After the recent announcement of Dreamers of the Ghetto’s debut album Enemy/Lover on Temporary Residence Ltd (October 4), the band unveils the next installment of self-produced videos, this time featuring the album’s first single, “Tether.” The video infuses the cinematic eeriness of Blade Runner with the enigmatic austerity of a silent art film.
Enemy/Lover is now available for pre-order at Temporary Residence Ltd’s website and the first two hundred vinyl orders will receive limited edition transparent red with black haze colored vinyl.
Dreamers of the Ghetto are a family band from Bloomington, IN, consisting of brothers Luke and Jonathan Jones, Luke’s wife, Lauren, and Marty Sprowles. Dreamers of the Ghetto marries the sentiment of classic 80s film soundtracks to minimalist, romantic dream-rock, creating a unique environment that becomes almost instantly addicting. The triumphant, reach-for-the-stars attitude of veterans like U2 and Depeche Mode is paired with the gospel splendor of Spiritualized and ominous austerity of The xx, all carried by what Shaking Through calls “the most amazing singer we’ve seen since Sharon Van Etten." DOTG have mined a sound that is both timeless and nostalgic, and they’ve done so with an earnest fearlessness and refreshing lack of irony. They are true, pure, and unbelievably powerful.
Only playing a handful of live shows outside of Bloomington to date, Dreamers of the Ghetto were handpicked to play as main support to The Flaming Lips and Superchunk at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival on September 10. After listening to Enemy/Lover Grayson Currin of Pitchfork and Hopscotch Music Festival says, “it sounds like the start of something major.”
Next Live Dates:
9.10.11 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival w/ The Flaming Lips and Superchunk