The Dream Syndicate Announce New Album ‘Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions,’ Out 6/10; Stream ‘Where I’ll Stand’ & ‘Damian’

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On June 10th, the Dream Syndicate will release their new album ‘Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions‘ on their new label Fire Records. As founding members of the “Paisley Underground” scene of late 1980s Los Angeles, they are touting this record as a significant sonic departure from the psychedelic Neil Youngish-guitar-oriented jam rock of their past discography.

The band’s leader guitarist/songwriter Steve Wynn has proudly worn his ’60s jangle and indie garage-rock influences throughout his career – in the original Dream Syndicate, in Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Gutterball, The Baseball Project, and in his numerous solo albums. However the breadth of his musical interests and influences runs far wider: he’s always confessed a love of free-form jazz, “Krautrock,” progressive rock of the 1970s and ’80s, and the synthesizer-infused electronica of artists such as Brian Eno.

With ‘Ultraviolet Battle Hymns and True Confessions’ the band gets to explore several of those influences while still remaining grounded in their alternative-rock groove.

Along with Wynn, the band is comprised of long-time Syndicate bassist Mark Walton and drummer Dennis Duck, and lead guitarist Jason Victor (from the Miracle 3) who joined the revamped band’s reunion in 2012. The band has added a keyboard player – veteran Chris Cacavas who also hails from L.A.’s Paisley Underground (with his former band Green on Red) and whose work includes stints with Tucson’s Giant Sand as well as a solo artist.

Listen to the band’s first two releases from the album – ‘Where I’ll Stand’ and ‘Damian.’

The Dream Syndicate will be touring the U.S. and Europe in summer 2022.

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