The Sifting Pan

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Mint Julep – [To The Sea] + [I Never Wanted You (Headphones Cover)]

Mint Juelp

Seemingly mysterious Portland, Oregon based husband/wife dream pop duo Mint Julep is seen above

Mint Julep – To The Sea:

Mint Julep are husband and wife team Hollie and Keith Kenniff who make indie music capable of swooning your soul. There is a perfect layering of Hollie’s haunting and soothing vocals over the various loops, skiffs, and rifts created by the extraordinarily talented ambient instrumentalist Keith Kenniff. The band’s latest single, To The Sea, brings together, in one simply incredible piece of music, everything Mint Julep is about. It is very hard for me to decide what I like more about this track; Hollie’s spot-on entrancing vocals or Keith’s brilliant musical scoring that sets the backbone for this work of art. And do I really even have to decide what aspect I like best? The two just compliment each other so exponentially, giving a damn good reason for the husband and wife to have decided to come together as the collaborative Mint Julep.

To The Sea can be found on the band’s latest album Save Your Season, which saw a release in late November of 2011.

BONUS: Mint Julep – I Never Wanted You (Headphones Cover):

This duo is as indie as it gets so you should head over to Mint Julep’s Facebook Page and give them a Like to show your support!

Or listen to Mint Julep on Spotify!

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Superhumanoids – [Geri]


L.A band Superhumanoids make "music to help kiss the doldrums away"

Superhumanoids – Geri:

Come. Enter. Walk through the glowing dream-like doorway that Superhumanoids provide for us with their overtly enticing music. Throw-back synths and hauntingly docile vocals come together for the prefect blend of dreamy indie pop. The band’s latest track Geri had me hook, line, and sinker from the very first listen. Every aspect of this song compliments itself leaving me to find only perfection and zero faults. The only thing I might have to complain about is that the weaving musical dreamscape that makes up Geri is only a little more then two minutes long. I would love to hear something so magical and moving for a more extended period of time, but I guess a little slice of heaven is better then none. I’ve become terribly excited for Superhumanoids upcoming LP Exhibitionists even though there is no release date in sight. I’m sure all the patience in the world is worth what these dream makers have in store for us on a full album debut.

You should show your support and head on over to Superhumanoids’ Facebook Page and give them a Like!


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.