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Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Verandan – “Hideaway”

“Hideaway” marks the first of many singles in 2021 for Verandan, the project of Ville Hopponen (whose former band Cats on Fire was featured here over a decade ago). Jangling guitars and nostalgic synth flourishes ad...
 
Sophisti-Pop
 

Astropark – “Come Round”

“Come Round” is a slice of ’80s pop nostalgia from Astropark, the duo of David Santos and Mike Baber. They met at USC Film School, forming the band There Goes Bill and playing the local Los Angeles club scene ...

 
Sophisti-Pop
 

Julian Dinwoodie – “Madness Over Might”

Flourishing with melodic sophisti-pop charm, “Madness Over Might” is a new track from Julian Dinwoodie. The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter impresses with ever-changing textures throughout, starting with solemn ...
 
Sophisti-Pop
 

Stemin – “Dare”

“Dare” is a dazzling new track from Stemin, featuring an assortment of synths, guitars, and brass throughout its sophisticated vein of pop. Clanging piano and spacey synth adornments comprise a punchy intro. Gliding...

 
Pop
 

Life INC – “Mais Uma Onda”

Supremely melodic and aesthetically consuming with a sophisti-pop glow, “Mais Uma Onda” is a gorgeous new track from pop group Life INC. The project was formed in New York City, comprised of Brazilian producer and b...
 
Dream-Pop + Shoegaze
 

Favours – “Memories”

Reflecting a consuming sound reminiscent of Prefab Sprout and wonderful sophisti-pop, “Memories” is a consuming track out today from Toronto-based duo Favours. The effort precedes their debut LP Made to Wait, out on...

 
Rock
 

Similar Kind – “Too Happy”

Too Happy by Similar Kind Vibrant guitars and playful, reflective keys assemble a quick start to “Too Happy,” a stellar new track from Connecticut-based band Similar Kind. The shimmering instruments evoke a sophisti...
 
Electro-Pop
 

Night Columns – “Experiment In Error”

From Night Columns’ debut self-titled EP, “Experiment In Error” is a stylish and catching success. The contrast between the murky lead’s nonchalance and the backing, more spirited vocal fondly recalls Pr...

 
Electro-Pop
 

Isaac Winemiller – “A Lover’s Haze”

“A Lover’s Haze” is a synth-y jam with fun twists and turns, complements of Isaac Winemiller. The serene vocals and chillwave-friendly tones conjure an initial sound reminiscent of Washed Out. Dance-friendly e...
 
Sophisti-Pop
 

Premiere: Sonamó – “I Walk Through”

“I Walk Through” is a melodic sophisti-pop ballad from Sonamó, one that we’re happy to premiere. The project of Sonamó began in 2010, when Italian singer/songwriter Giuseppe Pinto moved to San Francisco, later...