Dear Tracks is a fuzzy new fascination of ours, but fronted by a familiar face. Matt Messore (formerly of You Blew It) moved from Florida to Grand Rapids, Michigan with the best of intentions to go a different route from the style of music he made with his former band. Joined by Victoria Ovenden (synth/keyboards/backing vocals), Jacob Juodawlkis (bass) and Alex Militello (drums/percussion), Dear Tracks released their first single in early 2015 and as of last week the band released their debut EP titled Soft Dreams.
In short: change is
good great. This EP is a refreshing debut and makes perfect sense to find out that bands such as DIIV, Beach Fossils, and Real Estate have a huge influence on Dear Tracks. In fact, “Dear Tracks sounds like the way you feel after a long Michigan winter, when you can finally sit outside on a sun-soaked, never-ending summer day.” Even if you’ve never been to Michigan during the winter, this is the perfect EP to turn on, tune in, and literally drop out. For fellow vinyl admirers you can grab the EP on either mint cassette/vinyl at Track and Field Records or violet cassette/vinyl over at Furious Hooves. Better yet, just grab them both because, why not? (For those of you who prefer the digital version, grab it on iTunes here.)
ICYMI: The band released their first music video for the 2nd single “Soft Dreams” from the EP, watch below!
Tomorrow (3/5) the band kicks off their East Coast tour in Champaign, Illinois at Mike N’ Molly’s. For more information about the tour including tickets – head over to deartracksband.com ! In the meantime, we’ll be twiddling our thumbs until a West Coast tour is announced.
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