Dream Phases started as the long-ago bedroom recording project of songwriter Brandon Graham. After spending time developing the sound and being influenced by a host of home recording artists, Brandon passed his demos along to a few select friends, including his brother Shane and longtime collaborator Kevin Baudouin. From there, Dream Phases was formed. Sharing a love ranging from noise pop to classic soul to dreamy folk, Dream Phases kicked off their live shows with a residency at Harvard & Stone in January 2017.
Shortly after formation, Dream Phases released their debut EP Maybe Tomorrow, produced by Graham himself and put out on Lolipop Records. Obscure Sound’s Mike Mineo called the album, “swaying, hypnotic melodies of vintage psych-folk and rock with a contemporary pop charm.” The March release also marked their first tour including an official showcase at South by Southwest. July saw the band tour as part of the Mad Alchemy Caravan with a host of Los Angeles and San Francisco bands and, most recently, Dream Phases released their latest single ‘Easy Love’ on Lunar Ruins followed by another tour.
“Dream Phases began home recording again after taking a break after my last band broke up,” Brandon explains. “I was then mostly touring and playing as a sideman, but start accumulating a decent wealth of songs. I recorded at home on my own for about 6 months developing the sound and once it was ready I brought in my friends to form the live band.”
“Clear Skies” and “Going Up” were recorded at three different studios and had been floating around for a minute.
This new EP (the first six songs on the release) is mostly dealing with the break up of Brandon’s longtime relationship, from the inception to the crumbling to the end and moving forward.
This LP is called Clear Skies and the vinyl will include our first EP on the second side, first time on vinyl.
“An effortlessly winning piece of gently psychedelic power-pop that sounds
like Teenage Fanclub turning into Apples In Stereo. (Teenagers In Stereo?)
Anyway, what that means to you is: oohs, ahhs, hooks, riffs and unflagging
confidence and charisma.” – Chris Ziegler, LA Record
9/6 – Berlin, De – Duncker Club
9/7 – Helsingor, Dk – Elvaerket
9/8 – Malmo, Se – Plan B Music Festival
9/11 – Paris, Fr – Supersonic * with the Blank Tapes
9/12 – London, Uk – Shackewell Arms * with the Blank Tapes
9/13 – Bristol, Uk – Lanes * with the Blank Tapes
9/14 – Margate, Uk – Tom Thumb Theatre
9/15 – St Omer, Fr – La Taverne de Duchenot
9/18 – Hossegor, Fr – Coolin
9/19 – Bordeaux, Fr – La Voute
9/20 – Barcelona, Sp – Upload Concert Hall * with Wooden Shjips