The Dreamy Soundscapes of Nightjacket: A Fresh Take on Modern Dream Pop Thoughts+Photos: Nightjacket at The Echo for Dum Dum Fest 6/24/23
ECHO PARK, CA-
“… Witnessing Nightjacket live for the first time was akin to unearthing a forgotten vinyl from the golden age of dream pop. The unmistakable echoes of Mazzy Star permeated the venue, with lead singer Andrea Wasse channeling the enigmatic aura of Hope Sandoval. Yet, Nightjacket isn’t just a reflection of the past; they’ve injected their own pulse into the genre, running a few RPM faster and giving it a contemporary edge.
The band seamlessly blended introspective lyricism with an ethereal soundscape, wrapping the audience in a comforting, yet mysteriously intriguing embrace. If Mazzy Star’s allure was a languid, starlit waltz, Nightjacket’s is a spirited nocturnal dance on the same cosmic floor.
Their performance was a hauntingly beautiful reminder of dream pop’s timeless charm, with a refreshing twist. One leaves with a sense of anticipation – Nightjacket is definitely a band to keep a close watch on. The horizon looks promising…”