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”

Wesley Jensen – “Everything”

Upbeat key work in the intro immediately grabs your ear and quirky, vibrant vocals make it hard to pull away from Wesley Jensen's new single "Everything". His '60s inspired pop melodies are fluid, yet heavy in introspection. The transition at 2:14 is a dreamlike state and its subsequent build reminds strongly of early Arcade Fire. … Continue reading Wesley Jensen – “Everything”

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”

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”

Bobby Baritone – “Shaving Private Ryan”

You know a track is worth a listen when its title is a pun and Bobby Baritone's "Shaving Private Ryan" is no exception. Angsty lyrics are offset by a chilled out guitar propelled progression, complete with a strong drive toward the track's finale. Captivating and emotive vocals guide you through a ballad you'll want to … Continue reading Bobby Baritone – “Shaving Private Ryan”

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”

Stello – “Even If I Don’t

Stello's sultry and creamy vocal melody glides effortlessly in an entrancing embrace on "Even If I Don't". Laid back drums give the track its easy to get lost in pacing. Just when you think you're hovering toward the end of the soundscape's eclipse a striking synth solo at 2:35 lovingly jars the track back to … Continue reading Stello – “Even If I Don’t

pkwy – “Come On Baby, Let’s Go”

  If you've ever lived in a big city, you likely know the gritty hopelessness of feeling like a lost soul. L.A. born and raised, pkwy's "Come On Baby, Let's Go" is drenched in a distinctive dreamlike lo-fi atmosphere. Screw up that audition that was supposed to be your big break? Lose your job? Just … Continue reading pkwy – “Come On Baby, Let’s Go”

Bed Scene – “Easy On The Eyes”

Hovering between washed out indie rock melodies and intoxicating psych-dream-pop atmospheres lies Bed Scene's "Easy On The Eyes". Meandering guitar flourishes and lush key work guide you through a soundscape rich in hazy vibes and contemplation. Soft flowing vocals make "Easy On The Eyes" even easier on the ears.   Listen if you like: Toro … Continue reading Bed Scene – “Easy On The Eyes”