With a radiant indie rock sound at the helm, Ithaca-based duo Dear Apollo are–aptly so–on their way to the stars.

The duo’s members crafted their debut EP hundreds of miles apart from one another with the aid of Dropbox, a surprising factoid given their songs’ remarkable intimacy and rich texture.

One standout track is “Parachute,” which begins delicately with spacey analog synth and gentle vocals, which grow to a touching harmony once the first chorus hits. The tune collapses to a piano-based melody approximately two minutes in, which meets a steady, final build-up of instruments before one last utterance of “I need a parachute, and I need a push” tugs ever so lightly at the heartstrings.

Dear Apollo’s self-titled EP is available for purchase through the duo’s bandcamp page.