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In the movie Wrong Turn the group/artist, Dream Syndicate, played a song in this movie and I'm looking for this song/CD. I don't know the name of the song, just the name is Dream Syndicate and I need to know which CD of Dream Syndicate to get.

Help me!!

Angela Gordon, Tuesday, 9 December 2003 21:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Elvis Telecom to thread!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 22:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the song's called halloween and you can find it on the days of wine and roses CD.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 22:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I love that song.

Days of Wine and Roses is a really nice CD. It won't blow you away, but it's extremely nice.

Debito (Debito), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 23:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Shit, it blew me away at the time, and upon reissue.

Colin Meeder (Mert), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 23:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

that is one of the greatest guitar solos in my opinion.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 00:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I really love When You Smile.

may pang (maypang), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 02:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

If I ever become a famous enough rock star(tm) so that Mojo Magazine comes round and interviews me for that "Last Night A Record Changed My Life" column, Days Of Wine And Roses would be my #1 pick. I remember vividly the first time I heard it... Senior year of high school and I was sitting in my dorm room, probably listening to U2 or something when a friend of mine came by with the album and said that I needed to hear it: "it's new".

It was like a replay of the ending scene in SLC Punk right then and there. My head completely rearranged itself trying to get a handle on it. Genius, godawful screeching racket, or both? The answer of course is yes.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 02:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

just what the hell is with the Dream Syndicate, anyway? Like, in terms of their name. Like, i didn't think that, strangely out of respect, you could blatantly steal the name of another group. Odd.

rob mcd, Wednesday, 10 December 2003 03:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

use 'Like' one more fucking time.. go ahead I dare you!


;)

nothingleft (nothingleft), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 03:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It won't blow you away, but it's extremely nice.

no. no. no. if ever an album was mind-blowing, it's this one.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 07:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Agreed. The way the two guitars play together is mesmerizing and inspiring. If you like guitars, I guess.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 16:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I just want to point out the "halloween" is a karl precoda song and perhaps more atypical of this-era dream syndicate. that being said, it's my favorite dream syndicate song.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 17:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ditto to all of this, and if you buy the album get the Rhino re-issue that has their first EP on it as well.

nickn (nickn), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 21:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've yet to buy the CD re-ish, but the record has never strayed far from my stereo, though I confess I'm a late-comer in some ways--I got the record in ... oh jesus, like 9 years ago? is that possible?

there's some sentence construction for you. But really one of my favorite records. Halloween is a wonderful song, but When You Smile and That's What You Always Say had the most immediate impact on me. Gotta pull it out again (the record that is).

nick ring (nick ring), Thursday, 11 December 2003 02:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i like them but the first Rain Parade album trumps it in every way

the surface noise (electricsound), Thursday, 11 December 2003 02:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i heart dennis duck the most.

(and i dont really think rain parade has held up that well over the years, which could also be said about Green On Red too).

jack cole (jackcole), Thursday, 11 December 2003 02:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Did they ever reissue Medicine Show? It's not as good as their first but it was MY first album of theirs so I can't help but think that it's a pretty decent LP as well.

Never heard of Rain Parade though. I'll try finding that.

may pang (maypang), Thursday, 11 December 2003 03:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the rain parade album you want is "emergency 3rd rail power trip" and it is IMO the second best paisley underground album ever

the surface noise (electricsound), Thursday, 11 December 2003 03:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

what's the first?

jack cole (jackcole), Thursday, 11 December 2003 03:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

opal "early recordings"

the surface noise (electricsound), Thursday, 11 December 2003 03:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

opal's "early recordings" is damn good, i grant ya. i like the first opal on sst, too (though i cant abide but what opal evolved into).

i'd probably place dream syndicate's Days of Wine and Roses as number one on my list, with True West's Hollywood Holiday second.

jack cole (jackcole), Thursday, 11 December 2003 03:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I was wondering.. while in the Dream Syndicate, did Kendra Smith ever sing on anything more than that one song on Days of Wine and Roses?

may pang (maypang), Thursday, 11 December 2003 03:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I was wondering.. while in the Dream Syndicate, did Kendra Smith ever sing on anything more than that one song on Days of Wine and Roses?

