Pop/punk rockers Dreams of Vertigo, have released their new single “Blakey’s Goldfinger,” and we’re excited to bring you the premiere of the accompanying music video (watch below). Already making an impression on the Orange County, CA scene, Dreams of Vertigo are known for show-stopping performances and for being influential advocates of the anti-pay-to-play movement in the Orange County music scene.
“Blakey’s Goldfinger” pays homage to their ex-lead guitarist and to one of their favorite ska/punk bands. A transition song during a time of change for the guys. The video features skater Sky Lee, who is sponsored by Jaseboards from Santa Ana, CA. The video was directed by Madson Schmitz.
Originally an acoustic project by Doug Ferguson (vocals/guitar), who has made a name for himself in Orange County over the last decade as a promoter, booking agent and scenester, Dreams of Vertigo (DOV) was founded the beliefs of making music with one rule: no limits. Established in 2012, the quartet released their EP, Lies and Alibis, in June 2012 and quickly gained a following. By November 2013, they were playing to 1,000 people at the House of Blues in Anaheim and local headliner gigs. In July 2014, Ferguson, Gonz Wofly (bass/vocals), Joe Keys (guitar/vocals) and Brandon Betts (drums) signed to Lucent Records and their sophomore EP, Reject University Part One: Freshman 15, was distributed through Sony. Debuting in the top 100 on Amazon.com, the EP featured the single “Head vs. Heart,” a collaboration with Mike Herrera of MxPx. Drawing musical and lifestyle influences from NOFX, Green Day, Blink 182, Sum 41, Unwritten Law and Mest, DOV identify most with artists who accomplish goals on their own terms.