dream pop

premiere: Yumi Zouma – Alena

Yumi Zouma came out of nowhere early this year with an EP of softly shimmering, twilit dream-disco that was so pitch-perfect (right down to the cover art; some might even suggest it was 'custom-built' for us) that it almost felt like it was destined to be a fluke, a debut that was surely the result …
mp3: GEMS – Don’t Cry
Washington D.C.'s GEMS follow up their gorgeous recent singles "Medusa" + "Ephemera" with a floating shadow-pop take on a '90s MTV staple, complete with some faithfully re-created cover art. Regardless of how you feel about the original in 2014, I think …
premiere: Fear of Men – “Seer”
Prior to gracing our state for SXSW in March, Brighton's Fear of Men will release the "reverse chronological singles collection" Early Fragments, compiling the very nearly perfect run of singles + b-sides that the band has released on various labels over the last year and a ha…
video premiere: Fear of Men – “Mosaic”
Beautifully shot official video for "Mosaic," the excellent single from one of the best new bands of 2012, London/Brighton's Fear of Men. Shot in a freezing cold church, and directed by Williams & Tardo, with Fear of Men. The limited Mosaic 7" single is out no…
Boy Friend – “Lovedropper”
Here's the dreamy, lovesick a-side from the new single by ex-Sleep ∞ Over members Christa Palazzolo + Sarah Brown, aka Austin's Boy Friend. The Lovedropper 7" drops May 16 on Hell, Yes! Limited to 1000 copies, with the first 300 coming on orange vinyl...