Nope just the one song. It was the only song she sang live too.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 11 December 2003 06:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

She sang "All Tomorrow's Parties" (in German) on a flexidisc I have somewhere. It may not be with DS, but it's from that era. Also she sings a song or two on the Rainy Day compilation, which should be mentioned in any best paisley underground thread.

nickn (nickn), Thursday, 11 December 2003 06:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Did they ever reissue Medicine Show?

I saw Steve Wynn play earlier in the year, and he said during the show that he hoped Medicine Show would be re-released on CD next year.

There's a comment here

http://www.stevewynn.net/qanda.php

saying they are working on getting it out on Sid Griffin's label

quiksilver messenger (quiksilver messenger), Thursday, 11 December 2003 21:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
I'm listening to "Days Of Wine and Roses" for the first time right now. I really like the guitar sound. Any suggestions in the "if you like this, you'll like...." department?

alex in montreal, Wednesday, 25 August 2004 11:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I recommend Luna's "Penthouse" .. who kinda ripped off the Dream Syndicate wholesale ... still, if you're just in it for the enjoyment ...

dave225 (Dave225), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 12:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd be interested in more answers to this, too. I really thought Karl Precoda had a nice loud thing goin' on, but then he disappeared from the group and, apparently, from music.

The most similar sound I can thnk of is Robert Quine (RIP), especially when he was playing with Lou Reed. Others?

briania (briania), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 13:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, Karl Precoda is in an instrumental band now, I think.

danh (danh), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 13:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Last Days of May

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 13:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"I'd be interested in more answers to this, too. I really thought Karl Precoda had a nice loud thing goin' on, but then he disappeared from the group and, apparently, from music".

Thin White Rope were different, but shared with Dream Syndicate the same love for screeching guitar interplay. And the dry, ascetic sound of _Days of Wine and Roses_ has something to do with Feelies' _Crazy Rhythms_.
For what's worth, I worship the memory of all these groups as some of the best American bands ever (Gun Club are just a little behind).

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 13:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the jog, Dan & Ned. Good to know the guy's still playing. And Thin White Rope were definitely in that category, too -- I'm with you, Marco, re American guitar bands of that certain vintage.

briania (briania), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 13:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Funny, 'cause I was listening to both "Days Of Wine and Roses" and "Crazy Rhythms" for the first time today.

alex in montreal, Wednesday, 25 August 2004 17:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thin White Rope are one of the major gods in my personal pantheon - musically and lyrically too. I'm sure one day I'll finally meet Guy Kyser and ask a couple of things about his old band. :)

Marco Damiani (Marco D.), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 17:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

is he still playing music?

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 17:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
Man, I'm telling you, the Days of Wine & Roses is soooo much better than Madonna's Like A Virgin album it's not even funny. I refuse to listen to crappy music anymore. I will not put myself through it.

Bimble, Sunday, 8 April 2007 22:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Doesn't anyone know who this band are out there? This is amazing stuff. "Until Lately" even sounds like the Fall.

Bimble, Sunday, 22 April 2007 00:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

Steve Wynn: "We were ripping off the Fall as much or more than the Velvets...I was trying to make Days of Wine And Roses sound like Hex Induction Hour, Slates, things like that."

I liked DOWAR a lot but the Medicine Show and Out Of The Grey did nothing for me. I still have Live At Raji's if I ever feel the need to hear any of their post-debut music, even though I haven't played it in a dozen years.

Myonga Vön Bontee, Sunday, 22 April 2007 23:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

TS: Dream Syndicate vs Only Ones. I know where ILM would vote but it's be a hard one for me.

wanko ergo sum, Monday, 23 April 2007 02:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love Days of Wine and Roses, but the Medidicine Show sounds like a completely different band. Interestingly, I seems to recall on AMG that Steve Wynn was the most fond of that album.

