It is no accident that Dreaming In Stereo spent the last few weeks recruiting people to kiss on camera for yesterday's video shoot for "Part Of Your Life," the first single off the band's second Lp. "Dreaming In Stereo 2" seduces your ears like a smooth lover, whispering sweet nothings, mellotrons and soft guitar melodies until you blush and relent to its charms.
As long as your expectations don't involve getting off the love seat, the album's charms are plentiful - if a bit mysterious. Listening to the hodgepodge of early 70s FM radio guitar licks laid down by bandleader/lead vocalist Fernando Perdomo, it's hard to imagine he was born in 1980. His lush soft rock soundscapes repudiate any musical ideas hatched after 1974. Punk? Metal? Postpunk? Grunge? Indie Rock? Electro? Never happened!
As there are legions of folks who wish none of those movements occurred, Dreaming In Stereo 2 has a potentially vast audience. Unfortunately for Perdomo & crew, most of those people only listen to classic rock and oldies stations. And by large, those folks wouldn't be caught dead at a SXSW showcase, or anywhere else "new music" goes to be discovered. But if a VW commercial can make Nick Drake posthumously popular, surely a path to popularity exists for Dreaming In Stereo.
The first step on that (goodbye) yellow brick road takes place at Dreaming in Stereo 2's record release party Sunday night at The Stage Miami, 170 NE 38th st. Admission is free. If you'd like to preview the record, the tracks are up on the Dreaming In Stereo facebook page.