Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lower Dens, for when your dream goes pop.

In what may be one of rock's most obscure genres with a few definitive bands accompanied by a bunch of imitators, Dream Pop is slowly making some forward progress with Lower Dens' debut album Twin Hand Movement.  They have conquered the essence of what dream pop really is: strange oneiric chord progressions accompanied by soft and often indistinguishable vocals. This one is pretty laid back with a lot of versatility in the guitars from screeching to just twangy little solos.  Track to track though there is a nice blanket of warmth ready to keep you toasty. Produced by the same guy who did Beach House's Teen Dream, you know that this aint no little pooch.


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