Dreamy synths, airy female vocals, compressed percussion – it’s nothing new but when done right, it sounds incredible. After becoming mildly obsessed with last summer’s release, Camera Shy, I’ve been yearning for new music ever since.
Finally back at it again, listen to the group’s newest single since 2012, “Surrender.”Searing chords and a lush rhythm section is just so nice on the ears. Off of their forthcoming limited edition 7”, be sure to keep this duo on your rader.
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.
With heavy shoegaze tones and textures alongside rough and raw guitars, the group’s effect is an immediate wall of sound for your ears. I can only imagine seeing these guys for a night set with some crazy lights. Although the band’s lineup has changed a number of times, the sound has remained pristine over the years.
With Sweet Heart Sweet Light having been dropped around this time last year, I’m hoping to see if there will be any new material played for this upcoming festival season. Check out the group’s single, “Hey Jane,” below (yes, that is their album artwork) and be sure check out this weird promo site I found.
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.
New York’s REverb Rock is a mixture of many things. He throws beats under ambient electronica, or sometimes he includes Teen Daze/Passion Pit-esque vocals on a track. It completely varies, and I think that’s what I really enjoy most about his new release, Fables.
Fans of anything along the experimental electronic spectrum will enjoy listening through the entire 6-track EP.
Preview Fables below and grab your copy at your own price here.
Warm and fuzzy guitars combined with soft, relaxed vocals immediately make Tearjerker’s latest album, Hiding, a recent and understated favorite of mine.
With the soft plucking and easy strumming in opening track, “Door,” I knew I was settling in for many, many repeated listens. Of course, it’s certainly something I think we’ve all heard before but, the skill is in the craft. These gentleman show off their musicianship in a very subtle style mixing an element of shoegaze and slight psychedelia to their indie-rock sound.
Listen to the 4-track EP below and if you like what you hear, be sure to check out their previously released full-length, Rare, via their bandcamp.
Philadelphia’s own Lockets have certainly released a gem of a debut back in July. Camera Shy is full of lush and dreamy synth pop, female vocals that balance on the ethereal side, and wonderful instrumentation.
Being such a solid debut, Camera Shy, can only serve as a launching pad for this group. With their eclectic and confident sound, I’m excited to see the progression and direction they decide to take next. Listen below and be sure to grab your limited vinyl that’s now available here.
There’s that touch of melancholic shoegaze, a stinging synthesizer, and a fabulous guitar line. I love the lyrics, vocal quality, and ambient instrumentation Carrollshows us in their newest single, “Sticks.” Needless to say, I’m pretty thrilled about this emerging four-piece from Minnesota.
With their EP, Needs, slated for a Winter release – go ahead and download the first single below.
Another wonderful gem waiting to be heard from deep within my inbox.
Guilty Ghosts, the moniker used by Tristan O’Donnell, is highly textured ambient rock that lies more on the lighter end of the spectrum. The droned-guitars layer wonderfully over the rest of his talented production skills. I really dig the entire feel for O’Donnell’s latest release, Trespasser, which feels introspective yet glides from track to track. There’s even some break beats thrown in the mix.
Take a listen below and grab a copy at your own price.