Static Daydream is the new project of Paul Baker (founding member of Skywave and Ceremony), and their first full-length release is comprised of 11 noisy pop songs swathed in reverb and distortion.
In 2012, Paul, and his girlfriend and musical partner, Jamie Casey, began recording what would become their debut EP, "The Only One," released on Moon Sounds Records in 2014 to much adoration. Here's a review from Clank For Breakfast:
"Once you enter the door to the four melody-kisses-noise songs on this EP, you’re hooked and feel home in less than a sec. Whether it’s the dynamically circulating opener “The Only One” with its delightfully seductive, crisp chorus, the groovy “I Want To Break Your Heart” with its bittersweet charm and The Cure reminding guitar colors, the gently swirling dreampop cloud “Disbelief” featuring the fairylike, beautiful vocals by Jamie Casey and additional programming by Jake Reid (Screen Vinyl Image), or the closing noisepop candy “Inside” with its sparkling energy and sweet'n'yearning scent - this trip showcases skilful songwriting and offers embracing harmonies as well as crunchy edges, pulse-quickening, fiery moments as well as relaxed flirts".
Their self-titled album on Saint Marie Records with Moon Sounds Records, released in 2015, is full of melancholic, romantic, distortion-fueled songs, dripping with reverb and classic songwriting. Inspired by 60's girl groups, 80's and 90's British noise-pop, and assisted by Jake Reid of Screen Vinyl Image and Ice Station Mastering, Static Daydream's debut is full of dreamy, hook-laden songs reminiscent of Skywave, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Slowdive.
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