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Monday, Oct 7, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
If you're in need of some serious new dream pop -- and who isn't -- you can scarcely do better than the Stargazer Lilies.

Guitarist/drummer/bassist/producer John Cep and singer/bassist Kim Field have left their previous band of 10 years, Soundpool, and forged out on their own to get a bit more experimental. The Stargazer Lilies possess a truly widescreen, cinematic sound with crescendoes that build cascading waves of sound enveloping your whole body. The music is a bit darker than standard dream pop fare, but that only makes it that much more mesmerizing. Today, we bring you the premiere of “How We Lost” and invite you to enter the Stargazer Lilies’ dreamscape. Stunning. The band’s full album will be releasing 22 October via Graveface Records. Pre-order it here.


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Friday, Oct 4, 2013
Australian singer-songwriter Paul Conrad constructs a full sound drawing from indie and classic rock, topped with a Thom Yorke-esque voice.

“Heresy Baby” is loaded with hooks and heart, while the intrumentation rises to orchestral pop levels and the lyrics feel as right and natural as drinking lemonade in the summertime. Paul Conrad is a songwriter to watch with a very bright future ahead of him. He grew up listening to Roy Orbison and you can hear that in his soaring and sincere vocals.


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Thursday, Oct 3, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Rebecca and Ryan Coseboom (a.k.a. Stripmall Architecture) light up the San Francisco electronic scene with their warm and vibrant synth pop.

“Jetset Friends” sounds like the vast landscapes that the video depicts. It’s an expansive and somewhat dark feel that the video enhances. Stripmall Architecture have a long history on the Bay Area scene with their notable performances and collaborations with the likes of Robin Guthrie and James Lavelle. Check out the stunning visuals on this brand new mini-film.



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Thursday, Oct 3, 2013
Denmark's Fallulah is a fast rising pop diva aiming squarely at Robyn's fanbase and international dancefloors. Watch her take off.

MS MR‘s remix of “Dragon” is a super dancey tune with a memorable hook and charm up the wazoo. Prepare for a bit of boogie. Check out the original stomper too. It’s seriously hot. Fallulah has a big, all-enveloping sound that swallows you whole and you’re happy for it.


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Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
by Emily Hearn
Beguiling singer-songwriter Emily Hearn tells us all about her new EP in her own words.

Below are the inspirations from my life that grew into songs. Each one is a piece of my heart, but I also believe that from time to time you might have felt the same way. So enjoy reading about the roots of these songs, but I would love it even more if they grew to mean something more meaningful in your own life.


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