Articles tagged

dream-pop

San Mei Premieres Dreamy Title Track from Cry EP

It’s no doubt that up-and-coming artists can struggle to find their footing or assert their identity in an increasingly crowded music industry. For Emily Hamilton, an Australian singer-songwriter from Gold Coast who releases music under the name San Mei,...

LIVE REVIEW: Dead Leaf Echo @ Knitting Factory

There is no doubt about it – Brooklyn band Dead Leaf Echo’s brand new LP Beyond Desire is a fabulous stew of shoegaze, ’77 punk, pedals and reverb. Released late last week by PaperCup Music, the band’s sophomore album...

ALBUM REVIEW: Alvvays, Antisocialites

If Alvvays’ eponymous first record articulated a quintessentially modern fear of commitment, then newly released follow-up Antisocialites captures the next logical step, which is an ambivalence about it. The Toronto band gained momentum in 2014 with their self-titled debut,...

TRACK PREMIERE: Elisa “Awake”

Brooklyn-based songstress, Elisa, is releasing the third track, “Awake”, off of her self-produced EP Morning Again (also available to stream today!). The emotional underpinnings of Morning Again are anchored in her self-described visceral reaction to a fomenting culture of violence taking place...

PLAYING DETROIT: Ancient Language Share “Until Recently”

There’s something to be said for a track that is suitable for dancing, crying, cutting and running and climaxing. Released earlier this spring, dream-pop trio Ancient Language delivered a well-rounded taste of their forthcoming record with “Until Recently.” Complex,...

TRACK PREMIERE: Mimi Raver “Creatures Of Habit”

The album art for Mimi Raver’s upcoming LP ’06 Female will give you an insight into the songwriter’s knack for duality. At first glance, the cover for Raver’s imminent release bears the precious, painterly image of a grey tabby,...

LIVE REVIEW: The Radio Dept. @ Union Transfer

The Radio Dept, with it's combination of mellow haze and hypnotic beats, is a particular live experience that hits somewhere right in between stress-free and somewhat imaginatively demanding.

VIDEO PREMIERE: TVRQUOISE “Paralyzed Legs”

LA-based dream-pop duo, TVRQUOISE is following up their debut duo single release with a brand new video for their cosmic and synthy record, “Paralyzed Legs”. The track contains looping vocal melodies that wrap around entrancing textured beats and twinkling piano...

VIDEO PREMIERE: Ona, “Open My Hips”

NYC-based visual artist and Instagram vixen, Ona, is following up her debut EP from earlier this year with a new sex-positive music video for sensual dream-pop record, “Open My Hips”. The track is beautifully orchestrated, featuring melodic piano lines,...

PLAYING DETROIT: The Final Days of 800beloved

Most things begin, but all things must end. No one knows this better than Milford-based sonic artist and former undertaker, Sean Lynch: founding dreamer of the eternally unearthed post-punk, Macabre rock formation, 800beloved.

EP REVIEW: Phosphene “Breaker”

A phosphene is the experience of seeing light when none has actually entered your eyes; it's where the phrase "seeing stars" comes from, and common causes include rubbing your eyes or being hit in the head.

PLAYING DETROIT: FAWNN “Galaxies”

An iridescent pop track reminiscent of Washed Out meets a sedated The New Pornographers,"Galaxies" is familiar and satisfying yet feels defeated.

PLAYING DETROIT: Dear Tracks “All The Outs Are Free”

Think John Hughs meets Beach House topped with whipped cream, a cherry, and that mix tape your imaginary boyfriend would have made you in the early 90’s. This is the essence of “All The Outs Are Free,” the new...

ALBUM REVIEW: The Harrow “Silhouettes”

When Audiofemme last spoke to The Harrow in February, they were working on an upcoming LP Silouhettes, which was mixed by Xavier Paradis, was released last week, and it’ll give you chills: the moody, atmospheric music creates a shadowy world for Vanessa Irena’s...

PLAYLIST: A Guide To “Moon” Bands

There are only so many words, and as a result, only so many band names that can be claimed before they start to overlap. For example, here’s six bands that have “moon” in their name, and considering these all were...

ALBUM REVIEW: Summer Twins “Limbo”

There are few things better than pop music that uses a bright, upbeat exterior to hide a deeper, darker message, and that’s exactly what the Riverside, CA based sisters Summer Twins have created with Limbo. Consider the album name,...

VIDEO REVIEW: Homeshake “Give It To Me”

Once during a sticky New York City summer weekend amongst a web of personal chaos, I called up a friend and sometimes lover from my couch and said: “Let’s go on an adventure.” An hour later we had taken...

TRACK REVIEW: Coeds “Sensitive Boys”

From Austin Texas  duo Coeds, Meredith Munoz and Ryan Kailath, comes a new track titled “Sensitive Boys.” Infectious indie rock pop, the beat bounces like a determined kick ball straight out of an 80s high school – propelled by classic...