When musicians with considerable metal chops decide to head in another direction, the results are usually interesting and often riveting. Case in point: the post-punk duo Dreamwheel, featuring Evan Linger (Skeletonwitch, Cultist) and Julia Gaeta (Madrigal, ex-Albez Duz, ex-Restless Ghosts).
The pair got together during the pandemic and bonded over their American roots and love of big ‘80s choruses, shoegaze, and indie rock. Decibel premiered the earliest material and is excited to share the debut video for their new song, “Redeemer,” from their pending eponymous EP. The song is both sad and sugary sweet with a Cocteau Twins/Chameleons vibe. It won’t please the neckbeard crowd, but those with good taste will dig it.
“‘Redeemer’ is about being your own savior,” the band says. “It’s about a young girl who turns away from stifling ideologies and is then seen as difficult or rebellious. It’s a little bit of a coming-of-age tale but also very much about a thrilling realization. Nyle Rosenbaum did our video, and we think he captured the fever dream of having that type of epiphany during your youth.”
Redeemer will be released on limited edition 12-inch black vinyl cut at 45rpm and on digital providers on November 20. Preorder one from Nefarious Industries here and check out the video below.
Redeemer Track Listing:
2. Chain Of Fear
3. Promised Land
4. Bayou Rouge
5. Wild Days