Post-holiday season is a glorious time of the year. You remember all of the things you used to do when you had free time, such as relax and discover new music. In my recent search for undiscovered sounds, I happened across Blouse, a Portland-based band whose alternative dream-pop music — made in a warehouse — is just what I was looking for to ease into the pace of a new year. Just listening to their single, “Videotapes,” will have you imagining that warm days of spring are right around the corner.
With sounds similar to Beach House and the Cocteau Twins, if you find yourself stuck on the ethereal-electronic vibe of “Videotapes,” stream their self-titled debut album on SoundCloud. With no one song out of place from start to finish, it’s easy to understand why their recently released LP has already sparked high reviews from the listening community.
Psst… Live music lovers, take note: They’re currently on tour! Do you have any shows lined up for the new year?