Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joey Vannucchi began making music as From Indian Lakes seven years ago in California, near Yosemite National Park (in a town called Indian Lakes), when he released The Man with Wooden Legs (stream it below) as a five-piece, creating “something special on their first attempt,” according to Sputnik Music. Since then, From Indian Lakes have continued to record and tour—alternating between Vannucchi solo and as a full band. From Indian Lakes (above performing, “Breathe, Deeply” for Auidotree Live) release their third studio album, Everything Feels Better Now, on Friday, and they kick off an American tour tonight at Mercury Lounge’s early show.
Tessa Murray (vocals) and Greg Hughes (multiple instruments) formed Still Corners (above, doing “I Wrote in Blood” live in studio for KEXP FM) nine years ago in London. The duo’s third studio album, Dead Blue (stream it below), arrived last month, garnering plenty of praise. Sure, lots of other groups also make synth-driven, spacey, psychedelic dream pop, “there are literally thousands of acts making this kind of music, from M83 to Tamaryn, Keep Shelly in Athens to Neon Indian,” claims the Line of Best Fit. “It’s nothing new, no. But Still Corners just do it better than the rest.” Still Corners perform live as a full band, and you can see them tomorrow night at the late show at Mercury Lounge.