dream pop

  • Mad Panda: “The Garden Party” – a seamless and blissful daze

    Essex, England based Mad Panda, formed in 2016 is comprised of its two founding members Sid & Zac. The project concerns itself with influences that range from 60’s psychedelia to modern Australian psyche rock. They play all the instruments and record in Zac’s basement, which he calls “TheCave”. After...
  • Sky Lover: “Pipe Dreams” begs for your immersion

    Sky Lover is a music duo consisting of Kevin Calvillo and Nicholas Piwonka from Houston, Texas. Influenced by such wide-ranging artists as Pink Floyd, Gorillaz, Beach Boys, and Frank Ocean,  Sky Lover are working towards mixing dream pop, synthwave, and house music on their upcoming EP which should be...
  • Animate I: “The Love That You Are” – it will lure you in!

    There’s a collective word for this subgenre of music- shoegazer. Reportedly, the name came about because many of the bands had such little stage presence that they didn’t do much beyond playing their instruments and staring at their feet. For Animate I that name feels wrong, at least for...
  • Sean Dalton: “Yuck” slithers its way into the psyche

    Sean Dalton’s is a college kid out of Minneapolis, who has dropped the single entitled “Yuck”. The track is bravely straightforward and authentic, while, Sean Dalton is an unobtrusive post-punk artist, probably too messy to be enjoyed by those that like their pop clean and explainable. But to anyone...
  • Perren Street Parade: “The Looking Glass” will get under your skin…

    Perren Street Parade sound like a well-oiled machine. Not bad for a band that first saw the light in the 80’s, made a 6 track demo, garnered interest from a record company and then parted company for almost 3 decades. Only for former members Colin Read & Peter West...
  • equape: “Around Forever” – a full, rich sound that bursts at all the right times.

    Capturing many varied ears within its breezy, hazy musical web, guitars wash in and out like waves, drums, bass and keyboards creep slowly along, as Pablo intones the beautifully insightful lyrics over the wondrously droning sea of sound. “Around Forever”, the latest album by equape possesses a moving, understated...