Peel Dream Magazine announce new album Rose Main Reading Room with the lush and gorgeous "Lie In The Gutter"

Rose Main Reading Room, the fourth full length by Peel Dream Magazine, is a lush, inviting headphones record; the kind of album made to accompany city bus rides and rainy-day solo trips to accidental destinations. The band, whose name nods to the BBC Radio 1 legend John Peel -- arbiter of all things underground, quality, and (it must be said) "cool" -- has since its inception been a genre-hopping experiment, jumping from motorik krautrock to shoegaze and space ago pop, and their newest work is a perfect starting point for the uninitiated, beckoning toward a newfound romance and nostalgia with their catchiest collection of songs to date.

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Set to the backdrop of New York City and its towering landmarks -- The American Museum of Natural History, Grand Central Station, and the like -- songwriter Joseph Stevens weaves personal stories into the wider fabric of the natural world, touching on themes of instinct, animality, and evolution. The beautifully rendered lead single "Lie In The Gutter" conjures the driving feel of the band's earlier output, which often draws comparisons to Stereolab and Yo La Tengo but still remains uniquely identifiable.

Listen to "Lie in the Gutter" →
Recommended if you like: Stereolab, Air, Belle & Sebastian, Julia Holter, Jessica Pratt, The American Analog Set, blue sky Nat-Geo pop

Of the song and the video, Peel Dream Magazine's Joe Stevens writes:

"This video is cut from footage we filmed on a few different tours between the fall of 2023 and Spring of 2024, and I love it because it captures the amazing feeling and energy that those trips had. There's cameos from bands we were touring with like Chastity Belt and Gift, and friends like Simi Sohota from Healing Potpourri. A lot of it was shot in the Pacific Northwest and features some hikes we got to take among the dense green forests up there. I wanted to capture that stuff because this theme of "the natural world" has been jostling around my my brain for awhile and is a big part of the album.
The song is meant to be a very simple statement about finding joy and wonder in life despite whatever may be on your mind. The phrase it's taken from is the trite but sweet Oscar Wilde quote 'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars'. "

Watch the "Lie in the Gutter" music video →

Upcoming Peel Dream Magazine US Tour dates:

  • July 31, 2024 - Denton, TX, US @ Andy's Bar - get tickets
  • August 02, 2024 - Birmingham, AL, US @ Saturn - get tickets
  • August 03, 2024 - Nashville, TN, US @ The Blue Room - get tickets
  • August 05, 2024 - Chicago, IL, US @ Thalia Hall - get tickets
  • August 06, 2024 - Detroit, MI, US @ Magic Stick - get tickets
  • August 08, 2024 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Lee's Palace - get tickets
  • August 12, 2024 - New York (NYC), NY, US @ Elsewhere - The Hall - get tickets
  • August 13, 2024 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ Underground Arts - get tickets
  • August 14, 2024 - Washington, DC, US @ Union Stage - get tickets
  • August 16, 2024 - Atlanta, GA, US @ The Masquerade - Altar - get tickets
  • August 18, 2024 - Austin, TX, US @ Mohawk - Indoor - get tickets
  • September 07, 2024 - Los Angeles (LA), CA, US @ Zebulon - get tickets

"Peel Dream Magazine have perfected a synthesis of all kinds of psychedelic music. Strung-out Velvet Underground strains, distortion-blasted shoegaze coos, infectious Stereolab and Krautrock swirls - they can do it all"

Rose Main Reading Room is out everywhere on September 4th, 2024 (digital, vinyl, CD, and cassette). Pre-orders for the album on all formats are available now.

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