new music: Tomemitsu; DYAN

Tomemitsu, “Can’t Stop Thinking”

First thought: this sounds a bit like The Jesus and Mary Chain. The beat. The deep whispery vocals. So L.A. artist Tomemitsu has the whole 90s shoegaze thing down. It’s a pretty, meditative song. Most of us overthink things. Clearing the mind isn’t easy but songs like this definitely help to take you out of your own thoughts for a moment. That said now I’d rather go listen to The Jesus and Mary Chain on Spotify. This single is off Tomemitsu’s sophomore album Loaf Eye. He collaborated with some of his  musical friends in Los Angeles including Colleen Green,  Devin Ratliff and Erik Felix of So Many Wizards, as well as Christina Gaillard and James Roehl of Crown Plaza.


DYAN, “Days Upon Days”

Hypnotic synthpop in the vein of Chvrches and Beach House. there’s something about the beginning of this song that sounds way too familiar. I know it’s difficult not to sound like other artists but this melody sounds like a Beach House song. While Alexis Marsh possesses passionate vocals and this song rips into you with an unencumbered intensity I can’t get beyond the familiarity of the opening riff. DYAN posits itself as not quite as inventive and emotional as Chvrches and Beach House but promising. DYAN’s Looking For Knives will be available on CD and digital formats July 29th with 2xLP colored vinyl release to follow.


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