SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER STARTING TODAY VIA COLUMBIA RECORDS
Photo credit: Steve Erle
Los Angeles, CA – April 7, 2017 – DREAMCAR today released “Born To Lie”, the expansive second track off their self-titled debut album, due out May 12 via Columbia Records. Watch the song’s lyric video HERE. Starting today, DREAMCAR is available for pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of “Born To Die” and debut single “Kill For Candy”. DREAMCAR features members of Southern California’s seminal pop/rock band No Doubt – Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont – and dynamic frontman for AFI, Blaqk Audio and XTRMST, Davey Havok.
1. After I Confess
2. Kill For Candy
3. Born to Lie
4. On The Charts
5. All Of the Dead Girls
6. Ever Lonely
7. The Assailant
8. The Preferred
9. Slip on the Moon
10. Don’t Let Me Love
11. Do Nothing
12. Show Me Mercy
Earlier this week, the band shared the official music video for “Kill For Candy”. Shot using an innovative wearable camera, the POV style clip allows the viewer to experience a day in the life of DREAMCAR, through the eyes of the band’s four members. Directed by Frank Borin, the music video for “Kill For Candy” is available to watch now here.
Later this month, DREAMCAR will make their network television debut performing “Kill For Candy” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 18 at 11:35pm/10:35pm Central. The band will also perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden during the album’s release week. Tune in to CBS on May 11 at 12:37am/11:37pm Central to catch their appearance.
DREAMCAR’s sold out West Coast tour around their appearances at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off this week with back-to-back nights at The Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA. Next month the band will embark on a tour of the East Coast and MidWest. Click HERE for a complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information.
DREAMCAR Live Dates
April 9 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
April 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre
April 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre
April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 19 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
April 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
April 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
May 18 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
May 23 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
May 25 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
May 27 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
“With its propulsive groove, echoing guitar and soaring chorus, the song offers a tasty preview of DREAMCAR’s self-titled 12-song debut album.” Rolling Stone
“DREAMCAR is neither No Doubt or AFI, but an obvious passion project that these seasoned players are now equally excited and proud to share with the masses.” OC Register
There’s something romantic about a band’s early days. In the summer of 2014, No Doubt’s Tony Kanal [bass], Tom Dumont [guitar], and Adrian Young [drums] and singer Davey Havok [AFI, Blakq Audio] began writing and demoing music together. Without telling a soul outside of their significant others, the four musicians clandestinely moved into a cramped downtown Los Angeles rehearsal spot and revved up what would become DREAMCAR. The union of Kanal, Dumont, Young, and Havok pre-dates those magical jam sessions. Paths crossed in the music industry as they do, but Young can recall standing on the side of the stage and watching Havok with rapt attention as Blaqk Audio supported No Doubt in 2012. The seeds became planted then.
Rife with shimmering guitar tones, funky slap bass, bombastic drums, and a neon-lit dance floor dreaminess, DREAMCAR gleefully nods to the decade of Boy George and Back to the Future through a kaleidoscope of wisdom earned from three decades creating and connecting with fans worldwide. Signing to Columbia Records, the boys recorded their 2017 self-titled debut with producer Tim Pagnotta [Neon Trees] in a North Hollywood studio. The Dream begins now.