Dream Affair Circa 2011-2013


 

This was the official website for Dream Affair which showcased  the 2011 release of the band’s debut album, Endless Days.
Content is from the site's 2011 -2013 archived pages, as well as from other outside sources.

 



Dream Affair - Lucid

 

Formed: 2009, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Currently: Brooklyn, NY, United States

Members
Hayden Payne: (guitar, electronics, vocals), Abby Echiverri (synthesizer, violin), Frank Deserto (bass)

 



 

2011 PRESS

 

Weird hosting Dream Affair record release party

 By BrooklynVegan Staff August 31, 2011
by Bill Pearis

Dream Affair

Local trio Dream Affair are playing tonight’s (8/31) Wierd party at Home Sweet Home. It’s a record release party for the band’s debut, Endless Days, which is out now on Avant! Records. If you like you coldwave/postpunk with a little Wax!Trax!-style clanging beats, definitely check ’em out.



Endless Days (official music video) - Dream Affair.

 



 

2011 POSTS

6/30/11

Endless Days LP/CD

Dream Affair is a cold wave group based in Brooklyn, NY. Since the release of their sold-out EP ''All I Want'' last fall, the band has expanded their initial references of UK post-punk and French cold wave to incorporate sounds of Wax Trax industrial and 4AD shoegaze. Comparisons have also been made with bands such as The Cure and Depeche Mode. Their debut full-length album perfects the cold dichotomy: the conflict and balance between bleak indifference and struggling emotions. Romanticism in the vocals and guitars are vetted against the industrial chill of the rhythm section. The result is a testament of self-awareness, absurdity, and isolation.

This is the video Justin Anderson did for 'Endless Days'
Artwork by our great friend & painter, now in Dublin, Danilo Quo Vadis

An EU tour is about to start, these the dates:
Jul. 2 Frankfurt, DE Elfer Music Club
Jul. 8 Berlin, DE King Kong Klub
Jul. 14 Berlin (DJ), King Kong Klub
Jul. 16 Berlin, DE Slaughterhouse
Jul. 22 Paris, FR La Mecanique Ondulatoire
Jul. 23 Freiburg, DE Swamp Club
Aug. 31. New York, NY Home Sweet Home


5/31/11

Our debut album is now digitally available! Go get it at iTunes, Amazon, etc. Vinyl and CDs will be available in June on Avant! Records. Download the title track on our bandcamp, and see the music video our friend Justin Anderson made here.

Following the release party, we've got some shows lined up in mid-July for Europe: July 8th with Contre Jour (Berlin), July 16th with Snake Corps (Berlin), July 22nd (Paris), July 23rd (Freiburg). In August we're headed to the west coast to play San Francisco on the 12th and Los Angeles's Part Time Punks on the 14th. We're due for the Wierd Records stage at Home Sweet Home with a show on the 17th. Details TBA but follow us on facebook for announcements as they come.

The exclusive track "In Vain" was recently featured on a Handshake Records compilation and you can download it from iTunes, all proceeds go to Japan earthquake relief efforts. Hear it in full on our soundcloud page.

See you,
DA


4/17/11

Lots of things have been going on in the Dream Affair dungeon...

We've just finished our debut LP, Endless Days, ready for digital release in May! You can now download the title track from bandcamp at http://dreamaffair.bandcamp.com and Avant! Records (Italy) will release it on LP this summer.

The track recently caused some internet stir in a social experiment by Dream Affair synth-player, Abby. You can read some more about that here: http://mishkanyc.com/bloglin/2011/04/11/you-got-pwnd-dream-affair-burns-some-witches/ .

As far as live shows go, we're playing at Death By Audio, Brooklyn on Tuesday, April 26 with Martial Canterel and Automelodi. We go on at 9:15 and more details are below. For those of you in Europe, we're in the process of booking a tour throughout Germany, France, Belgium, and more for July! Stay tuned for more details on our facebook page ...

Lastly - Handshake Records out of China will be featuring an exclusive mp3 whose proceeds go towards the incident in Japan. The compilation will be available in May.

