After a relentless handful of months, I’m desperately trying to slow things down today. To simply be in the moment without a care, move at my own pace, and pretend time is standing still.
Of course I could be ticking off of my to-do list, answering some emails..a grocery trip wouldn’t hurt either, I think the dog food is low. But I think I’ll just remain here for right now, listening to one of my new favorite collaborations, Peals.
Grab two songs off of their recently released album, Walking Field, which is 8-tracks of delightful meditative music. Be sure to stream the rest on their official site.
Atmospheric and incredibly spatial, Porcelain Raft’s instrumentals take our ears and mind far beyond average reach. The textures and layers alone really take hold of your attention but what I’m really impressed with is the sort of orchestrated sound, the ebb and flow of each track from start to finish.
Intro song, “Playground,” starts off momentous then dropping us right into, “Off Track,” which plays well behind headphones with flickering heavy tones and thick synthesizers. I really enjoy the entire mood of the EP and its listenability. Stream the entire thing below and be sure to check out more of his work here.
I’m a big sucker for bedroom projects. I love the DIY nature, the spirit behind actually producing something whether you have support or not. So, it was really no surprise how much I dug Observer Drift immediately when his music landed in my inbox about a year ago.
Full of honest and emotive content that added another depth to his already dreamy synths and oscillating tones – Collin Ward really took hold of his own sound. With a new album titled, Fjords, due out May 31st, I’m excited to see if the Minnesota artist will take a plunge in a different direction or hone up on his already phenomenal dream-pop sound.
Stay tuned via Facebook and grab his latest single, a stripped down version of “Warm Waves” off ofCorridors.
So simple and yet so underrated. Philadelphia’s Dangerous Ponies do a damn good job at creating effortless indie rock.
With plenty of lo-fi fuzz, jangly guitar riffs, and dual boy/girl vocals – my ears are completely satisfied. Listen to the band’s latest little 4-track teaser of an EP titled Tenderheart, which is even available on 7”.
I could play the title track over and over and over again.
Ah lo-fi, you always win me over. Jangly riffs, crunchy guitars and those great loud/soft vocals just really do it for me.
In celebration of The N’ere Dowells releasing their forthcoming LP, check out their latest single, “I Won’t.” It’s got a perfect sunny vibe for these longer and slightly warmer days. I’m excited for these Brooklyn boys to get a full length out there and their newest single proves once again that they’re here to stay.
I’m hearing a lot of Oberhofer in this one, and I absolutely love it.
The first time that I heard of Alvin & Lyleit was through their Luxembourg counter-parts, Sun Glitters. I was pretty much instantly drawn to their dream-pop blend of chillwave synths, lo-fi vocals, and an ever present electronic beat when I listened to last year’s release, Summer Dreams.
It’s good to see the group still working hard to carve out their own sound in today’s world of music. Alvin & Lyle have recently announced the release date for their upcoming EP, Sounds, due out March 26th. Their first single, “Winter’s Tale,”is an oscillating downtempo track that slowly builds and builds, leaving you with many repeated listens soon thereafter.
There’s just something so calculatedly right about the High High’s delicate, lo-fi sound. Light grouped vocals, a thumping bass line, and easy nu-wave guitar melodies are at the core of their newest single, “In A Dream,”from their recently released LP, Open Season. It’s just so clean, I absolutely dig it.
March 19- Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
March 20- New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
March 21- Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 23- Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
March 24- Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
March 25- Montreal, QC Salla Rossa
March 27- Toronto, ON Wrong Bar
March 29- Columbus, OH The Basement
March 30- Chicago, IL Schuba’s
March 31- Madison, WI The Frequency
April 1- Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Apr 3- Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
April 5- Vancouver, BC Biltmore
April 6- Seattle, WA Barboza
April 7- Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
April 10- Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre
Dreamy, lush electronica seems something that Sterile Cuckoohas got down. He places his delicate vocals deep within the glittering synths, giving off a hazy, ethereal vibe.
In his latest piece of work, The Adventure Park, we’re taken through surreal melodies that are perfect for the headphones. I love the pop elements in “Miracle Love Atlas” but, I also really enjoy when he slows things down like in track, “July, July.
Listen below for yourself and keep an eye on him via Soundcloud.
A dusty, barren landscape surrounded by panoramic mountain ranges, plenty of denim and the perfect amount of cuteness all in one single music video – that’s pretty impressive.
Houses‘ newest single,“The Beauty Surrounds,” is a methodical and churning track that builds layers upon layers. I especially love Dexter’s vocals in the foreground while Megan’s are much more ethereal, in a supporting yet contrasting way. Off of their upcoming album, A Quiet Darkness, due out April 16th, be sure to stay tuned via their Facebook page or Soundcloud for the latest news.
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