Opening with the eerie single beats of a church bell, The Dream Eaters provide a hard-hitting start to their new album ‘We Are a Curse’. The weaving vocals of Elizabeth LeBaron and Jake Zavracky provide this album with a sound reminiscent to that of The XX, calming and dreamy they live up to their name. With a stripped down, minimalist feel this album relies heavily on their soft beats and calming vocals to provide the key influence of the album.
The album itself easily weaves from one song to the next, no heavily intermissions or breaks from these dreamers. The calming guitar strings within ‘Dots’ provide mesmerising melodies between the two vocalists and their instruments to create a paralysing effect to the listener. These new artists with only 129 monthly listeners on Spotify are an up and coming band that should be known by any interested in the indie/dream community.
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Almost creepy and haunting, the album lures you in. However, by the end of the album the tracks are uplifting and leaning even heavily on the eco critical forefront. With lulling waves and long notes drawn out by leading vocalist, LeBaron. By the ending of the album, there is the feeling that you have gained something. With the statement of ‘Please remember me, the way I used to be’ is providing you with comfort for any ill thought and hardships.
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Improving on their last singles from ‘Five Little Pills’ they draw further upon the dreamy and iridescent sound that has been created to sound flawless and worthy of any new listener hoping to get into the indie scene. Relatable to every day listeners, the duo met while bartending in Brooklyn , highlighting the importance of not giving up on your dreams, a statement that is provided even in their band title. The interweaving of the vocals with the use of the guitar provide this album with minalist beauty, one that is forgotten in a world of trying to provide the hard hitting punching effect of ‘instant’ music. It instead relies on genuine feelings and good vocals to provide something stunning, a real gem.
‘We Are a Curse’ is out now via Song Dynasty