dream pop

UTG PREMIERE: Yung Life – “Prices”

Dream-pop five-piece Yung Life will release their third full-length LP, Soft/Divide, on April 20. In anticipation, we’re joining forces with the Knoxville outfit to bring you their expansive new single, “Prices.” Listen in after the break. “The album’s mostly about wanting to change and turn into someone better, or being more honest with yourself instead […]

Still Parade

Succumb to Still Parade’s dream-funk sounds on new single, “07:41”

The Niklas Kramer-led solo project Still Parade—projecting his creations from Berlin—has a funky new single online, and if it doesn’t make you dance, you must not be listening. “07:41” brings to mind some sort of amalgam made up of elements provided by Neon Indian, Hot Chip, Toro Y Moi and like-minded, dreamy, folky, funky pop-and-otherwise […]

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Wake Up With Two Gorgeous Dream Pop Songs by Carmen Villain

It’s not often that dream pop hits our ears and we feel like we haven’t heard anything like it before. Thankfully that’s the case for Carmen Villain. The US-born, half-Norwegian, half-Mexican musician is releasing a brand new “Quietly/Let Go” 7-inch on January 20 digitally and February 10 physically via Smalltown Supersound. Let out one last […]

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Get Your Doodle Inspiration From Craft Spells’ New “Nausea” Video

Craft Spells, aka Justin Vallesteros, shared a new music video for “Nausea” this week, the title track to this year’s new album. The hazy, whisperer song glides along with new stop-motion doodles that will inspire you to pick up your pencil and tune out the world, if just for five minutes. On a perfect summer’s day […]

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Say Lou Lou Stream “Everything We Touch”

The wait for new music from Say Lou Lou is over as they released their new single, “Everything We Touch,” today. If you wanted a song that sounded like a less moody version of Lorde, this is it. It’s catchy in a mature pop way with vocals that could be mistaken for The Voice’s Melanie […]

Slowdive

Slowdive Hinting Towards A Reunion

Slowdive was a wonderful band. From Reading, England, the quintet dominated the shoegaze scene in the early nineties. Releasing one of my personal favorite albums, Souvlaki, the band has certainly earned their mark in history. Fortunately, after being inactive for nearly twenty years, it seems that there is hope on the horizon for some form […]

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ALBUM STREAM: RLMDL – ‘Before Then Was Now’

Toronto’s up-and-coming dream poppers RLMDL (pronounced Role Model) have just released their brand new LP today, entitled Before Then Was Now, and they’re currently streaming it in full on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. With fun synth-work, airy vocals, and dreamy, ethereal soundscapes, RLMDL’s new album is here just in time for some sunny relaxation for the […]

Belle Mare

UTG INTERVIEW: Belle Mare

Belle Mare is one of my greatest finds on Bandcamp. There are those moments after clicking through hundreds of bands and coming up empty-handed when you finally click on one and the sounds that exude from your computer hit the spot and make you feel like all that time clicking and searching was worth the […]

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Sounds Familiar: Week 7

Continuing our expansion of original content, Under The Gun Review presents its latest column, Sounds Familiar, dedicated to trawling the world and web for the latest remixes, redos, and reminiscent bits that our newest columnist Julia McAlpine finds appealing. Be prepared for some diversity in your music library. The songs may not be new, but they […]

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REVIEW: Purity Ring – ‘Shrines’

Artist: Purity Ring Album: Shrines Genre: Electronic dream pop Label: Last Gang / 4AD You never forget the first time you spent a night alone with the girl of your dreams. You couldn’t imagine staring at something more intently than the way you stare into her eyes in between soft, subtle kisses as you lie […]