Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mr. Dream - Trash Hit

Mr. Dream is a band that refuses to be classified into one genre.  Every time you think you have them pinned down, they release another song filled with a new set of sounds and influences.  In 2010, the band released a handful of singles that reached from post-punk, to grunge, and back around to pop.  However, it doesn't stop there.  On March 1, the three-piece from Brooklyn will finally have a full length album.  Trash Hit, is a collection of raw, aggressive, and terribly catchy songs.  Clocking in at just over thirty minutes, this record packs a punch.

Trash Hit starts off with the title track.  This is where you'll hear Mr. Dream's signature guitars, grinding and crying.  Although the band just recently fell under the spotlight, they've already created their own sound.  Many bands have one, and every band strives for one.  After listening to this album once, you'll forever know when Mr. Dream is played on your stereo.

While every song contains the same traditional rock band ingredients of guitar, bass, drums, and vocals, the spectrum of songs never reach the point of being dreary.  "Shotgun Tricks" is a prime example of how the album ranges in sound.  The verses are suave and bass heavy, while the chorus explodes.  Mr. Dream has a knack for exploding choruses.  "Holy Name" sounds like the Nirvana single that never was, while "Winners" channels Rage Against The Machine.  "King Klutz" is simply fun.

Not long after the release of Trash Hit, Mr. Dream will be touring with 2010's favorite noise band, Sleigh Bells, and CSS.  If their live shows are anything like the record, then you should start looking for tickets now.

By combining sing-along melodies with the wild energy of a punk concert, Mr. Dream has created one of 2011's most interesting albums so far.  No, it isn't polished to perfection, but that's what makes it so special.  Trash Hitis fresh lo-fi music at its finest.

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