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The Dream Syndicate

Ultraviolet Battle Hymns And True Confessions

    The brand-new album from The Dream Syndicate blends vintage Krautrock, Eno-like ambience, Neu-inspired rhythmic groove and a Californian sun baked sheen into the their classic psychedelic, melodic, hue.

    The Dream Syndicate have moved well past their early Velvet Underground influences and taken on British glam, German prog, and more Featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, lead guitarist Jason Victor plus their newest member Chris Cacavas on keyboards, plus guest appearances from Stephen McCarthy (of The Long Ryders) and Marcus Tenney's expressive sax and trumpet work.

    “Clever, ambitious, and blessedly noisy.” - AllMusic.

    “Atmospheric rock music veering between noise and subtlety compelling.” - Pitchfork.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Where I’ll Stand
    A2. Damian
    A3. Beyond Control
    A4. He Chronicles Of You
    A5. Hard To Say Goodbye
    B1. Every Time You Come Around
    B2. Trying To Get Over
    B3. Lesson Number One
    B4. My Lazy Mind
    B5. Straight Lines

    The Dream Syndicate

    What Can I Say? No Regrets... Out Of The Grey + Live, Demos & Outtakes

      The Dream Syndicate’s 1986 album is back on CD for the first time in 24 years. Hidden inside of ‘Out of the Grey’ are some of Steve Wynn’s strongest songs - “Slide Away” is delightful pop, “Now I Ride Alone” is moody and intense “like the hardboiled typewriting of novelists Jim Thompson, Ross MacDonald, and James Cain” that Wynn dug back in July ‘85. The epic “Boston” imagines the era in which Van Morrison was holed-up in that city circa 1967-68 writing the songs that comprised Astral Weeks while “50 in a 25 Zone” is a vehicle for a band-driven, slow burn groove.

      Deliciously remastered with new liner notes from the band’s historian Pat Thomas, the package compiles 51 songs spread across 3 CDs, including a previously unreleased live album (from July 1985) and many unreleased demos and out-takes. The deluxe reissue also features interviews with Steve Wynn, Mark Walton, Paul Cutler, and Dennis Duck - plus plenty of rare photos.

      Discs 2 and 3 reveal a wealth of unreleased material – including a never-before-heard July 1985 live album which has the ‘balls to the wall’ energy hard not captured in the studio. The songs were so fresh on that July night - they had not been recorded in the studio yet. On Disc 3, you’ll hear alternate versions of several Out of the Grey songs recorded as ‘demos’ before the album versions. These studio versions also have the raw energy of the live show, plus the band plays rare cover versions by Pink Floyd, Cream, Santana, Green on Red, Alice Cooper, Temptations, and Dolly Parton.

      51 songs including 34 never-before heard Dream Syndicate recordings – released under the title of: What Can I Say? no regrets... Out of the Grey + live, demos & outtakes… in other words, you need this!

      TRACK LISTING

      Disc 1 – Out Of The Grey
      1 Out Of The Grey
      2 Forest For The Trees
      3 50 In A 25 Zone
      4 Boston
      5 Blood Money
      6 Slide Away
      7 Dying Embers
      8 Now I Ride Alone
      9 Drinking Problem
      10 Dancing Blind
      11 You Can't Forget
      12 Let It Rain
      13 Cinnamon Girl
      14 Ballad Of Dwight Frye
      15 Shake Your Hips
      16 I Won't Forget
      17 The Lonely Bull

      Disc 2 - Live At Scorgies NY, 1985
      1 Out Of The Grey (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      2 50 In A 25 Zone (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      3 That's What You Always Say (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      4 Slide Away (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      5 Dancing Blind (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      6 Blood Money (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      7 Dying Embers (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      8 It Hits You Again (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      9 Now I Ride Alone (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      10 John Coltrane Stereo Blues (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      11 Still Holding Onto You (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      12 When You Smile (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)
      13 Days Of Wine And Roses (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

      Disc 3 - Odds & Sods
      1 Here On Earth As Well (Demo, 1985)
      2 Dancing Blind (Demo, 1985)
      3 Blood Money (Demo, 1985)
      4 Dying Embers (Demo, 1985)
      5 Slide Away (Demo, 1985)
      6 It Hits You Again (Demo, 1985)
      7 Now I Ride Alone (Demo, 1985)
      8 Eighteen
      9 Another Brick In The Wall
      10 Brain Damage
      11 Out Of The Grey Waltz
      12 The Munster's Theme Song
      13 Sixteen Ways
      14 Papa Was A Rolling Stone
      15 Low Rider
      16 Papa Jam
      17 I Ain't Got Nobody
      18 Jeannie's Afraid Of The Dark
      19 Badge
      20 Dancing Blind (Live At The Stone SF, 1984)
      21 Blood Money (Live At The Stone SF, 1984)

      Tony Conrad With Faust

      Outside The Dream Syndicate - 2021 Reissue

        Violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad started his career in New York in the early 1960s. As a member of the Theater of Eternal Music (a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate) alongside John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise, he participated in now-legendary and often legendarily loud drone performances with many pieces having no beginning and no end. During a fateful trip to Germany in 1972, Conrad met with avant-rock visionaries Faust and made the very first record to bear his name.

