Sleep Whale – Houseboat
Western Vinyl 2009
[tags: dream pop, 2009]
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Today I don’t have much time to post (and between you and me: I don’t found interesting folk stuff to write about). So I decided to do a quick one on the new Sleep Whale full length called Houseboat. It’s been a long time since I found this one in my mail inbox, but I could not decide on posting about it. All the same, now I do.
Maybe you remember the post I did on Introductions’ debut Hold Up Your Hands and the fact that I totally loved it because they were the first band I found that was near as good as dream pop legends Beach House. What I liked about Hold Up Your Hands was the combination of dream pop elements and folk elements. And this combination can be found on Sleep Whale’s album, too. But this doesn’t mean that the two records sound the same. Sleep Whale focuses more on instrumental music supported by vocals here and there and the mixture of synthesizer sounds, strings, drums and acoustic guitar. In theory this may sound a bit weird but de facto it is a surprisingly fresh record (and one of the best dream pop releases this year) that, again, proves the excellent music taste of the guys over at Western Vinyl. Respect!
So don’t wait and head over to Western Vinyl to buy your copy of Houseboat (or, if you prefer Mp3s, get them on iTunes). Further information can be found on the band’s MySpace site. Goodbye for today.