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Video Premiere: "Astral Asshole" by The Dream Eaters

The Dream Eaters; Photo Credit: Jason Speakman
3 April 2017

The Dream Eaters; Photo Credit: Jason Speakman

Brooklyn-based The Dream Eaters bring skin-tingling harmonies together as a dream-pop duo like no other. Blending the vocals of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron, their music will envelop and transform the listener.

The duo’s sound has evolved from classic shoegaze roots to a stripped down, dreamy and ethereal vocal focus. While they draw from a number of influences including dream pop, psychedelic, folk and rock genres, their sound stands in a category of its own, focused around the core of harmonious and haunting melodies.

Their self-produced debut EP, Five Little Pills, recorded as The Dream Eaters, was released on June 23, 2016. A bare-bones production that they self-recorded and released, it provided the precursor of solidifying their new sound and establishing the process they would use to record their first full-length debut album, We Are A Curse, which arrives on April 14th.

The Big Takeover is highly pleased to premiere an exclusive, live-in-studio performance by The Dream Eaters of their song “Astral Asshole”, a track from the upcoming album. Blending beautiful vocal harmonies with a psychedelic sonic and visual mix, it’s both compelling and dreamy.

Zavracky explains the process of recording the track in the studio, detailing, “When we play live, we use a looping pedal to record vocal harmonies. So at the end of this live version of “Astral Asshole”, I hit the looper pedal, we sing “I can’t remember where I’ve been, I can’t remember anything” and the looper records our vocals. Then it loops back to the beginning of the phrase and starts recording again. We record more layers of harmonies. Then I stop the recording and now it just plays back the looped harmonies as we ad lib over the end of the song.”

For more on The Dream Eaters, listen to their single Dead On the Inside released via The Revue last month.

We Are A Curse will be out out April 14, 2017; pre-order it here

If you’re a NYC local, you’ll want to catch them live at Halyards Bar in Brooklyn this weekend, Saturday, April 8 (details) or Monday, May 10 at Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan!

Thanks to the following – video was shot & edited by Dave Bunting of King Killer Studios and filmed at Behind The Curtains Media / Switchbitch Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

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