...

 
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Stillehavet – “Gaia”

The gorgeous “Gaia” is a dream-pop success from Stillehavet. The Norwegian act first caught my attention in 2016 with the atmospheric track “Gola Malimbe.” “Gaia” comes from the band’s ...
 
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Jonathan Moonbear – “It’s Not Me”

Jonathan Moonbear‘s excellent “It’s Not Me” mesmerizes with a dreamy psych-rock aesthetic. The track comes via the new album Positive Time + Negative Time =Now. The first half shows a fairly quaint, hypn...

 
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The Mudd – “Esc”

Successfully infusing elements of serene dream-pop, textural shoegaze, and murky post-punk, “Esc” is a winning new track from The Mudd. Based out of Groningen in the Netherlands, The Mudd cite influences such as Rid...
 
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Night Hikes – “Anyway”

First catching my ear last October with dream-pop success “Vera,” Seattle-based duo Night Hikes captivate again, this time with the track “Anyway.” Olivia Godby and Matthew Farrell strut a seamlessly evo...