If you've been to the heroes page on this website or listened to our version of "Halloween" on our self-titled EP you know that the Dream Syndicate are legends. Many of us in the band even saw them open for R.E.M. in 1984 during the release of their 2nd album "The Medicine Show". It's time again for them to be here and now. Their new album is fantastic and has been getting rave reviews... here's a one-two punch preview of both Dream Syndicate & Eyelids playing together next week in Portland on Fri. Sept. 29th and Seattle on Sat. Sept. 30th.
From Seattle Weekly The Stranger:
By Sean Nelson
One of the least predictable, most welcome reunions of the “Guess what: It’s FINE to put your old, ahead-of-its-time band back together” era has recently yielded the killer new LP How Did I Find Myself Here?, which ranks right up there with the Dream Syndicate's ’80s masterpieces The Days of Wine and Roses and Medicine Show. The 1980s may not have been the most hospitable period for Velvet Underground and Television-esque sounds, but then again, neither is 2017. (I guess that makes it timeless?) All the more reason to appreciate the band’s nimble guitar interplay, dense textures, and masterfully subtle melodies. You want a master class in why smart rock ’n’ roll is always worth your time and attention? Go see the Dream Syndicate. The more time I spend with Eyelids’ second album, Or, the more certain I am that there’s no such thing as the passage of time. The members of this Portland band (who have played in, among others, Sprinkler, Elliott Smith, the Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks) generate intelligent, emotional, muscular, nuanced guitar pop that would’ve been just as vital, and just as off-center, in 1977, 1987, 1997, or 2007, but works even better in 2017. There may be better rock bands playing in the region now, but don’t blame yourself if you can’t think of one after seeing Eyelids.