Stray Fossa – “Bear the Waves”

Stray Fossa's shimmering layers of guitars and washed out vocals blend smoothly together on new track "Bear the Waves". Nonchalant vocal melodies are more interested in hypnotizing rather than surprising. The late, but great gently gliding guitar-driven transition at the 2:40 mark reminds fondly of The War on Drugs. The track unfolds in a measured … Continue reading Stray Fossa – “Bear the Waves”

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Banana Cream – “Pair-o-dice”

"Pair-o-dice" is hazy summer bedroom pop straight from L.A. artist Banana Cream. A soothing bass line lethargically guides you through the track's lush folds and twists. Twinkling guitar locks you in a hypnotic daze. The weightless atmosphere feels like you're cradled in clouds taking you on a euphoric trip. Soft, buttery, milky, "Pair-o-dice" is as … Continue reading Banana Cream – “Pair-o-dice”

Scuba Dvala – “Soy Boy”

  Glistening keys and relaxed guitar progressions help you float through Scuba Dvala's lush soundscape on new track "Soy Boy". Effortlessly melodic vocals hover weightlessly. The soothing synth atmosphere accompanies self-aware, melancholic lyrics that are heavy on herbivore imagery. You don't have to give up meat to enjoy the fluid suaveness of "Soy Boy".   … Continue reading Scuba Dvala – “Soy Boy”

Carter Vail – “Melatonin”

"Melatonin" opens with a lushly calming build that evokes euphoria throughout the 5 minute track. Listening through layers of guitar, low-humming synths, twinkling keys, and subdued vocals is the auditory embodiment of walking through a lively garden on a sunny June afternoon. Carter Vail's melody fills up the soundscape's vast space while not obscuring it's … Continue reading Carter Vail – “Melatonin”

My Ultra Violet – “Islands”

  "Islands" rocks in like a steady and welcome summer breeze. Lead singer, Dexy Valentine's vocals remind fondly of Stevie Nicks': unwavering and warmingly pleasant. Jangly guitar chords and lush vocal layering combine for a dreamy atmosphere invocative of a sharply memorable summer night. The melody is an instantly nostalgic summer anthem that begs you … Continue reading My Ultra Violet – “Islands”

Sleepy Zuhoski – “Daydream”

"Daydream" is a catchy ethereal soundscape with vocals that hover between folk and pop. The mindlessly fluid progression reminds fondly of Weezer's "Island in the Sun" and is the sonic embodiment of the track's lyrics "we should take a trip / and melt away our brains today". Sunny guitar chords and relaxed percussion create an … Continue reading Sleepy Zuhoski – “Daydream”

unfalter – “in your life”

Dallas, Texas graces us with effervescent dream pop talent in Noah Irvin, known musically as unfalter: "unfalter is an experiment conducted entirely in my small apartment. It is the product of roughly 6 months of writing songs while laying down the tracks that eventually became the album that you hear now. It is a brief … Continue reading unfalter – “in your life”