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”

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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”

Evan Wright – “Something Here is Wrong”

Evan Wright brings us wispy vocals strikingly reminiscent of Elliott Smith. His contemplative warming melodies are paired with minimal acoustic atmospheres rich in texture. With effortlessly crunchy slide guitar grooves and softly ambling drums, "Something Here is Wrong" has a slowly evolving structure that's meditative though not mundane. Listen if you like: Elliott Smith, Girls, … Continue reading Evan Wright – “Something Here is Wrong”