Deep Elm, 2012
I bet you didn’t even know that the gap between Sigur Rós and The Antlers was one that needed plugging. Well, it evidently did, and the good news is The Dandelion War have already gone and done it for you. The band are not coy about their influences, and it has to be said, they do them proud. The instrumentation is carefully deliberated: affecting, yet never mawkish; and the skill and musicianship is considerable. It’s dreamy, shoegazey, and brimming with pathos: in short, lovely.