The Dream Syndicate | Photo by Tammy Shine
Paisley Underground-era rockers The Dream Syndicate will kick off promotion of their next album — the band’s fourth since reuniting a decade ago — with a string of performances at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, this March.
The band hasn’t formally announced the new album or revealed its name, but, in a Facebook post this weekend, said it’s “coming in June with the first single just a few weeks away.”
The group also revealed plans for “a year of touring” that will include “playing a full evening of music with new songs, old songs and a nightly performance of (1982 debut album) The Days of Wine and Roses from start to finish at the end of every show.”
Word of a new record follows the reissue by Fire Records of The Dream Syndicate’s 1986 album Out of the Grey, back on CD for the first time in nearly a quarter century and expanded into a three-disc box set that includes 34 unheard recordings, unreleased demos and outtakes, and a previously unreleased 1985 live album
Bandleader Steve Wynn put The Dream Syndicate back together in 2012, enlisting original drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton (who came on board after 1984’s Medicine Show) and guitarist Jason Victor. (Keyboardist Chris Cacavas, formerly of Green on Red, is now an official member of the band, too.)
The band’s SXSW schedule is included in the Facebook post below.
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