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Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Premiere: Phantom Handshakes – “Cricket Songs”

Out today, “Cricket Songs” is a hazy gem from Phantom Handshakes, exuding a shimmering and dreamy soundscape. The Brooklyn-based project is a collaboration between Matt Sklar (Exiles) and Federica Tassano (Sooner, M...
 
Psychedelic Pop
 

Arham – “try the other way”

“try the other way” is a hypnotic, psychedelic track from Arham. Dazed vocal layers intermingle with caressing guitar tones, building to a stellar title-referencing hook around 01:45. This particular section soars i...

 
Jazz
 

yuma yamaguchi – “Beautiful Wasted Melody”

A creative fury of brass and brisk rhythms feel alive throughout “Beautiful Wasted Melody,” an inventive track whose aesthetic resembles a hypothetical Matthew Herbert and Ringo Sheena collaboration. The track comes...
 
Electro-Pop
 

ttypes – “For Robert Downey Jr. Pt 1”

“For Robert Downey Jr. Pt 1” is the latest from ttypes, whose 2020 album MOTEL firmly caught my ear with a sound reminiscent of Apples in Stereo. “For Robert Downey Jr. Pt 1” sees the project pursue some...

 
Electro-Pop
 

Millionyoung – “Free”

“Free” is a catching new track from Millionyoung, touting an atmospheric and yearning synth-forward pop sound. Lush vocals and nocturnal synths usher in quaintly, with bouncy additional synths emerging as the vocals...
 
Rock
 

Griffin Novie – “Monologue”

One of many highlights throughout Griffin Novie‘s album Balcony Bliss, the jangly and melodic “Monologue” now comes with a video. The Brooklyn-based artist enlisted director Brendan McKnight for the video, whi...

 
Rock
 

Bad Visuals – “So Broken”

A new track from Bad Visuals, “So Broken” touts enjoyable layers of guitar, which coverge for a shoegaze-friendly textural allure. Vocals accompany in a power-punk/pop spirit. The aesthetic meshes genres from the &#...
 
Pop
 

Gabrielle Ornate – “The March of the Caterpillars”

“The March of the Caterpillars” is a consuming dark pop track from Gabrielle Ornate, its melodic bustling propelled by suave vocals and notable rhythmic pulsations. The vocal expansion around the one-minute mark see...

 
New Wave
 

Soft People – “Heaven” (Talking Heads cover)

“Heaven” is a stylish take on the Talking Heads’ classic, from Soft People, the queer indie pop duo from California comprising of Caleb Nichols and John Metz. First catching my ear with the track “Ramon&...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Moon Beach – “Slow Down”

Dreamy and hypnotic, “Slow Down” is a captivating new track from Moon Beach, a Boston-based group that met on Craigslist .The verses’ lyrics aptly reflect a calling to slow down, playing amidst a relaxed assor...