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Moon Loves Honey – “Before I Crash”

Danish dream-rock act Moon Loves Honey craft a gorgeous sound, led by the dual-attack vocals of Jeppe Dengsø and Stine Drejer, who harmonize beautifully throughout stunning track “Before I Crash”. It’s a subtle combination, one that works perfectly. The track demonstrates the band’s arsenal well,

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PolyAnna – “Alien Baby”

PolyAnna was formed in Brooklyn, NY in the winter of 2016 by two bedroom producers, Austin Emerson and Samir Dahmani. Their debut album Known: Unknown was recorded during the summer of 2016 using now-obsolete equipment. The last track off that release, “Alien Baby”, is a

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HYLA – “Swam Out”

Hailing from Perth, Australia, HYLA are a quartet with a crisp and accessible take on dream-pop. Their submerged layers of guitar and placid vocals resemble shoegaze to an extent, though with a more pop-driven shine also relatively reminiscent of shaggy Brit-pop. It’s a hybrid that

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Bolinas – “Vacation”

In a seemingly never-ending winter, Bolinas’ “Vacation” is a track that should sweep you away to warmer, more pastoral pastures. The dream-pop quartet showcases some supremely serene vibes here, with lush atmospherics reminiscent of their “’80s and ’90s U.K. forebearers” in the lush vocal nonchalance

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Ryan Summers – ‘F51.01’

We featured Summers’ previous project, Midwest Soul Xchange, in the past with the track “Roots“. That effort featured an up-front dual vocal approach, showing calm retrospection amidst an energetic chorus. With that in mind, his new ambient direction comes as a bit of a surprise, though

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A Thousand Hours – “Moments”

A Thousand Hours are a deeply atmospheric act from Alaska, who refer to their sound aptly as a mixture of slowcore and dream-pop, citing acts like Red House Painters, Low, Cocteau Twins, and Slowdive as some inspirations. There is also a hypnotic pull of post-punk

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Memoryy – “Running”

“Turn It Up” provided our first look at Memoryy’s upcoming album Skeletons a few weeks back, and now we’re being treated to another preview with the track “Running”. This one is similarly fun and danceable, with a highly addictive hook touting an ’80s synth-pop spirit with

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Young Earth – “Got A Secret”

“Got A Secret” is a fun, peppy rocker from Young Earth, a group out of Dublin that specializes in both bouncy rock/pop tracks (like this one) and more atmospheric finishings, all with an emphasis on enjoyable hooks and anthemic choruses. Although not defying any sort

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The Pulltops – “Destination” (Silent Underground Mix)

Fans of vintage power-pop and album-rock will likely find a soft spot for Milwaukee-based project The Pulltops, who are celebrating their 15th anniversary with the release of “Destination”, an upbeat and driving, yet dark and moody alternative power-pop effort. This recently released re-touching was mixed

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Maryama – “Where the Mermaids Are”

Thoroughly hypnotic and haunting, “Where the Mermaids Are” is a beautifully atmospheric builder from Iranian-American (currently based out of Los Angeles) pop/crossover artist Maryama. The track journeys from a relatively sparse beginning, with wordless vocal croons and a tribal-like rhythm procession over jazzy piano flourishes.

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Premiere: Mushroom People – “Time Lapse”

Mushroom People is a brotherly duo that crafts engaging pop music, reminiscent in tone to the colorful work of Future Islands. The two brothers, Dean and Dustin Bremerich, formerly played in rock bands before a fascination with electronic music arose as well. They formed Mushroom

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