Just over a year ago, fate brought me to the land of thousand lakes where I experienced my first concert in Finland, thanks to Delay Trees, and discovered a world of indie music scene magical as its Nordic snow. The dream pop quartet had just released their second full-length, Doze, which eased its transition from the soaring, pretty tunes of their debut LP to a more formal reflection/experimentation on compositions. Now the Helsinki/Hämeenlinna-based band is set to release their third album in January 2014 via Soliti. Today, the first single off Readymade is available as a free download. An exemplary indie pop track, “Perfect Heartache” pleases with catchy harmonies delicately balanced with an intricate guitar work, harkening back to the jingle-jangle Rickenbacker sounds of The Church and R.E.M. in the eighties. But don’t expect the rest of Readymade to be a mere variation of its most radio-friendly song; Delay Trees has so much more to offer.
Learn more about Delay Trees from our interview piece.