Exclusive: Unsigned Indie Poppers Dreamers Premiere Addictive Self-Titled EP

Kirstin Roby


Start with “Wolves,” an infectious track that would sound at home on alternative radio in-between Phoenix and Young the Giant.

An awful lot of unsigned indie bands are hustling around Brooklyn, but we’ll save you the time by pointing out one that definitely deserves attention -- an infectious trio called Dreamers.

The four tracks on their brand new self-titled EP showcase a band that sounds ready for the big leagues. Their peppy guitar rock is assembled from familiar pieces -- clanging riffs and fervent choruses abound -- but it’s sincere and infectious enough to sound better and better as the spins mount. It’s best to start with “Wolves,” a tight track that would sound at home on alternative radio in between, say, Phoenix and Young the Giant. Conveniently enough, it’s the first song on their new self-titled EP. Even more convenient, Billboard is streaming it exclusively ahead of its Nov. 18 release date.


“In preparation for the EP, we took a few months off from playing live so that we could really focus on writing and it really allowed us to enter into a whole new headspace,” the band tells Billboard. Dreamers retreated with producer Danny Kalb to a studio called Ravensworth in the forests outside Charlottesville, VA, and used coffee, bottled water, and 13 hours of recording per day to craft the EP. “It's been quite a journey as an independent band, through van breakdowns and periods of semi-homelessness, but we were able to make something greater than anything we had before.”

“In addition to the music itself, we wanted to create a visual element which brought to life what we imagined in the songs,” the band says. “We made a ton of videos and bizarre artwork on our website, and we're delighted to present something really special to us and share it with the universe.”

For a sampling, check out the slasher flicky music video for EP track “My Little Match.”


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