High-energy modern rockers visit JJ’s Bohemia this Friday
Their aesthetic is calm, collected and cosmic; their music is touched by an angel from the ‘80s; their website looks like a Lisa Frank binder. They are DREAMERS, and if you haven’t heard of them, you will very soon.
DREAMERS is made of guitarist and vocalist Nick Wold, backup vocalist and bassist Nelson, and drummer and backup vocalist Chris Bagamery. When asked how the band came together, Nick told The Examiner, “We all awoke on a giant spinning ball in a seemingly endless black void with no explanation of the scenario...more specifically, Chris and I grew up together in a place called Seattle.”
The two were already in a band together when Nelson was added and DREAMERS was born. In November of 2014 they self-released their first EP, which garnered them instant attention from, among many others, Alternative Press, Spin, and Billboard, with their song “Wolves (You Got Me)” seeing full rotation on SiriusXM’s AltNation. Their second EP, You Are Here, was released this past February, pairing the single with four new tracks.
The band has shared the stage with Walk the Moon, The 1975, Bear Hands, and the Vaccines, to name only a few. Listeners might recognize similarities, but DREAMERS manages to have a sound uniquely their own by brining a nearly unmatched passion to their music, immediately heard in such tracks as the foot-stomping, punk-like energy of “Wolves” or the mystic bass-thumping anthem “DRUGS.”
Friday, 9 p.m.
231 E. MLK Blvd.