If I was having a â€œchillwaveâ€ day, Iâ€™d wake up to a little Washed Out, spend the afternoon with Toro y Moi, and then head out for a night of no expectations, but endless possibilities with MillionYoung.
Iâ€™ve totally jumped on this â€œchillwaveâ€ bandwagon.Â So when MillionYoung was brought to my attention, I wasnâ€™t surprised that I took an immediate liking to the faraway, synthy sounds.
MillionYoung is one-man act Mike Diaz, who debuted his first and appropriately-titled Sunndreamm EP this past September, which you can download for free here.Â And in just a few days, on January 19th to be exact, youâ€™ll be able to get your hands on the Be So True EP.
Like Washed Out â€“ which has become the band that every other â€œchillwaveâ€ act is measured against â€“ MillionYoung is balmy and atmospheric.Â However, more fitting comparisons can be drawn to the likes of Toro y Moi â€“ not only because MillionYoung is sprinkled with electro-pop goodness, but also because both feature just one brave soul exploding into colorful sound.
MillionYoung makes me feel like I am right there hanging out with Diaz, but in this super-enhanced sensory experience.Â Transparent Blog captured this feeling best when writing about the song â€œSoft Denialâ€ â€” â€ a new bubbling underwater delirium-disco partypopperâ€¦ the drowsy, tidal melancholy of its opening reverb-splashed guitar strains eventually opening out into a pulsating juggernaut of humid electro-house like it was no big thing at all.â€ (For the record, I love everything Jack Shankly writes on this site.)
MillionYoung will be in New York at Glasslands on March 11th and Pianos on March 12th.Â Meanwhile, check out two of my favorite tracksâ€¦
Also, Transparent has the song â€œSoft Denialâ€ (which I love) from the forthcoming EP here.