“…dream pop at its most wistful…lush and melodic, fusing 80s synths in the style of New Order with the 60s California hippie sensibilities of Moby Grape.”
Read the whole review and pick up the album on vinyl from Plume Records tomorrow!
John Dillon is a new experimental pop band fronted by singing-songwriting mad genius Dillon Sturtevant…Everything from hypnagogic pop to new wave to dream pop to noise pop shows up…Though there’s obviously a very poppy, immediate sensibility to a lot of what happens on this LP, it’s all filtered through a diverse and kaleidoscopic lens.
Stream “The Lost Estate” and pick up a vinyl copy tomorrow from Plume Records.
…luscious, expansive and a little stately. In terms of structure, ‘Holy Fool’ is vintage pop that doesn’t belong to a particular time, but for all its ‘Be My Baby’ drums, classic slide guitar and yearning melodies, it doesn’t sound dated, although it does sound timeless, with a dreamy atmosphere that’s thick but not overbearing. You could perhaps make comparisons to certain Pink Mountaintops songs in that respect (‘Axis: Thrones Of Love’ springs to mind), due to the subtle beauty that’s tinged with sadness. Gorgeous.
Listen to “Holy Fool” and pick up the debut album from Plume Records on March 25th.
On their latest single, “The Fox,” the band drifts breezily through a buoyant melody accompanied by echoing vocals that feel as if you could reach and touch their gossamer lines. Equal parts hushed atmospherics and wobbly dream pop beats, the song is a wonder to hear, a languid exploration of the band’s influences without the slightest trace of artifice or imitation.