Longtime musical acquaintances Evan Linger and Julia Gaeta joined forces after cutting their teeth in various metal and punk scenes and their varied projects. During the chaos of the pandemic, the pair, now based in Europe, bonded over their American roots and mutual musical interests. Their collaboration, Dreamwheel, is a light, introspective mishmash of influences. There are elements of Cocteau Twins in Gaeta’s ethereal delivery, with the icy strength of Siouxsie and the complex melodies of Chameleons. You can also hear strong elements of Lush, Slowdive, and Jesus and Mary Chain echoing through their sound.