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video: Sofie Winterson – Dreams


If you missed the stellar new EP from Amsterdam's Sofie Winterson that we premiered earlier this week, this lovely video for the title track is a good place to start. Directed by Bear Damen. Dreams is out now on Magnetron...

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premiere: hear the dreamy new EP from Amsterdam artist Sofie Winterson


Dreams is the beautiful new 3-song EP from Amsterdam synth-pop artist Sofie Winterson, out tomorrow on Dutch label Magnetron. Lasting just over 10 minutes and starting with the lovely, glimmering title track, the whole thing is a graceful, fleeting, achingly melancholy affair, but I feel like the low-key standout here is the bittersweet "I Only Wanted You", which sounds a bit like a gentler, sweeter, more unabashedly romantic version of some of the Knife's earliest jams:

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album premiere: listen to Jib Kidder’s dreamlike Teaspoon to the Ocean


We're psyched to debut the expansive, poignant new LP from Jib Kidder (née Sean Schuster-Craig), A Teaspoon to the Ocean. Schuster-Craig covers much varied and wonderfully strange ground over the album's 11 tracks, creating a vivid, dreamlike landscape -- see the complementary animations below -- best navigated while reading his very personal and insightful self-written album bio, which covers everything from his early experiences with collage/sampling, to his time spent at the University of Michigan with Julia Holter (who appears on the lovely, lilting acid-country jam "Appetites") and Laurel Halo, to his "dark years", and the intense relationship/fascination with dreams that informs his unique musical style...

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mp3: Jesse Ruins – “Laura Is Fading”


"Laura is Fading" is the dreamlike first single from Tokyo's Jesse Ruins' debut LP A Film, out May 21 via Lefse Records.

premiere: Valentina – “Ladders”


"Ladders" is the gorgeously billowing, dreamlike, Ben Esser-produced new single from English/Italian pop artist Valentina, who's probably still best known for her perfect collaboration with Hot Chip's Joe Goddard...

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mp3: Dream Koala – “Ocean”


If Flying Lotus was Toro Y Moi he would be Dream Koala if that makes sense

— ¡Toast! (@RapGameMaxFisch) January 25, 2013

...not sure that does make sense and if you want to be dismissive of this kid because he's called Dream Koala in 2013 that's understandable, but this soothing new song from the young Parisian producer is a remarkably warm and tasteful navigation of dreamy guitar-pop and hypnotic bass music that demonstrates a ton of promise for an 18-year-old kid. He a...

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video: Taken By Trees – “Dreams”


Have we mentioned that Victoria Bergsman and her band will be in Dallas this weekend for GvsB II? Other Worlds is out October 2 on Secretly Canadian.


mp3: Taken By Trees – “Dreams”


Here's the first full track to surface from Victoria Bergsman's lovely new Taken By Trees full-length, Other Worlds, and incidentally, the third beautiful song we've posted this week with "dreams" in the title...

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