Posts Tagged ‘Dream Pop’

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  2. Angelica-Bring Back Her Head
  3. Sonic Jesus-Sweet Suicide
  4. The Halfways- Not All Are To Be Trusted
  5. John Howard and the Night Mail- Intact & Smiling
  6. Smithereens Featuring Suzanne Vega-In A Lonely Place Without You-Especially For You-Enigma
  7. Violent Femmes-Blister In The Sun-Violent Femmes-Rough Trade
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  9. All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavours-Your Imagination-Turning Into Small-Gern Blandsten
  10. Bobby Hebb-Sunny-Sunny-Phillips
  11. Lena Rios – Eu sou eu, nicuri é o diabo- Soul Braza: Brazilian 60’s & 70’s Soul Psych Vol 1-Nosmoke
  12. Ben Kweller – Wasted & Ready-Sha Sha-ATO
  13. Billy Swan-Don’t Be Cruel- Country Funk Volume II 1967 – 1974-Light In The Attic Records


Last January, I called “Fantasy,” the reverb-drenched second single by Gothenburg natives Wildhart, “a little slice of Scandinavian heaven.” Much the same can be said for the video. Directed by Elvira Varghans and Maja Li Härdelin, the ethereal dreamscape is an oh-so-perfect embodiment of the post-coital haze that inspired “Fantasy” in the first place.

Fantasy is taken from Wildhart´s EP “We Made Up A Dream”

Wild Hart today released its third single “We Made Up A Dream” and in March will be their promised EP. The trio creates melancholic pop, springing from the fallen dreams, poised on the border between hope and despair. The music is restrained and  Ylva Holmedahl ‘s vocals are embedded in a gentle soundscapes, which still features effective and rhythmic drive.

Malka,are a band out of NYC, their press release does a much better job than me of explaining what you are about to listen to.  Malka are a band laying down some sweet psychedelic dreampop….

psych dream-gazers MALKA debut EP The Constant State

New York City-based psychedelic dreampop band MALKA present their debut EP, The Constant State. Recorded at both APT Studio (NYC) and Elohino studio (NJ), mixed by Darko Saric, and mastered at 825 Studios by Grammy Award-winning engineer Butch Jones (Madonna, Talking Heads, Iggy Pop, The Gun Club, B-52s), The Constant State takes listeners on a genre-melding journey, ebbing and flowing through the realms of dreampop, post-rock, nugaze, and psychedelic rock.

The songs are evocative both musically and lyrically, touching on metaphysical, existential and interpersonal subject matter with an honesty that resonates to an emotional core. Their music is a reflection of the triumph and tragedy of the world, compelling us to look deeper into the realms of our consciousness. Malka is trying to stretch the concept of songs to make them sound more like emotional lapses of time.




Lightning Bug started out as a group of best friends. When you hang out that much, I guess you just start making things together. We made music with no real ambition to share it with people, but found ourselves with enough songs for a full-length album. So we self-released “Floaters” at the end of January 2015 and now, we’re here, playing shows, making more music. Still friends, but also a band.


This album has a bit of everything,

There’s some electro pop, folk, classical, ambient – the list goes on. Some beautiful moments – check it out.


ing. There’s some electro pop, folk, classical, ambient – the list goes on. Some beautiful moments – check it out.



The Maheekats belong to the self prescribed “Edgy Haunting Dream Pop“. Clara Bell (guitar/vocal), Craig Casey Camp (bass/drums). Colourful, surreal lyrics, mystical ethos, free yet tight rhythms. The group is currently based in Santa Barbara, CA. The sound of haunting dream rock. The group’s sound is characterized by its surreal lyrics, lush vocals, edgy post–punk, psychedelic and progressive influences and use of sonic experimentation.

Established in 1999, Craig plays drums and bass. Clara plays guitar and sings. They both are dedicated to writing ethereal melodies and poetic lyrics which give the music its unique foundation and soundscape.


Cathedrals who were playing the Neon Gold Showcase at SXSW. The San Francisco based duo consists of members Johnny Hwin and Brodie Jenkins, and they played perfectly moody electro pop tunes from their debut EP (that is awesome, by the way).



“New Born” track is from the same name debut album from Moscow’s Sounds of Sputnik, is a kaleidoscope of reverb-soaked guitar, calculated drums, thick bass, and angular guitars intertwined with ethereal vocals. This is extraordinary noise-pop, with layered harmonies, interlacing synth and distorted guitars. Sounds of Sputnik paired up with Canadian-Ukrainian duo Ummagma to co-write, produce, and record this album, released on UK label Ear to Ear Records on August, 25th, 2014. Ummagma’s Shauna McLarnon and Alexx Kretov both contribute mesmerizing vocals.

This project leans heavily on a shared love of melodic dream pop, post-rock and shoegaze with each member bringing their own influences: aspects of Lush, Curve, My Bloody Valentine and No Joy cleverly blend with Hammock, Jesus & Mary Chain and The Twilight Sad to create remarkable “dream noise”.

Rewind about 12 years ago. Roman, Shauna and Alexx were collaborating a bit until Shauna and Alexx left Russia. After losing contact for an entire decade, the three finally reunited last year and quickly beginning to work on new material.


In the dark, all the colors melt together. In daylight, they are a divine radiance.

Venera 4 is a french multifaceted quartet. Their universe combines several sounds between female voices and shrill guitars; sensuality and strenght. Two boys, two girls, meeting in noisy pop songs with a delicate sense of colors… and darkness


San Francisco electro dream-pop duo Cathedrals fuses music and visual art for a multisensory experience. Singer Brodie Jenkins grew up on a Sonoma county apple orchard and played in a touring family folk band. Multi-instrumentalist Johnny Hwin, meanwhile, grew up on classical music in a Northern California suburb and later toured for a short stint with indie-electro group Blackbird, Blackbird. On their can’t-miss single, “Harlem,” there’s a beautiful balance of Jenkins’ carefully layered vocals and Hwin on the guitar. Although the drums and effects make it seem like the song is heading in one direction, an alarming guitar solo punctuates the confluence of sounds and the listener can’t help but smile at the unexpected deviation. With new videos and songs on the horizon, the fusion of music and art never vanishes as the central theme of their creation



From Brooklyn, New York, comes Wilsen – a band who are trying to push the boundaries of Dream Pop music with their 2012 debut album, ‘Sirens’. The band’s recent move from Boston to the urban-artist’s utopia of Williamsburg and Bushwick seems to have given them a sense of empowerment. In these neighborhoods, where everyone is some sort of combination of artist, musician, hipster, and entrepreneur, But Wilsen has risen to the challenge, and with this self-released debut they mark their territory as disciplined musicians who play simple, beautiful folk music. The group formed at Berklee College Of Music where Tamsin Wilson, who was born in London and raised in Canada, met drummer Dan Drohan, bassist Drew Arndt, and guitarist Johnny Simon Jr. Wilson serves as the group’s evocative vocal centerpiece and songwriter, and together they aim to serenade listeners with their fresh approach to folk-pop. Their sound has been dubbed, “dream folk”, and each song is indeed a musical journey that guides the listener through a different folk fantasy.

This album doesn’t feel run of the mill– it paints rich colors through its explorations in tone, melody, and subtle arrangements. ‘Sirens’ has a wealth of variety that stems from Wilson’s vision. It is the flexibility of her voice and her reach as a songwriter that sets this band apart.