Dream Police – “Pouring Rain” (Stereogum Premiere)

Next month will bring the release of Hypnotized by Dream Police, the synth- and drum-machine-filled project of Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi of the Men. That might seem like a strange combination, but the title track already proved the formula works, and their newest, “Pouring Rain,” is even better. The track uses a Roland 707 drum machine and Juno 106 synthesizer as the glossy foundation for Chiericozzi and Perro’s distorted but warmly inviting guitar riffage, and the whole thing just burns for more than six minutes. Listen to it below, and you can check them out at Trans Pecos in New York at the end of this month, with a larger tour to follow.

Dream Police Tour Dates:
10/24 Ridgewood, NY @ Trans Pecos (w/ Moon Duo, Amen Dunes, Marissa Nadler)
11/08 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus​ (Record Release w/ Pampers)​
11/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Black Box in Underground (w/ Honey)
11/12 Washington, DC @ Black Cat (w/ Honey)
11/13 OH @ Ace of Cups (w/ Honey)
11/14 St. Louis, MO @ The Demo (w/ Honey)
11/15 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill (w/ Honey)
11/16 Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit (w/ Honey)
11/17 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/ Honey)
11/18 Detroit, MI @ Lagerhouse (w/ Honey)
11/19 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha (w/ Honey)
11/20 Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo (w/ Honey)
11/21 Boston, MA @ Church of Boston (w/ Honey)
12/03 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
12/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Jewels Catch One
12/06 San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall
12/07 Oakland, CA @ Leo’s
12/08 Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room
12/09 Reno, NV @ Holland Project
12/10 Portland, OR @ Holocene
12/11 Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret
12/12 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
12/16 San Diego, CA @ ​Soda Bar

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