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One of the playlists on my iTunes is titled "dreamy". One reason for this is due to the rise of the popular "indie psychedelic" genre that Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, The Magnetic Fields, Deerhunter and many others have made so popular in recent years.

Animal Collective, and it's members under different monikers, have been creating "dreamy" sounds for years and have been monumental popularizing this particular genre. Their latest classic release Merriweather Post Pavilion, is a prime example of their influence.

On the song "Also Frightened" the lyrical question "Will it be just like their dreaming?" - and variations of - is repeated over and over to great success. This first installment of the Dream Playlist series features all new songs from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Spirit Spine, Bon Iver, Odawas, Loney Dear and ISAN. Oh, the songs are not necessarily about dreams per se, they just sound dreamy in some way or another.

"Also Frightened" - Animal Collective from Merriweather Post Pavilion

"Little Shadow" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs from It's Blitz!

"Boy In The Yard" - Odawas from The Blue Depths (sorta sound like Fleet Foxes)

"One Reminder, An Empty Room" - The Appleseed Cast from Sagarmatha

The second installment of this series, The Dream Playlist, will be published soon.

Look out for a new playlist of songs that are about, or feel like, spring. Plus, another installment of the popular playlist series The Great Unknowns: Rarely Heard Classic Songs.

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