Anyone else prefer the Dream Syndicate EP version of When You Smile? It's raw. Like sushi.

gnarly sceptre, Monday, 23 April 2007 09:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

The EP version of That's What You Always Say is one of my favourite songs ever.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 23 April 2007 10:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have a copy of the days of wine and roses on some french label and it has maybe the most hideous sleeve ever. it looks should be a satanic pygmy nazi prog metal concept album. and the proper artwork is so tastefully neutral and factory-ish too. the opal early recordings is fantastic, are any of Kendra Smiths's solo records worth getting?

cw, Monday, 23 April 2007 10:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

"The Medicine Show" is still unavailable on CD, isn't it?

Geir Hongro, Monday, 23 April 2007 11:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dream Academy vs Dream Syndicate ?

grap-fu, Monday, 23 April 2007 11:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Or Dream Theater, maybe?

Geir Hongro, Monday, 23 April 2007 11:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Or Dream Weaver, even?

gnarly sceptre, Monday, 23 April 2007 12:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Been slowly going through my archive of stuff and #1 on the list is this... Dream Syndicate, July 1982 at the Tower Records in El Toro, CA (where I spent a LOT of money over the years). All five songs are on my YouTube stream but if you're going to watch one make it this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG03K1Iuazw

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 4 March 2010 20:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Also, The Medicine Show is finally getting reissued

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 4 March 2010 20:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha, finally! i interviewed Steve in 2001 or 2002 and asked him when that record would be reissued. he said "i'm working on it!"

tylerw, Thursday, 4 March 2010 20:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

More like, Steve Wynn owns the name "Dream Syndicate" and can do what he wants, and Kendra et al. don't care.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 15:48 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm sure kendra is writing a strongly worded letter to the media on papyrus leaves as we speak.

tylerw, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 15:52 (four years ago) Permalink

no. no. no. if ever an album was mind-blowing, it's this one.

― lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 07:09

what she said

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 17:23 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm sure kendra is writing a strongly worded letter to the media on papyrus leaves as we speak.

And I'm sure Mr. Precoda is frantically searching his apartment for his one-hitter.

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 17:53 (four years ago) Permalink

And I'm sure Mr. Precoda is frantically searching his apartment for his one-hitter.

Don't be so sure about that: http://www.theatrecinema.vt.edu/About/People/_bios/bio_KarlPrecoda.html

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 19:16 (four years ago) Permalink

I saw that, well done, Karl. But, it's still very possible.

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 19:29 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I've got the expanded debut, Medicine Show and the "Tell Me When It's Over" best-of, all of which I think are great. How does "Out Of The Grey" and "Ghost Stories" compare? Are the best bits on the comp? Lastly, is "Live At Rajis" as good as its rep?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 9 August 2013 18:49 (four years ago) Permalink

LIVE AT RAJI'S is a solid set from that era of DS. But it's not the early DS freakouts. Pretty tight, no slack in sight. Worth buying if you like that period.

Man, I haven't listened to OUT OF THE GREY in likely decades, but I still love "Boston" for Culver's guitar.

Matt M., Friday, 9 August 2013 19:18 (four years ago) Permalink

Out of the Grey is worth having, but I never warmed up to Ghost Stories.

Question: If one has the single-disk Raji's is the expanded set worth getting?

And finally, there is a live set called Live from Studio Z (Sep, 1982) that's excellent. I thought it was on CD at one point, but I only see Wolfgang's Vault now ($5 download, definately worth it).

DS live at Studio Z

nickn, Friday, 9 August 2013 22:23 (four years ago) Permalink

It is on CD, called The Day Before Wine And Roses, on Atavistic. And it's in my living room.

nickn, Saturday, 10 August 2013 04:27 (four years ago) Permalink

There's some great live recordings up on archive.org too:
http://archive.org/details/ds1983-02-10.lateshow
http://archive.org/details/ds1983-02-10.earlyshow
http://archive.org/details/ds1982-03-26.flac16

(there's more, just dig around)

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 10 August 2013 09:45 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

DS doing the Ghostbusters theme.

