Gap Dream’s fuzzy, eclectic pop is the project of Gabe Fulvimar, who grew up in Ohio listening to indie legends like Sonic Youth and Pavement. Fulvimar spent his teens and twenties playing in area bands, including an early version of the Black Keys, while also working on his own music, including the Krautrock-inspired project Warm. A fateful 2010 meeting with the Burger Records crew during one of the label’s Burgermania package tours led to Fulvimar recording in earnest, inspired by the psych pop of Conspiracy of Owls. He continued to talk to the label team, ultimately sending them some of his demos; Burger was impressed enough to release Gap Dream’s self-titled album via cassette in January 2012, and give the band a spot in its SXSW showcase that year (Suicide Squeeze issued the album on CD later that year). After moving to California to be closer to the Burger crew, Fulvimar collaborated with Conspiracy of Owls/Go main man Bobby Harlow on the second Gap Dream album, Shine Your Light, which arrived in November 2013.