Twin Oaks – Ghosts

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Twin Oaks started as an American dream pop and folk duo consisting of multi-instrumentalist Aaron Christopher and singer-songwriter Lauren Brown.

The pair first began their collaborative efforts in 2009 with a few long-time high school friends before disbanding a year later, leaving all members in pursuit of their own creative efforts. Aaron began writing a batch of songs before starting up Twin Oaks with Lauren two years later.

With influences ranging from Mazzy Star to Nick Drake to Fiona Apple, Twin Oaks constructs its sound composed mostly of quiet guitars, minimalistic keys, and patterns that are derived from modern folk and dream pop sounds. The duo have expanded their sound through collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Louis Bernal and drummer Rhyan Riesgo.

Ghosts is the first taste for the forthcoming full-length debut White Noise to be released later this year.

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Source: LastFM

Leave The Planet – Winter Sleep

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New East London based dream pop duo Nathalie Bruno and Italian Jack Milwaukee looked to their favourite group Galaxie 500 when considering their name, Leave the Planet.

The duo formed when Nathalie moved into the same flat as Jack and discovered a mutual love for bands like Slowdive, Felt and early Sarah Records releases, such as Field Mice and The Orchids. Their sound uses a dynamic mix of vintage synths, drum machines and guitars to create a wave of modern shoegaze.

Leave the Planet has released two digital singles Coasts and Winter Sleep.

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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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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.

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Source: Allmusic