Sundial Mottos bursts the dream pop bubble with its lo-fi sound
Milwaukee group Sundial Mottos made their debut a little over a year ago with their self-titled release and brought a refreshing yet nostalgic take on dream pop. Since then, the group has been playing shows occasionally, but consistently, with some previews into what this EP would hold. Well, this month, the band finally released it. The long-awaited sequel is called "II" and it graduates and solidifies Sundial Mottos' unique sound.
The group's distinctive lo-fi sound remains true in "II." With their relatable lyrics, wistful melodies and genre-blurring effects, Sundial Mottos has a distinct tone that's reminiscent of the darker side of new wave (think The Cure, Depeche Mode, etc.) combined with the upbeat rhythm and daze in dream pop.
Engineered and mixed by Ian Olvera at The Midwest Sound and mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering, the EP is a great fall dream escapade. Listen below.