The Dream Eaters “Bats In The Belfry”

“Bats In The Belfry” is a familiar tune that you’ve maybe lived but never thought of.  The  melodic and dynamic range of both vocalists is apparently unlimited within “Bats In The Belfry” which for me personally is the piece of this song that deserves the most praise not to discount the thin guitar arpeggio, the left of center approach to percussion, or the phat bass track.  The song is layered nicely but doesn’t beat around the bush either.  “Bats In The Belfry” carries itself well by starting with what could be called the pre-chorus, straight to the pre-chorus and then falling farthest dynamically as the second verse starts but then once the third verse hits there is no raise in dynamics between it and the third chorus.  Then the chorus runs twice as long which is good because it is so well written and then it lowers back to its lowest point dynamically for an outro.  It is refreshing to hear a song that doesn’t stick to verse chorus verse chorus bridge doubled chorus.  Praise goes to The Dream Eaters for artistic integrity within a pop sensible piece “Bats In The Belfry.


“The Dream Eaters blend the ethereal vocals of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron in interwining streams of haunting melodies.

The duo released several singles and EPs under the name “Jake and Elizabeth”, changing it to The Dream Eaters before the release of their debut EP “Five Little Pills”. A bare-bones production that they self-recorded and released, it was a precursor to the sound that was further realized on their full-length debut album, We Are A Curse, released in 2017. On October 9th, 2018, the duo will release their second full length album “Pagan Love” which features a poppier, hook-ier, version of the sound they established on their debut.

Praise for “We Are A Curse”: “The vocals of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron interweave with such perfection it is as if they emanate from the same body” (Overblown, UK). ““Dead On The Inside” might be the most stunning and gorgeous protest song you will ever hear.” (The Revue, Canada). “There is an unshakable sorrow adorning their vocals, but they remain luscious and sticky. Tightly knit harmonies characterize nearly every track–allowing them to utterly inhabit a ghostly world of varied human sentiments and encounters.” (PopDust). ““Neanderthals” is an impressive project from a quickly rising duo with heaps of potential.” (Obscure Sound)”


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Musician releasing music under self created record label

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