Soaring Dream Pop From Oko Tygra

If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that we at ATH are suckers for some good dream pop. Lucky for us, the folks from Oko Tygra, a four piece out of Denver, have us covered with their new(ish) track, “Ghosts,” which is a slice of dreamy goodness. Instantly, you’re greeted with an infectious bass line, cascading acoustic guitar riffs, and perfectly toned vocals that simply shimmer in the mix. Round everything out with some “ooh-ahhs” during the chorus, and you have the fine tune that you should listen to below. “Ghosts” is taken from the band’s recently released Assistoma LP, which just came out a few weeks back on Grey Market Records. Go listen to the whole thing and pick up a copy of the vinyl on their BandCamp page. It’s clear pink!!!!

Soviet Return via Burger Records

Soviet_no_ghostsThere hasn’t been a synth-pop band in the last ten or so years that really stuck with me quite like Soviet has.  Ever since I first caught them at SXSW back in 2003, they’ve made it on to many a mixtape and “DJ” set.  It’s been so long, I had no idea they were even still working together, but it looks like Burger Records has their hands on a brand new album from the group.  There’s really not too much to say, other than this might be one of the most-overlooked dream-pop acts that’s been birthed in the last couple of decades (just one man’s opinion).  I can’t wait to hear all of Ghosts when it’s released this week!

Cant

chris-taylrCant is the new side project from full time Grizzly Bear bass player and producer Chris Taylor.  At the time being the project has very little material available aside from this new MP3 “Ghosts”.  This one appears on Cant’s one and only 7″ which is available today on brand new label Terrible Records.  This vinyl issue is very limited in production so you better buy one now before they’re gone.

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Download: Cant – Ghosts [MP3]