Articles tagged dream pop

20 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

M83: Junk

What connected on a deeper emotional level with Saturday=Youth is replaced by a chasm of wonder: what in good God’s name was the band’s central idea with Junk?

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20 Apr 2016 // 2:04 AM

Lush: Blind Spot

The four songs here announce Lush's return, but they're just a tease.

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13 Apr 2016 // 3:26 PM

MS MR - “Wrong Victory” (Singles Going Steady)

Lizzy Plapinger's voice remains a wonder: nimble, principled, and ragged with the scars of past failures and mistakes.

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Marissa Nadler - “All the Colors of the Dark” (Singles Going Steady)

Somewhere between the dreamy folk-fiction of Joni Mitchell and the cine-pop balladry of Lana Del Ray, "All the Colors in the Dark" is a concentrated swath of emotionally charged atmosphere.

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21 Mar 2016 // 3:30 PM

Bat For Lashes - “In God’s House” (Singles Going Steady)

"In God's House" is Natasha Kahn's most vividly ethereal vocal performance to date

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18 Mar 2016 // 10:30 AM

Charlie Hilton - “Something For Us All” (Singles Going Steady)

"Something For Us All" leaves an impression by turning the agonies of romantic disjuncture into a piece of bouncy, Warholian performance art.

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18 Mar 2016 // 2:05 AM

The Harrow: Silhouettes

The Harrow operates in a universe that may seem familiar but they’ve staked out their own dark sonic territory. Silhouettes is richly cinematic, nuanced and haunted headphone music that rewards repeated listens

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16 Mar 2016 // 12:00 PM

ELVETT - “Everybody Say…” (video) (premiere)

Switzerland's ELVETT intriguingly blend acoustic instruments and mellow electronics via analogue synthesizers to create a mesmerizing soulful pop sound.

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BETS - “Free Tonight” (video) (premiere)

"Free Tonight" is a dream pop wish for the freedom of people doing the good work of political and cultural activism who today are imprisoned in one form or another.

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La Sera: Music for Listening to Music To

Music for Listening to Music To is commendable in its display of sadness within a boxed-in life, speeding through the road before hearing its praise.

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22 Feb 2016 // 3:00 AM

What Kind of Media Game Is Lana Del Rey Playing?

Semioticians must love decoding Del Rey's sophisticated play of metaphor and imagery, which tap into eternal themes of sex, love and violence.

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Emotional: Ahh… The Name Is Emotional, Baby!

Brian Wakefield's Emotional navigate us on an incredibly eclectic musical journey with their latest offering

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School of Seven Bells: SVIIB

SVIIB is the light show to the perfect dream, one where acknowledgements of life's strife become that which makes celebration possible.

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Essaie Pas: Demain est une autre nuit

Canadian synth-wave duo Essaie Pas attempt to tease apart fantasy and reality on their excellent sophomore album, the noirish and seductive Demain est une autre nuit.

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17 Feb 2016 // 5:06 PM

Living Hour: Living Hour

Canadian four-piece Living Hour float onto the scene with this dreamy debut.

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11 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM

Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

Jack Tatum’s third album doesn’t chase new horizons so much as it absorbs their reflection into his fondly familiar dream pop bubble.

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1 Feb 2016 // 3:20 AM

DIIV: Is the Is Are

The Brooklyn-based band seems either unwilling or incapable of taking the artistic steps to make music that isn't just more of what they've done before.

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25 Jan 2016 // 10:50 AM

Laser - ‘Night Driver’ (album stream) (premiere)

Broken Social Scene's Lisa Lobsinger teams up with two other well-known Canadian indie rock musicians and forms the dream-poppy Laser.

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The Anchoress: Confessions of a Romance Novelist

Like the medieval anchoresses from whom the artist takes her stage name, Davies carves out a niche for herself and steadfastly inhabits it.

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Lanterns on the Lake: Beings

If Mad Max were an art house movie, this third album from the UK dream pop outfit would make a great soundtrack.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: 'The Anthropologist'

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"Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.

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