Valley Palace - Patch single

Valley Palace releases ‘Patch’ single

Valley Palace released a new guitar pop single, 'Patch', his third single of 2021. Nathan Taylor has been releasing music as Valley Palace since December, 2019 that he records in his bedroom. He signed with Run for Cover Records this summer after releasing his impressive 'Pastel Mood' EP, and a single in March called 'Contact'.
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Hotel Pools - 'Palmscapes'

Hotel Pools – ‘Palmscapes’

Hotel Pools released their fourth dream-synth pop LP, called Palmscapes. Ben Braun of Portland, Oregon, is the artist behind Hotel Pools has consistently created incredible instrumental electronic tracks since he began in 2018.
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Old Sea Brigade - 'Mirror Moon'

Old Sea Brigade – ‘Mirror Moon’

Old Sea Brigade released a new single and music video, 'Mirror Moon', on April 9. This is the fourth single that has been released from his forthcoming album 'Motivational Speaking', which will be released on May 14 through Nettwerk.
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Puddlegum Podcast - Ep 4

Puddlegum Podcast: Ösla (Episode Four)

Kevin Flick (Puddlegum) talks with Henry Armbrecht and Bradley Thomas Turner of Ösla about their album 'Elko'. They talk about their minimalistic approach in instrumentation, their love of the Mellotron, and Bradley Thomas Turner's 'Major Motion Picture Original Soundtrack'.
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Angelo De Augustine - Blue

Review: Angelo De Augustine – Blue

Angelo De Augustine continues to build on his impressive catalogue of work with the release of Blue. His ability to create innocent, soothing, and emotive songs with his rounded nylon guitar, high falsetto, backed by Sufjan's voice, reveal his musical genius.
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Thunder Dreamer - Of A Million

Three Dream Pop Videos To Not Miss: Thunder Dreamer, Dead Rituals, and Monad

Three dream pop music videos to not miss, from: Thunder Dreamer, Dead Rituals, and Monad. Thunder Dreamer released a video for Of A Million, a standout song from their new EP. Dead Rituals hails from Naples, Italy, and their latest EP was tracked while traveling the US, Australia, and Europe. Israeli artist Monad covers Cocteau Twins, 30 years after Heaven Or Las Vegas was released.
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Review: CASTLEBEAT – Melodrama

The music of Melodrama has the feeling of rushing past you, moving from the front of your ear to the back until it releases in a fog. The blurriness of the record is a peaceful high, but the faded catharsis also belies a certain pain. As Melodrama becomes progressively pensive, the brightness of CASTLEBEAT gives way to a muted melancholy.
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Simen Mitlid: Birds; or, Stories from Charlie B’s Travels From Grønland to the Sun, and Back Again

Review: Simen Mitlid – Birds; or, Stories from Charlie B’s Travels From Grønland to the Sun, and Back Again

Simen Mitlid is a songwriter from Oslo, who writes incredibly beautiful dream folk songs, capitalizing on the art of subtlety to create an immense dreamscape. "Birds; or, Stories from Charlie B’s Travels From Grønland to the Sun, and Back Again" becomes more brilliant with every listen as you digest the songs, sounds, and the movement between the tracks.
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Album art for Lev Snowe - Someday Soon

Tapes: Lev Snowe – ‘Someday Soon’

View this post on Instagram A post shared by PUDDLEGUM.TAPES: ANALOG GEMS (@puddlegum.tapes) on May 27, 2020 at 7:00am PDT Lev Snowe mixes dream pop elements of chorus-laden guitars with psych-pop and a propensity of washed-out sounds. Snowe is another reason to believe that Canadians are leading the dream pop movement. You’ll find him in his home studio in Winnipeg, creating danceable songs that are easy to drive to or crank on the speakers while your friends are over. Someday Soon is the title track from his recent January release. You’ll find fuzzed-out guitars, electronic beats mixed with saturated drums,…

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Album art for Orchid Mantis - Compositions on Midi and Tape

Tapes: Orchid Mantis – ‘Midi Memory’

View this post on Instagram A post shared by PUDDLEGUM.TAPES: ANALOG GEMS (@puddlegum.tapes) on May 25, 2020 at 8:05am PDT Orchid Mantis might not need much of an introduction. Thomas Howard of Atlanta, Georgia began this experimental project in 2014, and his music has been widely embraced. On May 20, he self-released Compositions on Midi & Tape, a six-track EP that finds Howard entrancing his listeners for 22 minutes. He has released seven EPs and five LPs in just six years, and this is his third EP in 2020. Where Long Division (his first EP of 2020) tweaked guitar, synth,…

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Album art of Summer Demos EP by Secret Attraction

Tapes: Secret Attraction – ‘True’

View this post on Instagram A post shared by PUDDLEGUM.TAPES: ANALOG GEMS (@puddlegum.tapes) on May 24, 2020 at 8:26am PDT Secret Attraction is working on their next full-length due out later this year. They just released demos of three songs, Summer Demos EP, as a taste of what to expect. We’re happy to share a sample of Secret Attraction’s True demo as our second installment of Puddlegum.tapes.  Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Secret Attraction’s Summer Demos is their sixth EP since they started releasing music four years ago. Their forthcoming full-length will be their third LP, and will be released by…

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