Mr. Dream’s a Brooklyn trio who play sloppy, shambling post-punk. If their MySpace updates seem especially amusing and well-written, you should probably blame guitarist/vocalist Adam Moerder and drummer Nick Sylvester. Moerder covers music for Pitchfork and you ought to remember Sylvester from his writing at RIFF MARKET and in Perineum zine and before that Pitchfork, the Village Voice, etc. (Note: Bassist Matt Morello is not a writer.) Unlike a bunch of other bands featuring music critics (Yo La Tengo don’t count), Mr. Dream don’t suck. In fact, they’re a lot of fun. See, for instance, the rambunctious 9-5ers anthem “Knuckle Sandwich” from their forthcoming second 7″ No Girls Allowed. Sylvester produced and it was mixed by (fellow writer and ex-Get Him Eat Him member) Matt LeMay. Sylvester notes:
For some of the wackier guitar tones and scratches, I was really into the Talk Normal album, and how well they and Nicolas Vernhes managed to make difficult/harsh noise sound really soft and pretty.
You should be able to get it on vinyl in a month or so, after which there’ll be another 7″ and then a full-length. But before we get ahead of ourselves, take a listen.
- Mr. Dream – “Knuckle Sandwich”Download
Catch them live 3/18 at Bruar Falls in Brooklyn with Steve Shiffman & The Land Of No. They have an amusing Twitter.