Thank God, it’s still summer! At least on this side of the planet… Why? Cause, I cannot imagine listening to Dream Phases‘ rare, psych-pop gem ‘Clear Skies‘, without the sun shining over on the “clear blue skies”. Brandon Graham‘s brainchild, Dream Phases, sound like they have used the time capsule and landed sometime around mid 60’s, hanging around -smiling- in colorful t-shirts, with their best pals The Beatles, The Kinks.
No need for psilocybin mushrooms, just press the play button below. Grandiose psych-pop! “Beam us up, Brandon!“
‘Clear Skies‘ is from the EP coming digitally next week on September 4th.
Make sure you check the band’s tour dates below, since they are hitting Europe for a string of gigs, and hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to catch them live…
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Dream Phases started as the long ago bedroom recording project of songwriter Brandon Graham. After spending time developing the sound and being influenced by a host of home recording artists, Brandon passed his demos along to a few select friends, including his brother Shane and long time collaborator Kevin Baudouin. From there, Dream Phases was formed. Sharing a love ranging from noise pop to classic soul to dreamy folk, Dream Phases kicked off their live shows with a residency at Harvard & Stone in January 2017.
Shortly after formation, Dream Phases released their debut EP Maybe Tomorrow, produced by Graham himself and put out on Lolipop Records. Obscure Sound’s Mike Mineo called the album, “swaying, hypnotic melodies of vintage psych-folk and rock with a contemporary pop charm.” The March release also marked their first tour including an official showcase at South by Southwest. July saw the band tour as part of the Mad Alchemy Caravan with a host of Los Angeles and San Francisco bands and, most recently, Dream Phases released their latest single ‘Easy Love’ on Lunar Ruins followed by another tour.
“Dream Phases began home recording again after taking a break after my last band broke up,” Brandon explains. “I was then mostly touring and playing as a sideman, but start accumulating a decent wealth of songs. I recorded at home on my own for about 6 months developing the sound and once it was ready I brought in my friends to form the live band.”
Dream Phases is releasing an upcoming LP vinyl with two EPs. Side A is six brand new songs and side B is a reissue of Dream Phases’ first EP for the first time on vinyl, via Nomad Eel Records (Imaad Wasif, King Gizzard, Zig Zags).
ABOUT THE TRACK:
“Clear Skies” and “Going Up” were recorded at three different studios and had been floating around for a minute.
This new EP (the first six songs on the release) is mostly dealing with the break up of Brandon’s long time relationship, from the inception to the crumbling to the end and moving forward.
This LP is called Clear Skies and the vinyl will include our first EP on the second side, first time on vinyl.
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
9/6 – Berlin, De – Duncker Club
9/7 – Helsingor, Dk – Elvaerket
9/8 – Malmo, Se – Plan B Music Festival
9/11 – Paris, Fr – Supersonic * with the Blank Tapes
9/12 – London, Uk – Shackewell Arms * with the Blank Tapes
9/13 – Bristol, Uk – Lanes * with the Blank Tapes
9/14 – Margate, Uk – Tom Thumb Theatre
9/15 – St Omer, Fr – La Taverne de Duchenot
9/18 – Hossegor, Fr – Coolin
9/19 – Bordeaux, Fr – La Voute
9/20 – Barcelona, Sp – Upload Concert Hall * with Wooden Shjips
9/22 – Lyon, Fr – Le Trokson
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