The Sifting Pan

Helping you find those Indie Gems!


Vacationer – [Good As New] + [Trip]


Sun dripped indie East Coasters, Vacationer, bring us their ideal Vacation package in musical form

Vacationer – Good As New:

Throw those curtains wide open and jump out of bed to meet the day with a gigantic smile. Take a deep refreshing breath, hit play on some Vactioner, and let the good vibes commence! While they may be a little behind on the trends it’s better late then never to catch a ride on last years chillwave movement. While it may seem generous to place music as tame as Good As New into niche as specific as chillwave, I feel it would be wrong to place the band outside a genre they strive so hard to be apart of. I mean the band’s debut album Gone is full of songs that are made with the simple intention of being chill. Vacationer’s own words sum it up so well:

“The audio program you are about to experience was designed with the sole purpose of relaxing the listener and sending their mind on a well-deserved trip. No airfare needed, no reservations. Simply settle in, relax and enjoy; Vacation from anywhere at anytime.”

That’s all there is to it. Really. It is that simple. Why over complicate things when simply relaxing is all the band is aiming for. I totally think they hit “Sit back and relax” right on the bull’s eye with their almost tropical approach to the indie music landscape. All flights to ‘Chill-As-Fuck’ are now boarding, hit play below on Trip for departure!

BONUS: Vactioner – Trip:

If you enjoy what you hear then let the band know by heading over to Vacationer’s Facebook Page and give them a Like!

Or listen to Vacationer on Spotfiy!


Song of the Day! Summer Heart – Please Stay

Summer Heart is asking us to Please Stay from Malmö, Sweden

I’m being honest when I say chillwave is a genre I don’t dive into much, but I have no choice but to make an exception for the alluring sounds of Summer Heart. Something about the steady beats and relaxing flow of Please Stay has me hooked and wanting more. This wonderful laid-back tune is perfect for summer car rides to the beach or lounging about in the cool AC of your room whilst doing some light summer reading. Anyway you look at it Please Stay was made to be enjoyed during summer time activities where you can get this most out of its glowing dream pop. Looking further into Summer Heart reveals the band to be the solo project of the very talented Swedish citizen David Alexande. Never Let Me Go is Summer Hearts debut and self released 7-track album, which can be listened to in full and purchased at Summer Hearts’ Bandcamp here: Artist like this need our support so head over and drop a measly $5 to make your summer, and Summer Hearts, that much better.

You should also find your way over to Summer Hearts Facebook page and give them a like.