Sneakpeek return today with new single “Serendipity,” to announce their long-awaited sophomore album, Scene Within A Dream, for a June 2 release. The Los Angeles duo premiered a video for the track via Under the Radar, who called it, “an intoxicating haze of pulsing rhythms and iridescent synth textures.”
Discussing, Sneakpeek’s Dora Hiller noted, “Inspired by the teachings of Abraham Hicks and Yogananda, ‘Serendipity’ is about the magic of synchronicity and how the universe sends us messages if we are willing to notice the signs.”
Hiller and Aric Bohn reemerged last autumn with the single, “Dreams That You Discarded,” time away focusing their creative energies on other mediums. The duo had released their self-titled debut album in 2013 on Burger Records, with the LA Times hailing it as a, “noisy nine-track album offering up heavy, druggy guitar riffs that’d make Kurt Vile (or Lou Reed) proud.”
While that record combined elements of dream pop with grungy, garage-rock sludge, “Dreams That You Discarded”
pointed to a new direction in the duo’s material, with one foot in abstract avant-garde and another foot firmly rooted within the sensibilities of new wave and disco embedded with strands of mutant DNA. Surrounded by walls of synthesizers and vintage drum machines in their Glassell Park home studio, Dora and Aric leaned into their psychedelic abandonments, taking them out on the dance floor.