Dream Joints’ long awaited debut 7” perfectly encapsulates the hauntingly catchy nature of tripped out garage rock aficionado Mike Turi’s (Wild Wild Wets, The Old In Out) solo project. The A side, ‘So Much Fun’ finds him awash in dirty, droney synths. Languid vocals are smeared, dream-like, across the tracks noise pop face. It’s a sound that somehow feels as uplifting as it is foreboding. B side, ‘Dust’, a dirgey, psychedelic tinged dive into a rock and roll wasteland, follows suit. Pairing a hypnotic progression with tinkling, pulsating keys, ‘Dust’ is as much the soundtrack for long drives through the dark empty of desert, as it is for sweaty, gritted teeth nights in packed underground clubs.
With the gloomy psychedelia of The Growlers, the spaced out vocals of Jesus & Mary Chain and the expansive instrumentation of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dream Joints weave together a patchwork of influences to create a unique sound that stretches from vampiric to blissful. All the while sounding immediate and absolutely vital.
Dream Joints’ debut 7” So Much Fun / Dust will be released in February, 2017 through Bleeding Gold Records in preparation for the release of full length ‘Just Like Medicine’ in April.
A. So Much Fun B. Dust
“Dream Joints is the solo project of Wild Wild Wets singer Mike Turi, and it’s pretty damn fun. Heavier on electronics than his other band, Dream Joints is like a one-man Joy Division or Echo and the Bunnymen filtered through a sampler. And, yeah, there’s a little bit of the Wets’ trippy aesthetic in there, too.”
– San Diego CityBeat
“Recorded at home over the course of three years, the project represents Turi’s first real foray into complete self sufficiency, but his decade and a half in bands has paid off, as Dream Joints arrive sounding mature, confident, and haunting… ‘Dust’ [is] a foreboding, atmospheric track, awash with pulsating sonic flourishes and anchored by a hypnotic synth bass line. “