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/sevens_cover_versions_of_ghostbusters_from_the_dream_syndicates_1984_tour

nickn, Sunday, 19 October 2014 06:29 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

The show last night was quite good. High energy and nice full room. Added bonus, they played only songs from the 1st two records. (And a cover.)

kwhitehead, Sunday, 16 November 2014 18:17 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

as much as i hate to admit it, the bonus stuff on the new Days of Wine & Roses reissue makes it worth getting... of course, you'll have to hold on to the old reissue too!
really think the original lineup would be nicely served by a box set, w/ the album proper plus live stuff, singles, rehearsals, etc...

tylerw, Thursday, 18 June 2015 21:44 (two years ago) Permalink

Sounds good, why don't you get on that Tyler!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 19 June 2015 01:34 (two years ago) Permalink

What's on the bonus disc? Saw the reissue today but assumed it was live tracks or something else I don't need.

Speaking of live tracks, how was that The Day After The Days Of Wine and Roses or whatever the live CD was called that was released last year?

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Friday, 19 June 2015 02:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Day Before is lovely, several long guitar workouts.
Shame the new Days of doesn't have the e.p. anymore. At least I do have the very old separate cd of that I think, though don't remember the last time I saw it.

Stevolende, Friday, 19 June 2015 07:55 (two years ago) Permalink

here's the hype on the bonus stuff

Calling on the band’s long time archivist Pat Thomas (previously producer of reissues of four other titles from the Dream Syndicate), the previous “bonus tracks” from the 2001 Rhino CD have been replaced with a slew of never-before-heard songs and/or recordings that capture the first year of the classic lineup of Wynn/Precoda/Smith/Duck in all their low-fi glory. These are rehearsal tapes that capture a pair of songs that later turned up on the Medicine Show. Longtime fans have often wondered what it would have sounded like had Kendra Smith stayed in the band for its second full-length album. Now the band’s followers will know: these versions don’t possess the ’70s FM rock sound that Medicine Show had. Instead, they sound like Television’s Marque Moon LP. The four other bonus tracks included in this new version are four original, vintage Dream Syndicate songs that nobody outside the band has ever heard, including a nearly 10-minute Kraut-rock-inspired jam!

might be a bit hyperbolic there, haha, but i can't get enough of this lineup of the band.

tylerw, Friday, 19 June 2015 14:18 (two years ago) Permalink

dammit they are pushing my Kendra Smith buttons, bastards

sleeve, Friday, 19 June 2015 14:25 (two years ago) Permalink

the classic lineup of Wynn/Precoda/Smith/Duck in all their low-fi glory

Yes!

curmudgeon, Friday, 19 June 2015 14:44 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh dip

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 19 June 2015 15:00 (two years ago) Permalink

The Rhino DoW&R (with the ep, rehearsal tracks, and the 15 Minutes single as bonus material) is going for $75 on Amazon.

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 19 June 2015 15:12 (two years ago) Permalink

wow, crazy!
so yeah, a definitive days of wine & roses box set would be

15 minutes single
EP
early rehearsal tracks
day before wine & roses
days of wine & roses
post-days of wine & roses live collection
post-days of wine & roses rehearsals

tylerw, Friday, 19 June 2015 15:15 (two years ago) Permalink

in all their low-fi glory

Wimmels, Friday, 19 June 2015 15:16 (two years ago) Permalink

would definitely buy tyler's proposed box set though, in a heartbeat

Wimmels, Friday, 19 June 2015 15:17 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm also one of those loonies who really likes Medicine Show

Wimmels, Friday, 19 June 2015 15:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I love "Medicine Show" too!

