This Friday You’ll Never Get to Heaven will release their latest album, Images, but they’re releasing one final secret to guarantee they’re on your radar. While the band is known for crafting ambient soundscapes, this song more closely resembles ethereal dream pop. Static drips from the electronically produced music, almost dripping with sterility, if it weren’t for the light wash of keyboards jumping in from time to time. Across it all is a drifting vocal, carefully moving through your speakers and into the world. Those looking to indulge in soothing nighttime pop will surely want to grab the LP when it hits stores on Friday via Yellow K Records.
Waterstrider are a five piece from Oakland who first got their start back in 2011 and have evolved into the fully fleshed out sound that I have in this single for you below. “White Light” is a tight little number that features all the sorts of elements of a pop groove that you’re sure to love right away. It’s got eclectic percussion parts that remind me a little bit of Local Natives, and the falsetto vocals of Nate Salman really works well with the jangling guitars. Now this band is unsigned and supposedly working on their debut full length record to be released sometime this year, but until then enjoy this song for all its fun and rejoice because you’ve almost made it to Friday.