The past few years have seen no shortage of beloved shoegaze/dream-pop bands reuniting and ultimately releasing their first pieces of new music in decades. Although not as lauded as others, perhaps born a bit late, Indiana-based band Whimsical have yet to follow up on great and very promising debut, Setting Suns Are Semi-Circles.
With their sophomore effort lingering around roughly 90% done, the band went their separate ways and lived their lives. They say you can never go home again, but Whimsical’s new LP, Sleep to Dream, now on the immediate horizon, challenges that notion beautifully.
Single “Surreal” blasts off as Neil Burkdoll weaves intricate and entrancing guitar lines serving as the palette with which Krissy Vanderwoude’s dreamy vocal take jumps off of. It’s an exhilirating ride for you all you, well, Ride-type fans out there.
Stream Whimsical’s “Surreal” below and pre-order your copy of Sleep to Dream out February 24th via Saint Marie Records here.