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 19 June 2015 15:27 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i was just listening to that one -- love it, but i really do think of it as an almost totally different band.

tylerw, Friday, 19 June 2015 15:28 (two years ago) Permalink

which is crazy since they just lost the bassist, but still ...

tylerw, Friday, 19 June 2015 15:28 (two years ago) Permalink

You can still get a lot of the live stuff at archive.org though can't you?
I don't know why I never got around to getting the Rhino remaster. I had both the lp and the e.p. as separate cds might be why.
I also have Day Before which I love. But haven't listened to in way too long.
Actually surprised nothing from it has popped up on the old walkman i went back to since the more recent one died, I think I have the whole cd on there.

Stevolende, Friday, 19 June 2015 21:27 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah more than 200 shows up on archive.org. hadn't seen that there were some of the reunion shows up.

tylerw, Friday, 19 June 2015 21:33 (two years ago) Permalink

This thread sent me down the Dream Syndicate wormhole this evening - thank you. Is it really such heresy that I dig 'Out of the Grey' a lot?

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 19 June 2015 22:26 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Weathered and Torn (3½, The Lost Tapes 85-88)

The Dream Syndicate's lost album, recorded in Los Angeles between their third and fourth official albums and featuring Chris Cacavas of Green on Red

john. a resident of chicago., Friday, 6 November 2015 15:51 (two years ago) Permalink

150-gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve; limited to 500 copies.

curmudgeon, Friday, 6 November 2015 16:07 (two years ago) Permalink

sounds kinda cool, had no idea that existed

tylerw, Friday, 6 November 2015 16:21 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

and i really don't know
cause i don't wanna know

dynamicinterface, Friday, 3 June 2016 12:49 (one year ago) Permalink

Just goes to show how wrong you can be

Prince Rogers (Version) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 June 2016 13:38 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...
five months pass...

some news about the forthcoming album -- amazingly, with a guest appearance from Kendra Smith!

At one point during the making of our new record I said to my bandmates, "hey, you only get one chance to make a first Dream Syndicate album in 30 years once in your life." It's a strange statement but one that's hard to refute (unless we end up making one at some point in our late 80's--which, well, you never know).

But that was the attitude we brought to the project. Either the record was going to be great, everything we hoped it would be, or we would just shelve and write it off, both financially and publicly, as a bold experiment that didn't work out.

We felt the odds were in our favor. The 50+ shows we'd played since we reunited back in 2012 had been among the best the band ever played, the perfect mix of agile improvisation, wild abandon and rock solid grooves that had always been the band's hallmark. The only 21st century addition to the band, guitarist Jason Victor who had played with me for years as a member of my solo backing band the Miracle 3, silenced any doubters within minutes of every show. He was the perfect and undisputed heir to the Syndicate axe-slingers who had come before--raw, mercurial, knowing and skilled.

And I wrote a bunch of songs to take down to Montrose Studios in Richmond, Virginia, a place I had worked often in recent years and felt was the perfect immersive retreat where we could conduct our laboratory of past, present and future. It's the kind of studio where you can grab a guitar, sandwich, cup of coffee or beer from your temporary home and stroll just a handful of steps to the studio, ready to work at almost any hour of the day. The Dream Syndicate, after all, was never really about a ticking clock, never a slave to time or space.

The magic? It was there. It was there with almost as much ease and grace as the first rehearsal we had three years before in Madrid despite Mark Walton, Dennis Duck and I having not played together for several decades. In a little less than a week we recorded much more than we needed, guided as co-producer and joined on keyboards by our old pal Chris Cacavas (who was on hand as full-time chef as well--love that guy!)

It was obvious that this would become a record, would not be tucked away as a curio to ooze out over the decades as a bootleg or maybe even forgotten. This was for real. This was going to be the fifth album by the Dream Syndicate, albeit with a long gap since the fourth.

What was started in Richmond, ably recorded by Adrian Olsen (with assistance from his dad, Montrose Studio founder Bruce Olsen) was moved back north to be mixed at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey by the legendary John Agnello, who has produced, engineered and/or mixed six of my previous albums. He was the perfect choice, a kindred soul in history, savvy, humor and boundless enthusiasm. The cherry on top was the peerless mastering skills of Greg Calbi, another legend and another regular collaborator of mine.

