Dream the Electric Sleep photo by Rob Dickes
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Dream the Electric Sleep’s new music video for their song “Headlights” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album Beneath the Dark Wide Sky, which is available now through Mutiny Records.
Vocalist/guitarist Matt Page comments on the video:
“The Dust Bowl of the 1930s created the conditions for a mass migration from the Great Plains to California. Thousands of families lost their farms and their cars became not only a means of escape, but a temporary home. The song ‘Headlights’” touches on the themes of loss, migration, economic instability, and life on the road, not only from a historical perspective, but also in terms of the conditions migratory workers face now in the United States.”
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Dream the Electric Sleep (formed in 2009) combine a spacey, heavy post-rock intensity with ’70s AOR and ’80s Darkwave. Influenced by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Neurosis, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Tears for Fears, Soundgarden, and The Who, Dream the Electric Sleep have spent the last eight years crafting an expansive, eclectic sound.
The Lexington, Kentucky based band features Matt Page on vocals and guitar, Joey Waters on drums, and Chris Tackett on bass. The band contacted Grammy Award winning record producer Nick Raskulinecz when they learned he’d be interested in meeting with them. “We went to Nashville to meet him” Page explains, “and to jam at Rock Falcon Studio and had a blast. There was a real chemistry between all of us and we knew we’d found our guy.”
Thus begun work on Beneath the Dark Wide Sky, which marks a clear shift in the band’s songwriting style and sonic quality. Their previous two independently produced and released albums, “Lost and Gone Forever” (2011) and “Heretics” (2014) are still available online.
Raskulinecz, who has produced multiple Grammy winning bands such as Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Rush, and Alice in Chains, helped shape “Beneath the Dark Wide Sky” with his commitment to crafting an emotive sound palette and capturing high energy performances.