A quick listen to Faded, the new EP from ’80s-inspired dark-pop duo PBSM will find a wealth of influences from The White Lies and The Sound to The Whitest Boy Alive and Still Corners.

Wearing its influences clearly on its sleeve, the EP is a reminder to hold on to the myriad feelings of love and loving—the good just as much as the bad—and to reflect on and grow from them instead of letting them slip away and become Faded. Just as your scars and your photo albums both help tell the story of the good times and the bad times.

Taken from the EP, the duo have just released the video for the laid-back ballad, and opening track to the EP, “Dreams.” Check out the video here where PBSM has teamed up with pro-downhill skater Cole Trotta.

So, as we head into the hazy summer months, we can’t think of a better soundtrack to accompany you than that of the Faded EP and what better way to start than at the beginning with the wistful, laid-back sound of “Dreams”?

Artwork for ‘Faded’ by PBSM

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.