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Premiere: "Alt Det Du Ku" by AyOwA
A dreamy electric charge channels through "Alt Det Du Ku," the latest singe—and music video—from Danish duo AyOwA. There's a balanced power pulsing alongside, driven by moody synths and vocals that are so alluring it becomes easy to forget they...
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Janelle Monae: I Like That With her third LP Dirty Computer set to be released at the end of the month, Janelle Monae keeps dropping new tracks and music videos; heightening the already bubbling anticipation. Following last week's "Pynk" (and its...
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Lykke Li: Hard Rain
In 2015 Swedish singer/songwriter Lykke Li announced she was taking a break from performing and until recently it seemed she had all but retired. After hinting at new music, today she has released two songs from her upcoming album So Sad So Sexy. The...
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Tourist feat. Swim Mountain + Esther Joy: Sleepwalking While dream pop can get a bad rap for being a little too twee at times, this track by Tourist (feat. Swim Mountain + Esther Joy) is a gentle, twinkling example of the genre at its best. The song...
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Tourist feat. Swim Mountain + Esther Joy: Sleepwalking
While dream pop can get a bad rap for being a little too twee at times, this track by Tourist (feat. Swim Mountain + Esther Joy) is a gentle, twinkling example of the genre at its best. The song's name, "Sleepwalking," is a perfect explanation for...
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Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun After playing a show in Detroit this week, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with...
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Beach House: Chariot
From the upcoming album B-Sides And Rarities, dream-pop duo Beach House's "Chariot" is one of the previously unreleased songs from the "Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars" sessions. The Baltimore-based band, which is currently on tour, crafted...
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Premiere: Sleep Party People's "The Missing Steps" Video
Captivation stands as a mark of true, substantial dream pop. More than eerie instrumentation and delicate melodies, musicians working in this genre (and tangentially) must truly capture the listener before taking them inward or upward, to sleep...
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Premiere: Baby Alpaca's "We Belong Together"
Off of this year's vibrant, dreamy Under Water full-length album, "We Belong Together" celebrates love as only LA-based singer/songwriter/musician Baby Alpaca (aka Chris Kittrell) can convey. The thoughtful soundscapes of the track, coupled with...
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Shy Girls: Why I Love From the new Shy Girls (aka Dan Vidmar) album comes the track "Why I Love"—a minimal, dark tune that's balanced out with Vimar's tender vocals. This album version is very different than the acoustic version he performed at downtown...
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Phantogram: Cruel World
The intro to Phantogram's new track "Cruel World" (Sarah Barthel's vocals accompanied only by minimal piano) sounds very different from their usual dark, shimmery and sexy style, but soon the hook delivers what we've come to adore about the NY-based...