Hear Pillar Point's Surging Synth-Pop Fantasy 'Dreamin''

Enigmatic Seattle songwriter plots Polyvinyl 7-inch release

Pillar Point 'Dreamin' 'Diamond Mine' Polyvinyl stream
Pillar Point Photo by Scott Everett
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Pillar Point likes to keep things mysterious. Little is known about the Seattle synth-and-song project, but the calming vocals and glistening production put the man seen above in a class with Active Child and Superhumanoids — new romantics whose approach to songcraft is as heartfelt as it is carefully composed. With a home now on Polyvinyl Records, Pillar Point has a 7-inch on the way later this year. The upbeat A-side "Diamond Mine" has been circulating for a bit and now we have "Dreamin'," a slowly surging song whose mood is neatly summed up by the first words uttered: "Like a summer dream." The combination of bass-line and beat gives the track a powerful earthly thrust, while our host paints a surreal picture of love in the clouds. For more, explore the Pillar Point and Polyvinyl sites. 

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