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 […]

The Bandcamp Guide to Ride

I’m certain I’ve read more than one features where various members of Ride have offered their thoughts on various entries of their back catalog, but this one by Bandcamp is notable because it’s new, having been published just a couple weeks ago, and features commentary from all four band members. And as a bonus, it […]

Ride / Waves

Back catalog reissues from Ride have come over the past years in drips and drabs – Nowhere was re-pressed on wax in 2010 and 2015, Going Blank Again in 2012, and all as limited editions – but today marks the first widely-available, multi-title reissue campaign for the band. The band’s first four EPs – Ride, […]

DIIV – “Doused”

So about a decade ago there was a big sort of shoegaze/dreampop renaissance and a bunch of new bands showed up with Fender offset guitars and loads of chorus and delay pedals on hand and, for the most part, because I’m a contrary bastard, I had no time for any of it even though – […]