Dream Police – ‘Hypnotized’

Sprawling and diverse trip from members of The Men

As members of New York band The Men, Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi make loud, rootsy punk. The debut album from their Dream Police side project explores psych-rock and makes for a heady departure. The title track recalls Spaceman 3, executing simple rhythms and spoken mantras alongside a glut of disorientating guitar effects, but spacious production ensures that it never becomes a mere drone. The sprawling ‘Pouring Rain’, meanwhile, is reminiscent of Sonic Youth at their most expansive, while the breezy rush of seven-minute instrumental ‘Let It Be’ is akin to The War On Drugs. A diverse but wholly coherent set of songs, this spaced-out odyssey is well worth the trip.

James Bentley



  • Record label: Sacred Bones
  • Release date: 10 Nov, 2014
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