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New Old Lacy Bed: “Hold Your Dreams”

There’s a lot of twee music out there in Japan, but only a few bands who really stand out from the jangly masses. Nagoya’s Old Lacy Bed is one of them, an outfit that makes very bouncy indie-pop highlighted by their vocals and vocal harmonies, which give the music an extra litheness. All of that is present on “Hold Your Dreams,” their newest song which feels a little bit joyfully downcast (now that’s twee!) before picking itself up with a skippy dash of “la la las” to close it out. One point of comparison would be a less reverb-drenched Vivian Girls…which is the point Japan Times writer Marissa Chen makes in a great article about Old Lacy Bed (and twee) that you should check out. Watch the video above.