The DREAM SYNDICATE – ” Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions “

Posted: March 8, 2022 in MUSIC

The brand-new album from the Dream Syndicate blends vintage krautrock, eno-like ambience, neu-inspired rhythmic groove and a Californian sun baked sheen into the their classic psychedelic, melodic, hue.

The Dream Syndicate have moved well past their early velvet underground influences and taken on british glam, german prog, and more featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, lead guitarist Jason Victor plus their newest member Chris Cacavas (you remember him from the 1980s Los Angeles band Green On Red), on keyboards, plus guest appearances from Stephen Mccarthy (of the Long Ryders) and Marcus Tenney’s expressive sax and trumpet work. “clever, ambitious, and blessedly noisy.”

Lead single ‘Where I’ll Stand’  opens with vintage Krautrock electronic synths blending into a classic Dream Syndicate vibe – not unlike “Tell Me When It’s Over” that kicked off ‘The Days of Wine and Roses’ – with touches of Bowie’s opening song on Scary Monsters “It’s No Game”.

“It feels like an attempt–via the lyrics and the circular chord progression–to impose some kind of order and logic on a world that was severely lacking in both respects at the time.” Steve Wynn

“atmospheric rock music veering between noise and subtlety compelling.” 

Available in LTD ed. Transparent Violet LP, Black LP & CD. Also available the ‘Dream Syndicate Battle Hymns Bundle’: LTD ed. Violet LP + Enamel Pin + Tote Bag + Baseball Cap + Slipmat.

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