Tag Archives: dream pop

Sounds of Self-Isolation Define Das Kope’s Debut LP, Where I Live

For anyone who was concerned that the stay-at-home order would dampen the sound of summer, worry no more. The Brazil-born, LA-based musician Das Kope has been steadily releasing sunny shoegaze singles since 2018; his contributions on guitar alone are entrancing. Now we finally see the release of his debut full-length album, Where I Live, a […]

Monogem Releases ‘So Many Ways,’ A Tribute To The Kaleidoscope of Love

An ode to the many faces of love, Monogem‘s ‘So Many Ways’ comes floating in on an inspiring, dream-pop wave. The single is accompanied by a sensual music video featuring different couples, as well as a collection of clips of them describing what love means to them. What is love? You tell us: Monogem’s gentle […]

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Lower Dens Announce The Competition LP Alongside Pleading New Single, “I Drive”

Lower Dens is a reliably erratic band. Its danceable indie pop sound has propelled the act for the past nine years, and now the Baltimore-based artist is gearing up for another album release; The Competition is his latest effort, due out September 6th on Ribbon. New single “I Drive” is just as fun as any […]

Hot Artist Alert: Arqestry — lo-fi pop for the soul

Cozy up to Arqestry’s new single “Beaches” Up-and-coming producer / singer-songwriter, Arqestry has premiered a sexy space jam titled “Beaches.” Written, recorded, and produced by Arqestry, “Beaches” takes you on a smooth ride full of lush atmospherics, delicate whispers and a plethora of synth sonics. It’s the kind of song you want soundtracking a chill […]

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Wild Nothing at the Regent
Wild Nothing’s Return to the Stage at the Regent was a Riotous Celebration

Even for a Friday night, on October 27th the Regent buzzed with heavy anticipation. The venue filled quickly as the show started, which bottlenecked the entrance and caused a line that stretched well past the cafe next door. Fans of Wild Nothing and Men I Trust sold out the show about a month ahead of […]

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Prove Your Devotion with Empress Of’s New Single “Love For Me”

A few years ago, LA native Lorely Rodriguez, also known as Empress Of, released her debut record to indie acclaim. In the time since, it seems as though she has been constantly working on new material, putting out a couple of bold solo tracks and collaborating with Blood Orange (whom she recently opened for at […]

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Premiere: Sikemor Remain Upright With a “Leg To Stand On”

Seeking success too often feels like a desperate bid for attention. This is especially true in this day and age, when impressions and clicks determine who breaks through and who wallows in obscurity. Local indie rockers Sikemor grapple with this, expressing the conflict in their brand new single, “Leg To Stand On,” premiering exclusively below. […]

Oddnesse Reveal Cathartic New Single, “I Used To”

Oddnesse has revealed a new single, attaining a blissful catharsis on “I Used To.” The track delivers that serene dreampop vibe we’ve come to love from the local duo. This is their newest single since “Are You Down,” with both tracks pointing to a new release on the horizon. (Probably not an LP, per our […]

Hot Band Alert: Entering the World of Oddnesse

It’s hard to imagine the world without constant turmoil, isn’t it? Last week was a doozy given all the natural disasters, from hurricanes to wildfires to an earthquake that should give every Angeleno some cause for concern. Art is a healthy distraction. Songs can transport you to another world, or rather connect you through a […]

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Daughter delivers aural bliss at the Wiltern, Alexandra Savior spellbinds as opening act

The Wiltern hosted a warm evening of dream pop/folk on Wednesday. It’s never a dull show when European trio Daughter are in the building. The attendees anxiously stood waiting for our hump day treat, with a lovely opening by rising star Alexandra Savior. Originally from Portland, but now repping Los Angeles, the dreamy vocalist casted a […]

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