What better way to start a turbulent New Year then with some wonderful dream pop? I am glad that even if I am existing in a pretty dystopian period of history, that I have good music to chill out to and help me ground myself. That's why I've gravitated toward dream pop for years - it's relaxing, even when it's unsettling and otherworldly.
On January 22nd, Still Corners - one of the best dream pop bands currently releasing music - will drop the album "The Last Exit." This past week, they debuted their most recent single, "White Sands." The song details the story of a phantom who travels the desert scaring people; basically, the song is about an urban legend. I can think of that disappearing bride story that you find in nearly every region of the United States. You pick her up outside a cemetery, she seems somewhat out of it (probably because she's dead), and then eventually she disappears as you continue your journey, so you look in your backseat and see nothing. Enter "White Sands," an all-more inviting musical take on that type of tale.
Can't wait for this album to come out next Friday. Until then, stay safe out there.