Crystal Canyon – ‘Only In A Daydream’

Introducing Crystal Canyon, and their newly posted two tracker ‘Only In A Daydream‘ and ‘She Shines’. The four piece hail from Portland, Maine and sound full of promise on their debut. ‘She Shines’ is a fuzz-filled rocker (a la Swervedriver) whereas ‘Only In A Daydream’ (my preferred tune) dials it back for a widescreen slow mover, complete with boy/girl vocals that swoon til the end.

Crystal Canyon – ‘Only In A Daydream’

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The Prids – ‘Do I Look Like I’m In Love?’

The Prids released their new album ‘Do I Look Like I’m In Love?’ this week (available through This-a-Way Records). The Portland-based band unveiled several videos to support the release, including the retro video-game stylings of ‘Mangled Hearts’. The album serves up something for fans of dream pop and indie pop. Stream ‘Do I Look Like I’m In Love?’ in full at Spotify.

The Prids – ‘Mangled Hearts’

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Floating Room – ‘Sunless’ LP

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Floating Room came together largely by happenstance; Maya Stoner (Sabonis/Forest Park) and Kyle Bates (Drowse) discussed collaborating at a house party before being joined by bassist Alec Van Staveren. Together the Pacific Northwest trio have created one of the most raw, real and exciting dream pop records of the year. The ‘Sunless’ LP was released this week on Good Cheer Records, and it’s already been praised by Stereogum, She Shreds, and CLRVYNT. The emotion-charged lead songs ‘Fun’ and ‘Sad God’ are so good. However, there are several short, experimental interludes on the album which are both a strength and weakness. It’s great to have these odd, dreamy moments but they also make the record play out like a collection of demos that aren’t fully fleshed out (which may/or may not be the case). Regardless, I’m really impressed by ‘Sunless’ and I hope this collaboration continues to grow. Definitely worth your minutes…

Floating Room – ‘Sunless’ LP

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