mp3: "Unreal" - Shiny Times

When warmer weather arrives it seems like the sad, mopey tunes I listened to just don't have their place. Instead, I crave something as jubilant and full of promise as a Spring morning. Lucky for me and now you, I'm stoked to have the soundtrack of Shiny Times as my Spring time guide. Fans of the husband/wife duo Tape Waves will recognize this songstress as Kim Weldin, but for those new to her music be prepared for something as sweet as sunshine. The entire album is a literal diamond field of dreamy lo-fi pop, but I fell for "Unreal" the first time I heard it. It's coasting on some serious Best Coast vibes with a totally over it song, and with Kim's syrupy vocals it lands daintily but direct.