The Dream Syndicate at Depot Leuven thu 20 oct.2022

by photosindarkness

New record. New label. Same groundbreaking music.

One of the most celebrated bands from the Los Angeles Paisley Underground that could stand out from its contemporaries for their wordplay and “edgy” energy. The Dream Syndicate was clearly influenced by Bob Dylan, as well as the loud, dark guitars of The Velvet Underground. Lead singer Steve Wynn was a strong enough songwriter to push the band in different directions. From the nervous sound on their first album “The Days of Wine and Roses” to 1986’s more rock-oriented “Out of the Grey.

There was a hiatus between 1989 and 2012. “It’s stupid to break up if you don’t have a fight,” Steve Wynn said about it. When they got back together, they began releasing experimental records such as the psychedelic “How Did I Find Myself Here?” and “The Universe Inside.

On June 10, Steve Wynn & co will release their new pitch ‘Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions’ on the new label Fire Records. As founding members of the Paisley Underground scene of late 1980s Los Angeles, they tout this record as a major sonic departure from the psychedelic Neil Youngish guitar-oriented jam rock of their previous discography. With “Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions,” the band explores thoroughly psychedelic and kaleidoscopic (guitar) tripping while still remaining grounded in their alternative-rock groove. Curious to see how that will play out live!(source: Depot)


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