Dream-pop duo The Dream Eaters released their debut full-length We Are A Curse today, with an exclusive premiere hosted by PopDust earlier this week. Full of harmonious and powerful melodies, it’ll send chills up your spine as you descend into a murky dream-world of musical escapism and release.
“Even though we recorded We Are A Curse in about three months, it felt like it was years in the making,” shared Jake Zavracky. “Some of the songs are more than a few years old but arranging them for both of our vocals gave them new life. We probably demoed something like 75 songs in trying to get down to the ones that meant the most to us, which are the 10 that are on the album, and many of the songs that we ended up with were re-recorded 10 times over.”
The result is a pristine album of crystal clear vocal harmonizations and haunting melodies. The album’s first track and single “Dead On the Inside”, which premiered on The Revue last month, leads with a rising swell. Following it is “Neanderthals” which premiered on The Deli as a contrasting duality, which The Deli described as, “the song’s sonic architecture designed to shoot us into space, the lyrics bring us down to earth.”
The album was self-produced by Zavracky, hinting at musical talent far beyond performance. As he shared further, “I’ve had a lot of music used over the years on TV, including: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Sopranos, NCIS, JAG, Shameless, and Sugarboy (a Jimmy Fallon produced web series).” With such talented placements, it’s no wonder that precision and perfection are key values. Despite their vanity in the studio, they perform all elements live, utilizing looping pedals for a layered effect. The Dream Eaters will be touring regionally this summer across the New England and mid-Atlantic states; dates below.
We Are A Curse is available digital and physical CD format now on Bandcamp [here] and iTunes.
May 10 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY
May 12 – 1984 – Wilmington, DE
May 19 – Amity Teen Center – Woodbridge, CT
May 20 – Light Club Lamp Shop – Burlington, VT
June 7 – Epicure Cafe – Fairfax, VA
June 16 – Pete’s Candy Store – Brooklyn, NY
July 13 – Siren Records – Doylestown, PA
July 27 – The Fez – Stamford, CT
July 29 – Manhattan Pizza & Pub – Burlington, VT
August 24 – The Plough and Stars, Cambridge, MA
August 25 – Mocha Maya’s Coffee Pub & Music Venue – Shelburne Falls, MA
August 26 – Superfresh! Organic Cafe – Brattleboro, VT
About The Dream Eaters:
The Dream Eaters bring skin-tingling harmonies together as a dream-pop duo like no other. Blending the vocals of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron, their music will envelop and transform you. Formerly known as simply Jake and Elizabeth, the duo’s sound has evolved from classic shoe-gaze roots to a stripped down, dreamy and ethereal vocal focus. While they draw from a number of influences including dream pop, psychedelic, folk and rock genres, their sound stands in a category of its own, focused around the core of harmonious and haunting melodies.
The Dream Eaters story originated in 2015. After playing clubs with various projects and toiling in obscurity for years in his hometown of Boston and later New York City, Zavracky decided to give up the musicians dream and stop performing completely. Then, while working as a bartender at a dive bar in Brooklyn he met LeBaron, another bartender who had just relocated from Vancouver Island, BC. Discovering that they were fellow musicians, they began to collaborate and found an instant connection. As a composer and producer, Zavracky began writing songs for LeBaron to sing alone but soon found their voices blended together in harmony to create a wholly unique sound. With friends and a growing fanbase providing support, they released a number of EP’s and performed live as “Jake And Elizabeth.” As they began to further define their sound, they began performing under the name “The Dream Eaters.”
Their self-produced debut EP, Five Little Pills was released on June 23, 2016, as the first official release under their new band name. A bare-bones production that they self-recorded and released, it provided the precursor of solidifying their new sound and establishing the process they would use to record their first full-length debut album, We Are A Curse. The album is slated for release on April 14, 2017.
Photo Credit: Jason Speakman.
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