Thursday, February 2, 2017

LA's Dreamers prepare to hit the road

The debut album release from LA-based alt-rock band Dreamers, "This Album Does Not Exist" is out now from Fairfax Recordings/Hollywood Records. The singles “Sweet Disaster” and "Drugs" have already been unleashed. 

Front man Nick Wold lived in a rehearsal studio for years, showering at a local gym and writing hundreds of songs. He recruited bassist Nelson and drummer, Jacob Wick, settled on the moniker Dreamers and began releasing tracks into the world with their independently released self-titled debut EP.

Breakout single "Wolves (You Got Me)", landed in rotation on Sirius XM's AltNation, and sat in the taste-making AltNation Top 18 Charts for months, all based on fan-votes. This sudden exposure in 2015 landed them not only a support slot on the Stone Temple Pilots run, but also a recording contract with Fairfax Recordings/ Hollywood Records.

The band has continued to see strong support from AltNation, with their current single, "Sweet Disaster," already receiving early spins from a host of other stations. It was top 10 most added at Alternative Radio in it's first week.

Co-produced by Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Cold War Kids) and recorded at Fairfax Recordings Studios (formerly Sound City), "This Album Does Not Exists" marks the bands first full length effort and follows two EPs. 

"This was a dream come true for us, as [Fairfax] is the studio where some of our favorite artists recorded: Tom Petty, Neil Young, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, and so many others," guitarist/vocalist Nick Wold tells Billboard. "The last year and a half has been a surreal journey, from a self induced houselessness, living in a practice space in Brooklyn for 2 years, to circling the US four times in a small van, seeing countless cities and meeting incredible people everywhere we went. It gave us a new perspective as a band, and we finally left our comfort zone to embrace movement and change. 'This Album Does Not Exist' is a blurred culmination of all our strange influences and varied experiences. I guess you could call it our dreams."

Their live show has seen them circle round the United States upwards of five times and open for the likes of Young Rising Sons, Atlas Genius, Zella Day and Brazilian Girls, as well as making their festival debut at Lollapalooza 2016 in Chicago. The band were on the road last fall with The Mowgli's and Colony House. 

An upcoming tour supporting The Griswolds runs from Feb. 8 in Seattle to mid-March in Denver. 

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