Asobi Seksu – Thursday

Dream pop is shoegazing’s cute sister sound: the lighter-than-air sibling. Where shoegazing often spirals down into feedback and distortion, dream-pop’s infinity of angels and ocean-sized textures lift you up, sending you floating somewhere above the world.

Currently on indefinite hiatus, Asobi Seksu released four albums of shoegazing-influenced dream pop, gaining not a great deal of chart success, but repeated film and tv spots, thanks in no small part to vocalist Yuki Chikudate’s stunning, soaring vocals and self-harmonies.