credit: Kourtney Kyung Smith
Night Dreamer is a newly hatched and kinetic collaboration between Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder and Southern California-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mindy Song (a classically trained violinist and pianist). On their debut project Treasure, the duo merge elements of dream-pop and noise and sometimes heavy metal, endlessly matching their kaleidoscopic sound with a profound lyrical complexity. Mainly recorded with Josiah Mazzaschi—a producer/mixer/engineer who’s also worked with The Jesus and Mary Chain and Built to Spill—the EP ultimately embodies the delicate tension at the heart of Night Dreamer: a potent contrast between Schroeder’s volatile guitar work and Song’s luminous vocals, giving way to a sensory experience all at once mesmeric and jarring and instantly transportive.
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