by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Seemingly coming out of nowhere with one of the year’s best debut records, Peel Dream Magazine and their Slumberland Records released Modern Meta Physic album, are firmly in the running for “rookie of the year”. The New York trio explore different pastoral glimpses of dream-pop, shoegaze, and bummed out indie rock with a true attention to detail and texture. There are no hard turns and nothing jagged about it, the edges are all melted down and poured into their own fluid shapes, the fog only heightening the sense of layered melodic sweetness.
“Qi Velocity,” the band’s lead single was released back in the heart of the Summer, and as winter starts to loom here on the East Coast, the band’s new video for the song continues to feel like a warm blanket. The video is something akin to being brought along to watch a dusty slide show of Peel Dream Magazine’s summer vacation, grainy and overlapped images providing a tranquility equal to the music that soundtracks it. There’s brilliance in the details with each progression working together as the rhythm cracks into place, allowing clouds of echoing synths and gently fuzzed out guitars to drift in and out.
Check out the video and the band’s remaining tour dates below.
11/7 Chicago, IL - The Hideout
11/8 Pittsburg, PA - Howler's Cayote Cafe
11/9 Richmond, VA - Cafe Astrology
11/10 Baltimore, MA - Ottobar (U+N Fest)
11/11 Philadelphia, PA - Super Wimpy HQ
Peel Dream Magazine’s Modern Meta Physic is out now via Slumberland Records.