It’s lovely to watch a band that had a germ of something good expand into something genuinely interesting. On ‘Holding Nails’, their most recent single, Weird Dreams‘ spring reverb and close harmonies were reasonably entertaining but little more. ’666.66′, though, suggests that there is more to the four-piece than Beach Boys pastiche.
Fittingly enough, given the title, ’666.66′ sees Weird Dreams find the aggression they always needed. The track begins as an in-and-out-of-time march, before periodically rising into moments of beautiful harmony and dipping into troughs of thick distortion. It’s ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and, somehow, a swipe at 2012, all at once.
’666.66′ is taken from Weird Dreams’ debut album Choreography, out on Tough Love on 2 April.
Weird Dreams play the following dates:
25 – Vice tour @ Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
26 – Vice tour @ Old Blue Last, London
27 – Vice tour @ Green Door Store, Brighton
28 – XFM X-Posure Live @ The Barfly, London
23 – The Kazimier, Liverpool w/ The War On Drugs
26 – Stereo, Glasgow w/ The War On Drugs
27 – Sound Control, Manchester w/ The War On Drugs
28 – Electric Ballroom, London w/ The War On Drugs
29 – Concorde 2, Brighton w/ The War On Drugs
1 – Thekla, Bristol w/ The War On Drugs