        Outside The Dream Syndicate, originally released in Europe only in 1973, is a stunning debut. Two side-long tracks – "The Side Of Man And Womankind" and "The Side Of The Machine" – show just how far Conrad had moved beyond his minimalist peers. Werner Diermaier's repetitive drum beat and Jean-Hervé Peron's stripped-down bassline conjure a tense, ascetic groove, while Conrad's seamless violin, initially so controlled, reveals a surprising adaptability. The music shifts almost on a subliminal level, pushing and pulling to the drone's internal pulse.

        It is hard to imagine Conrad's trajectory from downtown Manhattan to a farmhouse in the German countryside that ultimately resulted in Outside The Dream Syndicate, yet no other record captures – so completely and instantly – the intersection of avant-garde and rock forms. Outside The Dream Syndicate remains ahead of and bracingly outside of its time.

        This vinyl reissue has been carefully mastered from the original master tapes and includes liner notes by musician Jim O'Rourke and author Branden W. Joseph.


        TRACK LISTING

        1. The Side Of Man And Womankind
        2. The Side Of The Machine

        The Dream Syndicate

        The Universe Inside

          When one thinks of the Dream Syndicate, it’s not just the wild abandon with which singer/guitarist Steve Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, and lead guitarist Jason Victor perform - it’s the carefully constructed songwriting of Wynn that comes to mind.

          By now every rock critic in the country has predetermined who he or she feels Wynn reminds them of and what they think of that style of songs. This time, don’t! Which brings us to The Universe Inside. Every article or review ever written will claim “this is new and different” - well, it is! Just look at the song lengths: 20:27, 7:36, 8:56, 9:55 and 10:53. Ok, sure - the Syndicate have occasionally committed a long song to vinyl, “John Coltrane Stereo Blues” was 9 minutes with live versions over the ten-minute mark.

          For the first time, every song is a group songwriting effort. What seeps in are Dennis Duck’s knowledge of European avant-garde music, Jason Victor’s passion for 70s prog, Mark Walton’s experience in Southern-fried music collectives and Wynn’s love of vintage electric jazz. The dazzling display of album cover artwork alone should clue you into the changes. But don’t take our word for it. Dive in!

          TRACK LISTING

          The Regulator
          The Longing
          Apropos Of Nothing
          Dusting Off The Rust
          The Slowest Rendition

          The Dream Syndicate

          The Days Of Wine & Roses 

            Expanded version of seminal debut from cult band, includes unheard extras and a bonus 7” by 15 Minutes. “The Days Of Wine And Roses’ is as timelessly potent as the records that inspired it.” Uncut // Debut album from the hugely inspirational Dream Syndicate. An exceptional early ‘80s guitar-powered gem, remastered in full and includes the band’s debut indie EP and both tracks from main protagonist Steve Wynn’s earlier combo 15 Minutes. Central to the hugely influential Paisley Underground scene of the early 1980s that spawned Green On Red, The Bangles, Long Ryders and Rain Parade. “Arguably the finest LP to come out of the Paisley Underground's salad days.” AllMusic // With a nod to the Velvet Underground, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Dylan, packed into an incendiary slow-burn punk fuse, ‘The Days Of Wine And Roses’ is a glorious, upbeat sprawl, everything that rock ‘n’ roll should be. “One of the most lasting alternative rock albums made during an explosive time for left-of-centre music.” Psychedelic Baby 

            TRACK LISTING

            Disc One - Side A A1 Tell Me When It's Over A2 Definitely Clean A3 That's What You Always Say A4 Then She Remembers A5 Halloween Disc One - Side B - B1 When You Smile B2 Until Lately B3 Too Little, Too Late B4 The Days Of Wine And Roses… Disc Two - Side C. A1 Sure Thing A2 That's What You Always Say Disc Two - Side D B1 When You Smile B2 Some Kinda Itch. Bonus 7" Single - "15 Minutes" A1 That's What You Always Say B1 Last Chance For You


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