Friday, February 7, 2020
Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes are Siri Sjoberg, Tilde Hansen, Elias Mahfoud, and Edvin Arleskar. "Set Me Free" and Sweetie are released via Rama Lama Records.
Various links for "Set Me Free"
Bandcamp for Sweetie
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Snowy Band consists of Liam Halliwell (vocals/guitar/others), Emma Russack (vocals/guitar), Nathalie Pavlovic (vocals/bass), and Dylan Young (vocals/drums).
Spotify link for song
Bandcamp for Audio Commentary
Some of the most delightful music we have heard in our lives is the creation of The Radio Dept. The Swedish duo consisting of Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg have refined the musical textbook for melancholy, bittersweet dreampop. Thus, any news about forthcoming music from the band is welcome, and today we bring you a triple header. First, the band has released the lovely new "The Absence of Birds" (with an accompanying remix), deftly sketching a block party with a parallel focus on the narrator focusing on an absent person. Second, on March 27 the band will reissue their sophomore album, Pet Grief. And third, and of special interest to US fans, The Radio Dept. will be touring with fellow Swedish band Hater in North America in April and May.
Just So! (label)
Just So! (label)
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The band boasts a large sweet spot spanning jangle pop, powerpop, '60s guitar pop, and early '70s California country rock. Sometimes we thought we were listening to Teenage Fanclub, and other times Buffalo Springfield or one of our other favorites. But at all times we were entertained. Although the members of The Late Pioneers have other musical projects, they mesh together seamlessly and offer tightly constructed and sincere music that hits our pleasure spots in just the right way. One run through this album and all the songs sounded like old friends that we have turned to for years.
The Late Pioneers are Nathan McGahern, Peter McNicholl, Craig Sumner, and Nick Worrall. The album is out now in digital and CD formats.
Bandcamp for The Late Pioneers
Monday, February 3, 2020
If we wanted to illustrate dreamgaze, which obviously is the intersection of dreampop and shoegaze, we probably couldn't find a better example than Empty Parks, the new album by Estonian band Pia Fraus. This is music packed with blissed out vibes and positive energy, briskly paced superbly performed by musicians that have played together for over two decades. Soft harmonies, guitars and synths mesh together to create soundscapes that both sooth and inspire. Grab this album and play it loud while driving through the country. You won't be disappointed.
Pia Fraus are Eve Komp (vocals/synths), Kart Ojavee (synths), Rein Fuks (guitar/vocals/synths/tambourine/shaker/songwriting), Reijo Tagapere (bass), Joosep Volk (drums/percussion), and Kristel Eplik (backing vocals). Empty Parks is out now in digital, vinyl and CD formats via the band's own label, Seksound, and Vinyl Junkie in Japan.
Bandcamp for Empty Parks