Youth Lagoon – Raspberry Cane

Youth Lagoon is the outlet of Trevor Powers’ most personal hopes and fears, which he sets to dreamy yet tenacious lo-fi pop.

While studying at Boise State University, Powers would go to the school’s music building and write songs between classes, and he recorded what would become his debut album over winter break in 2010 in his bedroom, a kitchen, and a four-car garage — all settings that captured the intimate yet spacious atmosphere of his music.

Powers posted his first Youth Lagoon song online in May 2011, sparking buzz that resulted in a two-album deal with Fat Possum Records. His first album, The Year of Hibernation, which reflects the wake of a breakup as well as Powers’ struggles with chronic anxiety, arrived that September.

Raspberyy Cane is taken from his second album, Wondrous Bughouse, which drew comparisons to vintage Pink Floyd and the Flaming Lips.

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SourceAllmusic

Postiljonen – Atlantis

Postiljonen is a dream pop trio formed in Stockholm in 2011. The band is composed of Norwegian Mia Bøe and Swedish Daniel Sjörs and Joel Nyström Holm.

In this short period of time they have managed to create a characteristic sound, where ethereal and alluring vocals are interwoven in a mystical, ambient, dreamy and lovable expression. They have been compared to the likes of M83, Sigur Rós, JJ and Cocteau Twins. Postiljonen takes inspiration from old black & white movies, the golden 80s, Balearic scenery, sleepless summer nights, and describe themselves as nostalgic daydreamers.

Atlantis is taken from debut album Skyer.

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Source: LastFM

Youth Lagoon – Mute

Youth Lagoon is the outlet of Trevor Powers’ most personal hopes and fears, which he sets to dreamy yet tenacious lo-fi pop.

While studying at Boise State University, Powers would go to the school’s music building and write songs between classes, and he recorded what would become his debut album over winter break in 2010 in his bedroom, a kitchen, and a four-car garage — all settings that captured the intimate yet spacious atmosphere of his music.

Powers posted his first Youth Lagoon song online in May 2011, sparking buzz that resulted in a two-album deal with Fat Possum Records. His first album, The Year of Hibernation, which reflects the wake of a breakup as well as Powers’ struggles with chronic anxiety, arrived that September.

Mute is taken from his second album, Wondrous Bughouse, which drew comparisons to vintage Pink Floyd and the Flaming Lips.

Youth Lagoon @ Facebook, Twitter
Source: Allmusic

Beach House – Wishes

Beach House is a dream pop group that formed in 2005 in Baltimore.

The group consists of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. Legrand is the niece of french composer Michel Legrand. Within a year of formation, the group charmed indie music enthusiasts across the blogosphere with their languid songcraft.

Beach House began as a recording project, thus, its music favored simplicity. The band’s music consisted largely of the organ, programmed drums and the slide guitar. The group’s self-titled debut, Beach House (2006), was critically acclaimed followed by its second release, Devotion, in 2008 and Teen Dream in January 2010.

Wishes is taken from their fourth album, Bloom.

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Cemeteries – Summer Smoke

Cemeteries is the project of Kyle J. Reigle who is based in Buffalo, NY.

When his previous band (Mutiny On The Belfonte) dismantled in 2009, Reigle quickly turned to making his own music, and quite literally every aspect of it. Taking the bedroom D.I.Y process to a whole new level.

Cemeteries is goth-pop without the pageant of black make-up, pagan jewelry and capes. Reigle looked to vintage horror films and a bit of the Badalamenti tenderness for inspiration.

Summer Smoke is taken from his album The Wilderness, out now.

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Source: One For The People, Lefse Records