Maybe there should be a rule prohibiting bands from teasing us with four great tracks and then leaving us with nothing except the replay button. But that is what Swedish duo Animal Daydream has done with their Easy Pleasures EP. From the opening “Canyon Rose”, with its reminders of the golden years of Teenage Fanclub to the pop gold of “Glass Ships” to the jangling Fleetwood Mac-worthy title track and closing track, the EP is packed with hooks and harmonies, an aural feel-good pill for your winter blahs. This little record is a great way to start out your 2015 music collection.
Animal Daydream are Daniel Fridlund Brandt and Alexander Wahl, and they are based in Gothenburg, Sweden. This EP is being released by the sharp-eared folks at Jigsaw Records, who have keen ears for great pop sounds.