dream pop

DIIV Go Deep on ‘Frog in Boiling Water’

DIIV Go Deep on ‘Frog in Boiling Water’

DIIV’s Frog in Boiling Water aspires to be a statement album, reflecting our zeitgeist of right-wing extremism, global conflict, and environmental collapse.

Jackie West Dazzles on the Stunning ‘Close to the Mystery’

Jackie West Dazzles on the Stunning ‘Close to the Mystery’

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Jackie West effortlessly transcends genres and generations on her outstanding debut album, Close to the Mystery.

Poland’s Coals Seek Solace in Relaxing Melancholy on ‘Sanatorium’

Poland’s Coals Seek Solace in Relaxing Melancholy on ‘Sanatorium’

Polish duo Coals always looks for something new in music, and Sanatorium is no different. But in the lyrics and emotions, it’s a return to the past.

Ride Turn Dreamy on New Album ‘Interplay’

Ride Turn Dreamy on New Album ‘Interplay’

Ride continue their second phase with ‘Interplay’, an album full of melodic atmosphere lacking some of the creative yearning heard in their earlier work.

Against All Odds, Laetitia Sadier Is Still ‘Rooting for Love’

Against All Odds, Laetitia Sadier Is Still ‘Rooting for Love’

Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab sees love as a solution for our contemporary ills, whether personal, political, or planetary. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

Pure Bliss on Mall Girl’s Striking New Album ‘Pure Love’

Pure Bliss on Mall Girl’s Striking New Album ‘Pure Love’

Mall Girl are in a category of their own. The art-pop trio possess so much potential, and Pure Love is one of the most exciting releases of the new year.

‘In Ribbons’ Reissue Revisits Experimentation of Pale Saints

‘In Ribbons’ Reissue Revisits Experimentation of Pale Saints

Delayed a year due to Covid, the 30th anniversary re-release of In Ribbons by Pale Saints last October is a reminder of how expansive shoegaze can be.

Cocteau Twins Reissue ‘Four-Calendar Café’ and ‘Milk & Kisses’

Cocteau Twins Reissue ‘Four-Calendar Café’ and ‘Milk & Kisses’

With dream pop in ascendance again, the final two Cocteau Twins albums appear on vinyl in North America for the first time, newly remastered by Robin Guthrie.

The 20 Best Pop Albums of 2023

The 20 Best Pop Albums of 2023

The 20 best pop albums of 2023 radiate with unstoppable playlist power, much-needed sweet escapism, self-reflection, self-criticism, and killer melodies.

The Breeders and Belly Party Like It’s 1993 in San Francisco

The Breeders and Belly Party Like It’s 1993 in San Francisco

The Breeders are touring for the 30-year-anniversary of their breakthrough album Last Splash, playing the alternative rock classic in its entirety each night.

Katie von Schleicher Isn’t Trying to Be Cool

Katie von Schleicher Isn’t Trying to Be Cool

Brooklyn alternative pop artist Katie von Schleicher discusses her brilliant new, dreamy album, and why she allows the freedom to be herself.

Molly Burch’ ‘Daydreamer’ Makes One a Daydream Believer

Molly Burch’ ‘Daydreamer’ Makes One a Daydream Believer

Molly Burch’s Daydreamer succeeds because of its multilevel approach. She has an enchanting voice that can be touching and stoic simultaneously.