EP REVIEW: Dear Tracks / Soft Dreams

Dear Tracks is the incredibly dreamy and shoegaze-esque project for former frontman of You Blew It!, Matt Messore. It’s a great EP that that introduces us to where he’s going next and we’re ready to see what else Dear Tracks has in store for us in the future.

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The first song on the EP is titled “Moment of Clarity” and the combination of airy vocals, icy synths, and a really superb sounding guitar make for a really great song. This is one of my favorite tracks on the EP and it definitely deserves that title.

“All The Outs Are Free” is the next song on the EP and it opens up with a catchy synth line and is later joined by reverb laden instruments and more shoegaze sounding vocals. The song almost reminds me of Slowdive in some way but is still it’s own sound completely.

The third track on EP is the song “Alive” and the echoing and layered vocals are really something as they tie together all the components on the song extremely well. It’s the shortest song on the EP but it still leaves you impacted by it. It’s another one of my favorites on the EP.

The final track is the title track, “Soft Dreams” and it’s the perfect way to close out the EP. The synth driven track really invokes a feeling of nostalgia when you listen for some reason and it’s a pretty great feeling. As the song fades out, birds chirping plays, and we finally reach the end of the EP.

Dear Tracks definitely needs to be on your radar for the upcoming year. The dream pop band is one of my favorite new bands so far this year and I hope that we see some more music come from their way sometime soon.

OVERALL, SOFT DREAMS GETS AN 8/10

BUY SOFT DREAMS HERE

SEE DEAR TRACKS IN A CITY NEAR YOU:

3/5/16    Champaign, IL  @ Mike N Mollys
3/7/16    Bloomington, IN  @ Backdoor
3/8/16    Cincinnati, OH  @ Rakes End
3/9/16    Nashville, TN @ The East Room
3/10/16    Memphis, TN  @ The Buccaneer Lounge
3/11/16    Atlanta, GA  @ Art Vandelay 
3/12/16    Savannah, GA  @ Stopover Fest
3/13/16    Charleston, SC  @ Local 616
3/14/16    Baltimore, MD  @ Ottobar
3/15/16    Boonton, NJ  @ Boontunes
3/16/16    Brooklyn, NY  @ Babys All Right
3/17/16    Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
3/18/16    Columbus, OH  @ Double Happiness 
3/19/16    Detroit, MI @ PJs Lager House
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