It has been a whirlwind year and a half for Dreamers. After the trio formed in May of 2014, the band self-released their self-titled debut EP in November 2014, and the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based band soon found themselves in the enviable position of being a legitimate buzz-band. They signed with a manager, major music press including Billboard, Spin and Alternative Press were impressed, their YouTube videos were popular, and pretty soon, labels came a-calling.
“We turned down a few deals,” says frontman Nick Wold, before signing with Fairfax/Hollywood Recordings earlier this year, less than a year after forming. “When this one came along, we were over the moon!”
Fairfax wasted no time in getting Dreamers into Fairfax Studios in Los Angeles this summer to begin recording a full-length LP, set for an early 2016 release.
“When this [deal] came along, we were over the moon!”
The band’s thoughtful, catchy brand of punk-influenced tunes is being produced for the album by label head Kevin Augunas (who has also produced Talk in Tongues, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros and Cold War Kids).
“Working with Fairfax/Hollywood Recordings is an ideal situation for us,” says Wold. “They really wanted to get us in the studio right away––we aren’t on the back burner.” And even though the label has the Disney connection, Wold notes, “It’s a really small office, not corporate, and they have a great philosophy.”
The label also plans to re-release the single “Wolves,” and Dreamers’ deal includes up to four LPs, according to Wold. The band played several shows in the spring with Stone Temple Pilots, followed by a very busy summer club tour schedule throughout the U.S. and Canada, including shows with X-Ambassadors, Young Rising Sons and Hunter Hunted, with shows continuing through October, alternating their time with writing and recording in the studio.