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Athens, Georgia based psychedelic indie pop group DREAM BOAT is about to release their second album, THE ROSE EXPLODES on September 16th via Cloud Recordings + ARROWHAWK. We invite you to take a listen to one of the first offerings, the lush and “medicinal” soundcape found in the second track, Escape.
The band began as a collaboration between Page Campbell and Dan Donahue, two artists/musicians born on the same Aquarian day. Together, they bridge several generations of Athens’ psychedelic collectives and musical freak families. With engineer/musician Suny Lyons, Page and Dan weave the sounds of many amazing players, such as Scott Spillane (Neutral Milk Hotel), John Fernandes (Olivia Tremor Control), Andrew Reiger (Elf Power), Claire Campbell (Hope for Agoldensummer), James Husband (Of Montreal), and Kris Deason (Dark Meat).
Also visual artists, Page and Dan have both designed art for their own bands as well as others’. Dan’s artwork, video, and visuals have been used by countless groups like MGMT, Belle and Sebastian, Pavement and R.E.M. The cover design of Dan’s well received art book Ultraviolet, a history and collection of black light posters, was recently used by Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, for the upcoming Electric Wurms album cover. With visual art always in mind, Dream Boat’s live shows include color-saturated psychedelic projections which reflect the cosmic, transcendent and emotive qualities that live in this music.
[via Team Clermont]