Dreamers - Slowdown - Front Room729 North 14th Street Omaha,NE
10/13/2018 9:00 PM - 10/13/2018 11:00 PM
On their sophomore album Phenomena, DREAMERS reflect on restless nights, toxic romance, and all the highs and lows of ill-fated infatuation. To capture that emotional chaos, the L.A.-via-Brooklyn trio deliver a genre-defying sound built on visceral rhythms and dynamic guitar work that’s equal parts frenetic and fragile.
“Our last album was a super-fun, summer-of-love kind of record, but this one goes into autumn and gets darker,” notes vocalist/guitarist Nick Wold, whose bandmates include bassist/vocalist Nelson and drummer Jacob Wick. “When we started writing I had just gone through a big breakup, and had to really find myself again. That, combined with being on tour for two years straight—and dealing with a new, troubled political climate—made for a deeper and more aggressive album. These are things that change you forever, and though we were just trying to write our rock-and-roll dream songs, you can’t help but notice those things bleeding through.”
Phenomena arrives as the follow-up to DREAMERS’ full-length debut This Album Does Not Exist, a 2016 release whose lead single “Sweet Disaster” shot to No. 7 on the Alternative radio chart. A powerful introduction to their expansive brand of alt-rock, that album took shape in fits and starts, with the band heading into the studio whenever they had a break from touring—a relentless schedule that’s seen DREAMERS sharing stages with such acts as Catfish and The Bottlemen and Weezer, in addition to appearing at major festivals like Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, and Firefly.