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Jen Dan: February 13, 2021

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It’s time to get swept away on a wave of dreampop and shogegaze tunes with heavenly voices on this playlist that ends with an agitated indie/punk rock collision.

1. Fawning – “You’re Not One To Cry”
This Oakland, CA-based duo of Cheyenne Avant (Night School) and Devin Nunes just unveiled their absolutely entrancing debut album Illusions of Control via Graveface Records.

2. O Future – “And You’re Mine”
LA-based (via Cape Town and Copenhagen) electro-symphonic duo of Katherine and Jens create heightened and saturated vibes. Their upcoming Immaculate EP will arrive via One/Half on February 18th.

3. White Flowers – “Within A Dream”
Alt-/indie ambient/dreampop band from Preston, UK that delivered their album Within A Dream EP in mid-January via Tough Love.

4. Allison Lorenzen feat. Midwife – “Vale”
Denver-located singer-songwriter who is one half of School Dance, bittersweetly ruminating against the spare, but compelling sonics provided by Madeline Johnston of Midwife.

5. Mint Julep – “Rising”
This musically prolific husband and wife pair of Keith Kenniff (Helios, Goldmund) and Hollie Kenniff” have been pouring out ambient/dreampop material over the past several years, and will release album In A Deep and Dreamless Sleep March 19th via *Western Vinyl.

6. Still Corners – “White Sands”
Going on 13 years (and starting on Sub Pop), this dreampop/desert noir band dropped their fifth album The Last Exit on January 22nd via Wrecking Light Records. This track is a briskly paced, reverb guitar-drenched affair with Tessa Murray musing in an alluring tone.
Jack Rabid just featured the band on his Big Takeover Radio Show
From 2012, Big Takeover writer Joseph Kyle interviewed Still Corners

7. The Churchhill Garden feat. Krissy Vanderwoude (Whimsical) – “Fade Away”
Once again Andy Jossi (instrumentals) and Krissy Vanderwoude (vocals, lyrics) have teamed up for a transporting number that slowly builds up in sound (with searing guitar swirls) and emotions, in contrast to the song title!
MY FEATURE on Heart And Soul debut album release by The Churchhill Garden
MY SONG PREMIERE of “Heartbeat” by The Churchhill Garden feat. Krissy Vanderwoude

8. GHLOW – “Not Fit For This”
The punk rock kicks in on this Curve-like track that gears up with a grinding blast of industrial noise, driving tempo , and coolly passionate vocals. It comes courtesy of Stockholm-based electro-punk duo GHLOW. Their album Slash and Burn will be unleashed April 2nd via PNKSLM.

9. Anorak Patch – “Irate”
Colchester, England-residing indie rock band of young’uns (a drummer who’s 14 years old!) who broke out last year in the UK. This grungy and gritty number was released on January 22nd via Nice Swan Records.

10. Francis of Delerium – “Let It All Go”
Heartfelt indie rock with fervent stream-of-consciousness lyrics/vocals from 19-year old Jana Bahrich and angular guitar lines from Luxembourg-based duo (Chris Hewett provides the music) whose Wading EP comes out April 2nd via Dalliance Recordings.


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