Dear Tracks is quite a departure from frontman Matt Messore’s former band, You Blew It!, but moving from Florida to Grand Rapids, Michigan can change your perspective and your sound. Messore says, “I moved to Michigan in 2013 with some bedroom recordings and the hope of forming a dream pop project with a friend I’ve known since 2007. I felt Michigan was a good place to move since I had always played good shows there on previous tours, and I felt it would be easier for me to focus on music there.”

Their first official release was a 7” single on Track and Field Records for the song “Wildflower” in early 2015. They spent the rest of the year writing and recording 4 new songs for their most recent EP, Soft Dreams, which came out in February 2016. The resulting jangly guitars, dreamy synths and drowned out vocals nod to The Jesus and Mary Chain, but much is owed to current bands like DIIV, Beach Fossils, and Real Estate. Dear Tracks sounds like the way you feel after a long Michigan winter, when you can finally sit outside on a sun-soaked, never ending summer day.