Mint Field / Levitation Sessions

Without question, studio production is a big part of the dream-pop aesthetic – all those reverbs and delays need to be managed with a deft hand – but as Mexican duo Mint Field demonstrate, sometimes stripping things down and playing in a giant outdoor ceremonial square can also yield amazing results. They released their second […]

Daughter – “Be On Your Way”

It’s been five and a half years since the last full-length from Daughter; I’m counting the mostly-instrumental video game soundtrack Music From Before The Storm because I loved it, but if you insist on counting it a discography appendix, it’s been seven years. Either way, it’s not unusually long in this day and age, but […]

Simon Rowe – “Over & Over”

Simon Rowe’s shoegaze and dreampop credentials are unassailable, having been guitarist in both Chapterhouse and Mojave 3, and while it’s been some time since his guitar has been heard from, he’s preparing his solo debut Everybody’s Thinking for release at the very break of the new year, January 4, 2023. The official word on the […]

Warpaint – “Hips”

Last week, Warpaint rolled out another video from Radiate Like This – a strange and compelling clip summed by by director Jim Hosking thusly: ’Hips’ has a scuttling intensity to it. It sounds like someone desperately trying to find something. Or at least that’s what it seemed to me. I listened to it repeatedly and […]