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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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”

Pelicat – “Tell Me I’m Wrong”

Jangly guitars set the stage for suave and effervescent vocals that remind fondly of Little Joy's delightful pop melodies. Pelicat's "Tell Me I'm Wrong" follows a continuous progression that makes way for a lovable fuzz transition at the 2 minute mark. The track is the perfect pick-me-up for a Monday stuck in monotony. Listen if … Continue reading Pelicat – “Tell Me I’m Wrong”

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”

Ari Roar – “Implode”

Softly delivered vocal melodies lovingly hover over calming soundscapes on Ari Roar's new track "Implode". His easy flowing '60s inspired pop atmospheres are so lush, you'll find it hard to escape back to reality. With the majority of his tracks barely hitting the 2 minute mark, you're reminded not to get lost in the heavy … Continue reading Ari Roar – “Implode”

The Tambourine Girls – “Jeanine”

Inviting guitar work and catchy vocals draw you in immediately. The Tambourine Girls' relaxed rambling sound reminds me of the iconic California surf rock bands gracing The O.C. music mixes in the early oughts. Hypnotizingly soft melodies and longing vocals invoke strong nostalgic feelings for past regrets. Cohesive transitions and underhanded angsty lyrics make "Jeanine" … Continue reading The Tambourine Girls – “Jeanine”