Tuesday, April 26 at Death By Audio
49 S 2nd St
Brooklyn, NY
$7 All Ages
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195088657199355

Cheers!
DA


4/12/11

Woah, the title track off of our LP "Endless Days" is now available for free download on our bandcamp.


 

Reviews for "Endless Days"

Dream Affair were also the opening band for some American gigs from Chameleons Vox and even if some tracks like "405" or "Lucid" have a touching pop feel (with Asylum Party being the big reference), you can definitely hear that this group is in love with the melancholic wavesongs that were penned down by Mark Burgess or Adrian Borland. Anyway, it was the type of retro-sound that could convince Italian label Avant!-Records to release their debut and it's one of the wavepop highlights of this year, just like Veil Veil Vanish were last year. Available on vinyl and cd. Excellent.

-Peek-A-Boo

Dream Affair are taking the cold wave introspective atmosphere and mixed it with drum machine upbeat tempos adding post punk dry guitar riffs, flanger bass guitar plus synth pads / leads here and there. Male / Female vocal alternation help giving to the whole album a great sound and just check "Lucid" and "Drifting" to realize how cool is that. No matter if you preferred 4AD bands, new wave of post punk, because Dream Affair have them all and they deserve your attention... now!

-Chain D.L.K.

More a part of whatever rebirth it is that's happening, I'd like to imagine that Dream Affair know that instead of waiting under the umbrella for the rain to stop, they are dragging the thing behind them, leaving a sense that the ghosts in the walls they're referencing aren't going anywhere, so why not create something with mood and space that elegantly cites their heroes while also creating something mysterious enough to surprise and please whoever it is that flips the disc around to find a date stamp not of 1984, but of 2011.

-Mishka

 



 

 

 

RELEASES

 

Dream Affair - Over And Over -February 26, 2013



Digital Release Date: February 26, 2013
Vinyl Release Date: April 9, 2013
Dream Affair - From Now On 12" EP
Artificial Records 1 - AR-001

 

 

ABORTED STATE C20 - NOSTILEVO - SEPTEMBER 2012



off the C20 cassette "Aborted State" from Nostilevo this September 2012

 

OUTSIDE - DEATH DISCO VOL. II - JUNE 8 2012

IN VAIN - PAWS COMPILATION - NOVEMBER 2011

DREAM AFFAIR - DRIFTING 2011



DREAM AFFAIR - DRIFTING 2011

 

ENDLESS DAYS LP - AVANT! RECORDS - JUNE 27 2011

 

ALL I WANT EP - SELF RELEASED - AUGUST 2010

 

Label: Not On Label
Catalog #: DRM001
Format: CD, Mini-Album, EP
Country: US
Released: 2010
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Darkwave

Limited to 100 hand numbered copies.
© All songs Dream Affair, 2010.

 



 

2013 POSTS

December 11, 2013

"The Alliance" is a 60-minute cassette compilation displaying a vast reach of modern American electronics representing the label’s past and future, and is a partnership between Nostilevo and the wonderful folks at Vacation Vinyl. 

Featuring new material from: 

  • Avellan Cross
  • Blue Krishna (Alex Jarson of Body of Light)
  • Craow
  • David Allen
  • Desire XXVII
  • Fairlight Empress (Greh Holger of Pure Ground)
  • Hand to God
  • Liable & Nepoštovanje I Glupo
  • Mammal
  • Phase Fatale (Hayden Payne of Dream Affair)
  • Ritual Howls
  • Siobhan
  • Scorpio and Glass

These will be available on Friday 29 Nov 13 at Vacation Vinyl's storefront and the upcoming Thanks for Nothing event at Complex, both in Los Angeles, CA. and also available online in the weeks to follow via Vacation’s webstore.  

http://nostilevo.bandcamp.com/album/the-alliance

 

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February 15, 2013

Our new EP titled From Now On comes out on digital February 26 and vinyl 12” April 9 via Artificial Records. Preorder here: www.handdrawndracula.com/store/h3

Tracklist:
1. From Now On
2. All I Want
3. Torn Apart
4. The Porter
5. Over And Over
6. Jasper

 

 

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