A Song For Summer: The Cheery Claustrophobia Of Dreaming
Dreampop and the month of June go together like lemonade and vodka; of course, what people usually forget to note is that nightmares are dreams, too.
Smallpools is a band so new their official website is a Tumblr that has two pages (no, that’s not a hipster music lit geek joke). When you make pop as perfect as their first single “Dreaming”, it doesn’t matter. The song balances the sort of indie synth fit for lazily drifting around the harbor turning your blood into mimosas. Add the adult lyrics about the moment when a relationship is being besiged on all sides and the Los Angeles foursome has created an earworm of the highest rung. If you’re optimistic, you’re hearing live it up, live it up! in the second verse in the happy tones of one who’s gotten away with a close call; the sad will hear give it up, give it up in the first one and assume it’s a willing surrender rather than defiant shouts at the firing squad. Either way, it’s the first genuine contender for 2013′s Summer Jam and the infectiousness of the chorus will draw you back in long after you get done playing the track.
See also: Passion Pit, “Little Secrets”, Two Door Cinema Club, “Something Good Can Work”, Phoenix, “1901 (Alan Wilkes remix)”
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