Brooklyn’s dream-pop duo, The Dream Eaters, teamed up with The Revue yesterday for the release of their single “Dead On The Inside”. It’s an unforgettable melody, full of unabashed emotion and passion, with beautiful harmonies and hauntingly reflective lyrics.
“Dead On The Inside” comes as the first single off The Dream Eaters album We Are A Curse, scheduled for release on April 14. “Dead On The Inside was one of the first songs that we knew would definitely be on the album,” shared Jake Zavracky. “But, it also seemed all too relevant after the election. It was supposed to have gone later in the album but we thought there was no better way to sum up the way that everyone was feeling at that time, so it went first.” As The Revue commented, “Dead On The Inside might be the most stunning and gorgeous protest song you will ever hear. Leave it to a band from New York City to give us a powerful and memorable number that will haunt our minds, steal our hearts, and motivate us to do more.”
They had additional vocalists chime in, including Amanda Khiri (Sinkane), a former bandmate of Zavracky’s, to build an epic gospel-ish vibe, nurturing the opening track from soft whispers to a crescendo of swelling vocal harmony. “Dead On The Inside focuses on getting lost, coming unmoored; living in a murky dream,” said Zavracky, “slowly building, almost like a Righteous brothers song.” It’s the first introduction to a glimmering world of musical escapism and release, with the first two singles providing a one-two punch, and the rest of the album “getting much weirder and more challenging from there.”
While an immediate hit from the start, the recording process for “Dead On the Inside” wasn’t always so clear – the final version was the 47th adaptation, though the vocals were kept from the first session, recorded by Dan Kramer at King Killer Studios in Brooklyn.
We Are A Curse is available for pre-order in digital and physical CD format now on Bandcamp [here].
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About The Dream Eaters:
The Dream Eaters bring skin-tingling harmonies together as a dream-pop duo like no other. Blending the vocals of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron, their music will envelop and transform you. Formerly known as simply Jake and Elizabeth, the duo’s sound has evolved from classic shoe-gaze roots to a stripped down, dreamy and ethereal vocal focus. While they draw from a number of influences including dream pop, psychedelic, folk and rock genres, their sound stands in a category of its own, focused around the core of harmonious and haunting melodies.
The Dream Eaters story originated in 2015. After playing clubs with various projects and toiling in obscurity for years in his hometown of Boston and later New York City, Zavracky decided to give up the musicians dream and stop performing completely. Then, while working as a bartender at a dive bar in Brooklyn he met LeBaron, another bartender who had just relocated from Vancouver Island, BC. Discovering that they were fellow musicians, they began to collaborate and found an instant connection. As a composer and producer, Zavracky began writing songs for LeBaron to sing alone but soon found their voices blended together in harmony to create a wholly unique sound. With friends and a growing fanbase providing support, they released a number of EP’s and performed live as “Jake And Elizabeth.” As they began to further define their sound, they began performing under the name “The Dream Eaters.”
Their self-produced debut EP, Five Little Pills was released on June 23, 2016, as the first official release under their new band name. A bare-bones production that they self-recorded and released, it provided the precursor of solidifying their new sound and establishing the process they would use to record their first full-length debut album, We Are A Curse. The album is slated for release on April 14, 2017.