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“Japan” by Slow Salvation

The dream pop duo returns with a new single filled with languorous guitars and vocals.

Slow Salvation’s Here We Lie was arguably one of 2023’s dreamiest releases, filled with “music drenched in as much nostalgia and otherworldliness as it is reverb and delay,” as I wrote in my review. And now Travis Trevisan (Tape Deck Mountain) and Christina Hernandez (Orion Lake) are back with yet another slice of dream pop.

New single “Japan” picks up right where Here We Lie left off, with Trevisan’s langorous guitars creating a gauzy backdrop for Hernandez’s hazy sigh as she sings of regret and broken relationships: “We signed the line to be set free/A broken branch on the family tree… Set me lightly down” (Sidenote: Sharp-eyed Chrindie folks should also recognize the name of Matt McCartie, who previously played drums in Driver Eight.)

As with Here We Lie, “Japan” is must-hear material for fans of Starflyer 59, Mazzy Star, and Beach House.

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