Saturday, January 31, 2015

Flower Shops - Mood Rings

Flower Shops is the rose petal echo pop solo project of Chicago based musician William Karmis. He just dropped a first sample of his music, a song called 'Mood Rings', which is full of jangly guitars and blissful synths and was recorded on a Tascam cassette recorder over the end of winterbreak. You can hear/buy the song on Bandcamp or watch an 80's-90's beach youth collage video on Vimeo. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Grave Pool - Through The Skylight

Grave Pool have striked again today, this time with another new track off their upcoming Mnemonics LP on 80s Ladies Records. 'Through The Skylight' is another dream pop gem that will light your days and nights! 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Leave The Planet - Winter Sleep

London based dream pop duo Leave The Planet have just announced the release of their new 7" single 'Winter Sleep' that will be out on Kanine Records February 3rd. The single includes the B-side 'The Night Is Ours' which features vocals by Jack Eden of Brothers In Law. The video for 'Winter Sleep',which was directed by Jack Milwaukee, perfectly captures the band's sparkling, dreamy sound. This is dream pop at its best! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gleemer - No Goodbyes EP

Colorado's Gleemer are back with a new EP. 'No Goodbyes' is about a party that happened at a young college guy's parent's lakehouse. Each song is about a different person that attended. Mingle with them listening to Gleemer's noisy pop tunes and you will not want to say goodbye.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I do not love. - Promises & Crosses

I do not love. is the moniker of Massachusetts based musician Gregory Carl Miller. For more than two years he's been giving us samples of his talent through various mostly digital releases, yet today his long-awaited first physical full-length album came out on French indie label Beko Disques. "Promises & Crosses" is about broken promises, solitude, disappointment and emotional 'crosses' that everyone has to bear sometimes. However, the dynamic synth tunes of all songs remind us that from anything bitter something beautiful may come out in the end. In idnl.'s case it's this album.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Away Days - Best Rebellious

Four-piece dream pop band The Away Days from Instanbul, Turkey have just unveiled their video for 'Best Rebellious' which coincides with the release of their new EP This. Directed by Elif Kalkan, the video perfectly conveys the song's dreamy and melancholic atmosphere. 

Neighbors - Long Time Gone / Young Things

Brooklyn-based songwriter Noah Stitelman and his band of Neighbors already have two EPs and full-length albums under their belt. Their latest album Failure is a powerful combination of energetic synth-pop tunes and impressive vocals that will surely succeed in sweeping you off your feet. Here's some proof: 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lightning in a Twilight Hour - Everyone Talks About The Weather

The name Bobby Wratten should sound familiar to indie pop lovers. Former Field Mice and Trembling Blue Stars member has formed a new project called Lightning in a Twilight Hour and a couple of months ago shared "The Memory Museum", a gift-song for their fans available for free download along with the news of an upcoming album release. This week, "Everyone Talks About The Weather" saw the light. Despite the title suggestion, the song falls short of being ordinary. Instead, it follows the successful recipe of atmospheric pop already known to Wratten's fans. It is just an appetizer from the Slow Changes mini-LP, which will be out February 9th (on 10” transparent vinyl) on Elefant Records.

Monday, January 12, 2015

NEØV - Dominique I

Finnish band NEØV impressed us back in 2013 with their debut album Orange Morning. Today they unveiled the third song off their long-awaited sophomore album Dominique. The band's sound is characterized by ethereal melodies wrapped around layered guitars and dreamy vocals, clearly influenced by the idyllic landscapes of their hometown. The album will be out February 20th on Fullstream and is available to pre-order. Dream away listening to "Dominique I"... 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dear Tracks - Wildflower

Dear Tracks started as a bedroom pop solo project by Matt Messore in the fall of 2014 in Grand Rapids, MI. He later joined forces with Ben Pozniak, Victoria Ovenden and Jake Wiltse and now they are ready for their first release. Their debut EP Wildflower will be out February 23rd on limited 7" vinyl through Track and Field Records, digitally through dizzybird records and Beko Disques as well as on cassette on Citrus City Records. Watch the enchanting video and let the dreamy guitars and vocals of Wildflower blossom in your hearts!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Grave Pool - Mnemonics

We got to know Grave Pool in the spring of 2014 when they published their first track Frost Pockets and an excellent cover of Another Sunny Day's You Should All Be Murdered. It was right then that we knew that a new dream pop genius had been born. Grave Pool appears to be the moniker of a Nashville, TN musician we know little about, such as his love for too much phaser, tape delay, reverb and dinosaurs. A few days ago he came back with the news of his first EP Mnemonics which will be out February 17th on 80s Ladies Records. Here's a lovely video for the title track:

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Talking Bush - Tell Me

Talking Bush is the most recent project by Nikita Bushmanov originating from St. Petersburg, Russia. Having been making music for five years, he is here to take the indiepop world by storm. Tell Me, the first track out of his upcoming EP, perfectly balances between jangly guitars and postpunk melancholy similar to The Smiths'. You can listen to it and download for free or pay what you like here: