Song of the Day: Young Dreams - Young Dreams

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Young Dreams” by Young Dreams from a 2011 single on Modular Records.

Young Dreams – Young Dreams (MP3)

Young Dreams is a Norwegian collective, headed up by the talented composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Matias Tellez. The 12-piece from Bergen, Norway, gained some notoriety in November 2010, after three songs they uploaded to their Facebook page were picked up by international music press. The band features Matias Tellez alongside members from bands such as Casiokids, The Megaphonic Thrift and Bloody Beach. What do they sound like? Fusing tropicalia, psychedelic rock, baroque pop, and classical symphonic arrangements, they sound a little like Fleet Foxes, only pushed through a dreamy Nordic pop filter, especially on their eponymous track “Young Dreams.” Young Dreams, the band, has signed to Modular and are planning to release their debut album sometime next year. If you’re unfamiliar with their beautiful, vast, dreamy pop, you should give them a listen.

Currently, he band has a few upcoming shows in London but otherwise no announced dates yet for 2012. Be sure to catch up with the band on their website and follow them on Facebook. Here’s the beautiful (and a little dark) video, directed by Kristoffer Borgli for today’s featured song “Young Dreams”:

This entry was posted in John In The Morning, KEXP, Song of the Day Podcast and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • Breaking New Ground Together!

    Help Build Our New Home!
  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories