Jesus and Mary Chain’s more subdued material, you will fall in love with Tashaki Miyaki." /> TASHAKI MIYAKI: THE DREAM | L.A. RECORD

TASHAKI MIYAKI: THE DREAM

April 10th, 2017 | Album reviews

TASHAKI MIYAKI
The Dream
Metropolis

After much anticipation, LA-based duo Tashaki Miyaki has graced us all with an ethereal new album. The appropriately titled The Dream immediately invites you to close your eyes and slip into the haze. Paige Stark’s silvery voice is a delicate thread woven through Luke Paquin’s fuzzy guitar tones, punctuated by crisp tambourine hits. “Girls on TV” is a standout, with the band’s signature swirling reverb and sweet vocal harmonies reaching peak dreaminess. “Anyone But You” and “Keep Me In Mind” bring moments of romantic reminiscence, and “Get It Right” and “Out Of My Head” evoke starry-eyed longing. Listening to these velvety songs feels like going on a trip to the coast on an overcast day, which is arguably the best time to go. If you are a fan of Young Prisms, Hope Sandoval, or the Jesus and Mary Chain’s more subdued material, you will fall in love with Tashaki Miyaki.

—Julia Gibson