Entries in Dream Pop (11)
Genre: Dream Pop
Tracks 1, 2 and 4 are amazing! And yes Love Inks, I wanna fall in love. Sounds a bit like Beach House meets Summer Camp. ENjO¡
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This song just feels like Sunday to me. "Always /Never" is a calming little lo-fi dream pop song from Teen Daze side project. They have announced the forthcoming release of a new LP Afterlife, out March 20th on the their Bandcamp page. ENjO! the sweet sounds of Sunday.
Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally both gave a yinyang cake to a friend for a birthday 6 year ago, at that exact moment they realized they were like that yinyang for each other, musically speaking.
In 2010, Beach House released Teen Dream. After listening to it hundreds of times, Beach House became the yin to my yang. I heard last week that they would be releasing a new album entitled Bloom on May 15th. Knowing this brings me more joy than you can possibly imagine. And then late last night via Facebook, I see that they have released their first single "Myth". I literally jumped out of bed and turned on my computer to listen to it. It doesn't disappoint. Nobody but Beach House knows how to tear me apart, uplift, inspire, etc., etc. Teen Dream has become my favorite album of ALL TIME!! ENjO! the new song as we patiently await May 15th.
In a recent interview with NME, they said this about the upcoming record:
According to Alex Scally, one half of the group, Bloom – co-produced by Chris Coady, who worked on the most recent albums by Cold Cave and Gang Gang Dance – will be “their own Pet Sounds or Disintegration, not in sound, but as something which feels like a definitive statement.”
“I could make the pop music I hear on the radio”, Scally continues. “Victoria [Legrand, Beach House vocalist] has a great voice – we could easily churn out a Rihanna hit. It would take about 15 minutes. And then she’d just have to wear no clothes and I’d have to get a tattoo or something or something, and then the next thing we’re huge for, like, five minutes. But if that was going to be our course, it would’ve happened a long time ago.”
Back to the new album, Scally compares it to “a huge crystal, spinning in a cave withStar Wars figurines.” God knows. Victoria Legrand’s description of Bloom is a little more straight-forward: when pushed on the record’s lyrical themes and subject matter, she brings up “Death, loss of innocence… As we’ve got older and evolved, it’s normal that there would be darker themes. But there’s lightness. It’s not all dark.” - NME
I made this collage at work today. I google image searched "creepy vans" and found this long pink one with the Barbie logo on it. Next I Photoshoped out the text and then printed it and cut it out. I then designed the type and did a marker transfer of the text onto the van. Creepy van times 10. How does this fit the post? Somebody out there might have a "Real Fantasy" about used wigs being sold from a van. Not mine by the way...I have a horrible fear of wigs, especially the used, low $ variety. "Real Fantasy" is off the new 7" by Yalls. This song has an incredible groove that kicks in at the 1:14 mark. Short and oh so sweet. ENjO!
Smooth, sad, and mournful jam. Can you both mourn and jam simultaneously? There's a symphony feel that bookends it and sets it apart from it's Mournful-Jam (TM) peers.
A cross between a slow R&B jam and Sarah Mclachlan for a new generation.
This song makes me want to sit at Jones Beach, waiting for summer. - Valerie
ps. I think the dude from Milosh is the singer.
"New Ordinay" is a song I was saving for the Jan. mix, but I just had to share it. I have fond memories of my first summer in Brooklyn, NY. My first bike ride out to Fort Tilden beach was pretty magical. I grew up in Idaho and being near the ocean was a rare treat. I think I had been to the beach a total of 5 other times. Everything aout this song reminds me of that trip.
Day Joy is Michael Serrin and Peter Michael Perceval. Day Joys music began from friendship and humble beginnings writing on the porch late at night in dreamy Orlando, FL. It moved into the living room where it has developed into the lush and layered recordings you hear now with the help of some modest recording equipment and a little bit of liquor.
This song sounds like a big departure from their last album Gemini. "Nowhere" is the A-Side to the two-track 7″ single. They also have a full length LP in the works for sometime this year. Hopefully some of the new material will live up to the greatness of their song "Chinatown".
Side note, love the 7" artwork. It looks like the work of Ben Wilkerson, who has done album covers for Grizzly Bear, Canon Blue, Rogue Wave and Holiday Shores to only name a few. Just a guess. ENjO!