Wilsen – Magnolia [New York, US]

Dream Pop / Folk /Downtempo

Definitely not the first time I’ve had these guys on our blog. Check out what we had to say about them in a previous post. New York based folk/dream pop group Wilsen are back almost more than a year of absence and boy are we glad. Magnolia being the title track of a brand new four-track EP (following their mini-album Sirensis to be released on the 18th of May. Exciting times. This track here’s definitely a track to fall indefinitely to, like off a really really tall building. Not trying to encourage any daredevils to challenge gravity here but that’s what quality dream pop does for you. Fans of Youth Lagoon and Beach House are gonna melt.

These guys are new, but if you’ve been paying any attention at all. They’re good.
Show them some love at facebook. soundcloud. twitter. Go, you know you want to (:

If you’re in the UK check them out in person at any of these chain of debut shows they’ll be playing at.
Having previously supported Daughter, London Grammar and many more on tour.
You know it’s time to jump on that bandwagon.

21st April – Cardiff, The Globe*
22nd April – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds*
24th April – Glasgow, Broadcast*
25th April – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s*
26th April – Manchester, Soup Kitchen*
28th April – Nottingham, Bodega*
30th April – London, Dingwalls*
1st May – Bristol, The Fleece*
6th May – London, Slaughtered Lamb (headline show)
Tickets: www.communionmusic.co.uk/live/events/…htered-lamb/
8th May – Unification Church, Brighton (Great Escape)
9th May – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton (Great Escape)
*supporting Matthew & The Atlas.

 

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Wilsen – Oblivion (Grimes Cover) [New York, US]

Dream Pop / Folk / Downtempo / Covers

If like myself you’ve enjoyed Claire Boucher (Grimes) but been completely mystified over how Oblivion scored Pitchfork’s song of the year, listen to this cover and perhaps it might clarify things. It sure helped convince me.
New York based group Wilsen’s version has rendered the track much more folksy and approachable, drawing out a tender bone-chilling quality. Fans of Daughter and Cat Power are sure to catch on their sound quickly. It’s no wonder they’ve been the supporting act for Daughter’s tour. 

Enough said, check it out yourself.

I’m gonna go ahead and post another track of theirs, Dusk below because it’s just too good. Lead vocalist Tasmin Wilson’s voice is simply ethereal.

Needless to say these guys are gonna be huge.

If you like what you’ve heard, check out their soundcloud here, personally I can’t get enough of them.