dreamy indie pop

Artist: 
Froth
Label: 
Witchita

This is Froth’s third release and right of the bat they have scaled down from their noisy, garage pop to a sound that is beautiful, light and filled with charm. The downtempo songs feature dreamy vocals while the guitars and synth add a shoegaze, psychedelic feel to the songs on the album.  Each song adds a different tone to the album while still sounding cohesive. This album was suprisingly really good and I highly recommend you check it out!

Sounds Like: 
Cheetahs
Sounds Like: 
Dinosaur Jr.
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
03/08/2017
Artist: 
Overloard
Label: 
Storm Tower Records

 Pump Up, Progressive, Indie Pop jams flow out of this album. Overlord is an indie -pop, dreamy indie band from Brooklyn New York. This is their second album and it seems to be a clear ripening and honing of their sound. Which is upbeat, fast passed, satirical new modern indie twists on old psychedelic rock, indie dream pop, boy band. With almost beatles inspired lyrics and melodies this album is quite delightful to the ear palette. The whole album generally has a similar sound although tracks 5 and 6 have a particularily lovely uprising guitar rifts and build of momentum and sound.

Sounds Like: 
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Sounds Like: 
Vampire Weekend
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
10/05/2016
Artist: 
Emerson
Label: 
Bellwether Record Company

LA-based psych-pop band, Emerson Star’s Great Escaper EP begins with the song similarly titled. “Great Escaper” embodies the psychedelic, pop sound that the entire album focuses in on. Most of the lyrics are repetitive but the vocals and instrumental are the main products of the EP. The harmonies make themselves known rather than hide in the background like most songs do, producing the variegated and mind-bending feeling to the song. With distorted guitars, sometimes even off pitch, it has a personal vibe to it even without too many lyrics.

Sounds Like: 
Tame Impala
Sounds Like: 
Mac Demarco
Sounds Like: 
Real Estate
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
10/04/2016
Artist: 
VÉRITÉ
Label: 
Self-released

This is the first that I have heard of this artist but I actually really liked it. the lyrics are fairly melancholic, but each beat is dancey and catchy. It feels like a dark Saturday night, towards the end of the evening when you're feeling the beats at the club but the person you've been looking at all night just left with someone else so you feel a little crazy and you'll probably end up settling for someone else but for now you feel the beat a little more until you leave in the rain with that stranger.

Sounds Like: 
Ryn Weaver
Sounds Like: 
BØRNS
Name: 
Andrea Lipp
Date Reviewed: 
05/05/2016
Artist: 
Coasts
Label: 
Capitol Records

I love Coasts, I have been following them since they started releasing singles in 2011. They're from Bristol, England but they sound like the 1975 went to the west coast. They have been praised by major stations and magazines for their understated indie pop but BBC Radio and asked to play at Coachella and Leeds Festival. They have a distinct sound that falls somewhere between the 1975 and Bastille with a sprinkle of the Griswalds, but because of that their songs all have a similar feel to them.

Sounds Like: 
The Griswolds
Sounds Like: 
The Colourists
Name: 
Payton Wells
Date Reviewed: 
01/26/2016
Artist: 
Sean Nicholas Savage
Label: 
Arbutus Records

Back again in falsetto is Sean Nicholas Savage with Other Death.  Much like his previous albums, Other Death features a romantic edginess making you feel like you’re listening to Michael Jackson in a dark alley.  Savage beautifully twists pop and r’n’b music into a bizarre genre that you will find yourself humming along to and slightly creeped out by.  While remaining the lo-fi feel, Other Death is Savage's most professional and best work.  Also notable that TOPS and Nite Jewel appear on the album. 

Sounds Like: 
Weird Michael Jackson
Sounds Like: 
Mac Demarco
Name: 
Kyle Lough
Date Reviewed: 
09/23/2015
Artist: 
Alex G
Label: 
Domino

In his newest album, Alex G (full name Alex Giannascoli) upholds and even advances his lo-fi dreamy pop prowess. For fans of his last album, DSU, this one will bring no disappointment – songs like “Bug”, “Kicker”, and “Ready” are highly reminiscent of his previous work. However, the album is in no way limited in that respect, and I’d actually say Beach Music diversifies Giannascoli’s sound more than DSU or any of his previous releases ever have.

Sounds Like: 
Beach House
Sounds Like: 
Elvis Depressedly
Sounds Like: 
Elliot Smith
Name: 
Leo Hamerlynck
Date Reviewed: