Adeptly named “Trouble”, Perfect Families’s latest single brings some high energy into the world of hazy, aquatic dream pop.
HOTELS describes themselves as a dark pop noir collective. Their use of multiple instruments on their latest release, Night Showers, fills the songs with frenzied surf pop vibes and fantastical sounds from another world.
Moon Darling’s strength lies in how the band manages to modernize the genre without losing sight of psych rock’s origins.
Perfect music to daydream to, Jupiter Sprites deliver whimsically melodic tunes with a smooth groovy rhythm. Bright washes of guitar create a perfect soundscape for their haunting and memorable vocals.
The aqueous sounds of SHT GHST are not only music but a haunting. SHT GHST takes the questions and introspection of life and translates it into sound. This beautifully laborious endeavor gives the audience illusions of water and wonderfully cascading melodies.
Like any classic dreamy pop-ballad, the low, lilting tones and airy snyth in “Anenome” make you want to put on a gauzy dress and dance around in the moonlight.
Psychedelic rock trio, Peyote Ugly, have delivered stunning blends of psychedelic rock to lull the listener into dream worlds. Catch them playing at LUFU on March 9th!
Dreamy and lush atmospheric harmonies and soundscapes get swallowed up in swirling delays. This creates a psychedelic landscape that is easily visual in the mind.
With a psychedelic feel, compressed drums, rhythmic 80s style bass, and warm analog synths, You Will Fill My Head will make you head bob with the depressed and obsessed.
Sleeper Strip is the new 3-song EP from Stray Fossa, a 3-piece project out of Charlottesville, VA. Their EP features impressive songwriting techniques filtered through shimmery textures. The end result is a heart-rending blend of garage rock and dream pop.
This is our second coverage of Robb Westlund, an emerging artist from San Francisco. In the same universe of his previous Empaths Anonymous comes LandCaster, a synth pop number with psychedelic tendencies.
Frolic through the gardens of love with this romantic single by The Silent Home. Their single "Lovers in a Garden" is a garagey shanty with jangley guitars, a New Order style beat, and a catchy chorus you’ll put on repeat.
Joe McKee’s “I’ll Be Your Host” is an electro magnetic field that beckons the paranormal to glide under the skin. Float with this disembodied voice into a mystic soundscape of cascading melodies over a saturated acoustic folk delivery.
Dive into a slow motion fall with “Soon Enough,” the picture perfect soundtrack to draining the color out of time. With well-produced luscious sounds, filter sweeps, and tape effects, the style is a simple yet psychedelic groove right out of the moment.
Take a sip of Nikki Moss’ sonic H20 and it’ll take you places.
Mydoom is a first look at Darksoft’s disillusionment with the vast and dark-world of screens, a theme carried throughout the upcoming full-length, Brain.
Drift, the latest single by Lupa J, is an artful, progressive, and confident electronic style. With beautiful vocals over a driving house pulsation, you’ll drift through 4 minutes of this daring track and want more.
“Hot Stuff” feels like I’m lying on my bed alone at night, staring up and zoning out at a single spot, letting the light around it fade into a warm comforting darkness.
Nosebleed carries the thick tones of the guitar and buries the audience, leaving them in a wash of compelling tension and sound.
“What’s The Point” by Thomas Dooley is a playful bedroom-made demo, with swirling synths, dreary vocals, and creative transitions.
Bring out the citar for this one. Teenage Dream by Black Light White Light embodies the neo-psych rock tone.
Lil Dreamer by Davey and the Chains is your new classic getaway vibe. Listen to this jangley disco fueled nitro to accelerate the soul away from past love.
Bathhouse, the third song on Sealife’s A Paler Shade of White is a sleepy and hypnotic track, fueled by a delicate drum beat and steady, deep and weepy vocals. Read the review by Macey Wolfer on the blog.
Check out this song by Yellow Days, a synthetic funky vibe layered over the strain of dealing with change.
Sealife debuts single Breaking Up Together; streetlight-lit synths bathed in reverb support this moody slow dance. Look Up blogger Max Schoenfeld reviews on the blog.
The album carries itself elegantly through all nine tracks, each offering something unique but cohesive.
Ozius, by Shimmertraps, is an album that takes the listener through a deep cavern of sound. See Shimmertraps at Look Up Fest 2018!
Live from orbit and direct to tape, Mirror Box is a lo-fi streaked daydream from the kaleidoscopic duo SWYM.
“Something Familiar” by Hibou is an album that will will leave you feeling relaxed, and whimsically dreamy.
We’ve been treated to two singles, Go and Rainier, from the upcoming full-length, and they serve as a sneak-peek into the new era for Ballen. Still haunting, tender and emotive, but with an extra kick.