STREAM: Dream Police - Pouring Rain

Mark Perro's synths warp under Nick Chiericozzi's guitar on "Pouring Rain" by Dream Police. The vocals are clearer here too (after being borderline inaudible on the title track of their forthcoming LP Hypnotized) giving off a bit of a Billy Idol vibe as they work through this six-minute, two-person jam.

It's the latest track from this new project by the guitarists in The MenHypnotized is out November 11 on Sacred Bones, and they're playing Casa Del Popolo November 20 with Honey.

The Men are releasing a krautrock-inspired LP as Dream Police

The two guitarists in shape-shifting Brooklyn four-piece The Men are putting out an LP of krautrock-inspired tunes with their label Sacred Bones. Nick Chiericozzi and Mark Perro are going by the name Dream Police, the album is called Hypnotized and it's coming out on November 11. Listen to "Pouring Rain" here.

The switch makes sense, since the band has never really kept a consistent sound from album to album. Leave Home got really fucking heavy at points, and then two years later they threw in blues and country while recording in the Catskills. They've also put out two solid "rock" LPs in between.

Dream Police isn't a new concept though. The project has been around since at least 2011, with a handful of shows and a cassette-only release. The two have been playing under the name "The Men" since 2008.

Here's a clip from "Let it Be", half of a 25-minute tape they put out as Dream Police before their Sacred Bones debut as The Men came out in 2011.That LP (Leave Home) ended with "Night Landing", essentially a Dream Police song pegged to a bipolar (and excellent) record by The Men. Read a 2011 interview with Nick from The Men / Dream Police here.


Pop. 1280 ride a dark, tribal wave with "Kingdom Come"

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Off the Sacred Bones 2014 Record Store Day compilation Todo Muere, Vol. 4. They're opening for White Lung tonight in Montreal at Divan Orange, Ottawa's House of Targ tomorrow (along with killer locals Pregnancy Scares), and then hit The Garrison in Toronto on Sunday.

New Destruction Unit (recorded in a garage during Austin Psych Fest)

Destruction Unit have a free single for you, and you better accept the gift. If you're not familiar with the jangly grooves of these violent Arizona witch doctors, get your hands on their killer LP Deep Trip. "Dust" is part of the latest incarnation of the Adult Swim Singles series. The network is posting a track each week for 16 weeks, with all the music available for free download.

"Dust" was recorded at Blood & Guts, the home (studio) of Austin's acid-laced garage chefs The Young while Destruction Unit was down for Austin Psych Fest. Here's their trippy video for "Metal Flake," the first song off their new LP Chrome Cactus. It's out August 26 on Matador Records.

Get delirious with Crystal Stilts

The latest from Crystal Stilts is some dark, jangly rock with someone clapping off in the distance. It's what we've come to expect after a decade of channeling The Velvet Underground, exhaling proto-punk and post punk alike. "Delirium Tremendous" starts off in an upbeat '60s haze, then flipping for a moment to something a little spacier, singer Brad Hargett left with just bass and piano around him in half-time. The band released the track as a digital-only single last week on Sacred Bones, and they'll be in Montreal June 21 at Il Motore.