Starts off oh-so-perfect-Scandi-pop and develops some fantastic ambience / synthy-ness / wierdness / harmony bigness / sax along the way. Beautiful.
Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018.
"Krissy" - Varsity
Understated, simple and a complete earworm. I especially love the little tempo change.
"Turn Around" - Dungen & Woods
Not new new, but this collaboration from Stockholm's psych-rock outfit Dungen and Brooklyn folk-rockers Woods is free-flowing and pop-ish and still full of interesting corners.
"Breathe In, Breathe Out" - Melody's Echo Chamber
I think the only way to come back after a staggeringly pleasant bank holiday is by deploying some surrealist Gallic indiepop and, luckily for you, Melody Prochet has got you all sorted out.
"To Get Over Only One Side" - The Low Anthem
Gentle, yearning acoustical goodness from the Rhode Island psych-folk crowd.
"Soft Music / Juno Portraits of the Jovian Sky" - of Montreal
Here's some relaxing slightly trippy space-based science fiction therapy pop to kick off your day.
"Prior Things" - Hop Along
There's much to love about this, although I'm particularly partial to the little string arps that decorate the verses.
"Break-Thru" - Dirty Projectors
This "band" (a loose term - Mr. Longstreth seems to get through a lot of musicians) get a lot of love in these parts. This skittish pre-release track with it's filthy-filtered synth bass and annoyingly perky guitar hook has done nothing to change that.