Oh, and there was one last surprise, one more perfect link to our past and completing of the circle. One of the more intriguing of the songs we recorded was a hypnotic trance and mantra called "Recurring." I had a pretty decent lyric and sang a good vocal but somehow it just didn't work. The song and the riff were cool, the band's recording was evocative and beautiful. But I began to realize I wasn't the right singer for the song. And I knew immediately that the perfect singer would be the only other person to sing lead on a Dream Syndicate song, our original bass player Kendra Smith. I was amazed and delighted that my old friend and bandmate agreed to do it and then wrote some astounding lyrics and sang a vocal that at once as true to the spirit of the song and also turned the whole thing upside down. The song, now called "Kendra's Dream" is the perfect coda to the record, tying up loose ends from the past and then opening them up again to the future.

The past. The present. The future. I always felt that the Dream Syndicate was largely about receiving, carrying and then passing along a torch of the bands that we loved passionately but whom didn't necessarily get the love and attention they deserved, living in the shadows as cult favorites, secret passwords into a society of musical fanaticism and time-delayed impact on generations to come. When we made The Days of Wine and Roses, we were obsessed with bands like the Velvet Underground, the Fall, the Gun Club, Neu, the Stooges, Big Star, the Modern Lovers--bands who are much more well known now but were almost invisible at the time. Over the course of our lifetime we felt a kinship with other bands in our various scenes around the US (you can take your own guess, you'll probably be right) and in the years since we disbanded in 1988, I've heard bits of our sound in many bands that followed. It's how these things work and it's beautiful.

And that's one of the many things I love about this new record. It feels like the perfect mix of everything we loved and everything that followed in the wake of what we did and what we loved. It sounds like everything that I loved about the Dream Syndicate and yet sounds unlike any other record we made. It's what we did but it's also what we do. Dennis, Mark, Jason, Chris and I set the bar high. It's the way it had to be. And you know what? We cleared that bar with room to spare. And that's why it's done and it will be available to listen by more people than just ourselves. We couldn't be happier.

tylerw, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

Where is this from? Facebook?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

i grabbed it from the World Cafe site (but seems to be the official word from Wynn) : http://www.worldcafelive.com/event/1431543

tylerw, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's all very well but still no Karl.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah, does seem like a stretch! but pretty much all reports I've heard about their recent live shows have been positive.

tylerw, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

BTW if anyone here is looking for copies of Karl's first Last Days Of May album, msg me here.n (CD only - prob. not going to be on Bandcamp anytime soon)

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 18 February 2017 21:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

New album to be released in September, the 11-minute title track can be previewed here.

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2017/06/20/dream-syndicate-how-did-i-find-myself-here/

nickn, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:47 (five months ago) Permalink

sounds better than i expected to be honest!
abbreviated recent live set here (with another solid new tune): http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=3530

tylerw, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:50 (five months ago) Permalink

It's all very well but still no Karl.

― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wynn says in this 2013 interview that he reached out to Karl Precoda, but Precoda apparently just wants to focus on his current gig as a VA Tech Literature and Theatre professor

http://www.phawker.com/2013/06/21/those-were-the-days-of-wine-and-roses-qa-with-the-dream-syndicates-steve-wynn/

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:21 (five months ago) Permalink

I like this! First bit reminds me a little of the first time I ever heard "Metronomic Underground," i.e. not exactly the sound I would have expected from this band, but an interesting departure.

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:54 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

New video:
https://youtu.be/AgavsxHsKNk

Side note: Was it so hard to find a title that fit the meter of the song, or vice versa? If you're going to put the emphasis on the wrong syllable in your lyrics, don't repeat that phrase like 100 times.

enochroot, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 20:17 (three months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Kendra will be joining the band for a couple of LA shows next week.

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2017/12/06/dream-syndicate-kendra-smith-reunion/

nickn, Thursday, 7 December 2017 06:38 (one week ago) Permalink


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