5 Questions With: Dreamers

Photo by Kirstin Roby

“5 Questions With” is a series spotlighting some of Brooklyn’s most exciting and influential creatives. (You can explore our archive of picks here.)

DREAMERS is comprised of Nick Wold (vocals guitar), Chris Bagamery (drums, backup vocals) and Nelson (bass, backup vocals). Their upcoming album, due out this November, is a (highly listenable) psychedelic-indie-rock jam session — get a taste of the decidedly pretty lead single “Wolves” — and basically guaranteed to cement their status as Brooklyn’s newest/hottest up-and-comers. Don’t believe us? Drop by Pianos tonight or the Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday to catch them live. You’ll be a convert within a few bars of the opening melody.

Until then, you can check out the band’s favorite Brooklyn picks after the jump.


Neighborhood: Bushwick

Record listened to most in your life: We three members of Dreamers have three separate picks here, which I think illustrate our subconscious mind well.

Nelson: Iggy and the Stooges, Raw Power. It’s the most primal, distilled rock record ever, and the whole thing is mixed terribly.

Chris: Thom Yorke, The Eraser. I had a tiny 88 Toyota hatchback with one CD in it, and used the long rainy drives from downtown to west Seattle to pick apart the songs and figure out how to harmonize with some of the weirdest melodies ever recorded. If people wondered why that car was so shaky while stopped in traffic, it was me bouncing in my seat crooning, “I want to eat your artichoke heart” over and over again.

Nick: The Beatles, Revolver. The most underrated Beatles album, when they started to get into philosophy, acid and the strange. A special moment for the universe.

Brooklyn based band to look out for:  The Teen Age, because those guys got the rock. They also are amazing at making videos, and we recently collaborated with them to make a nightmare-ish mini-film for one of our songs.

Fave place to see a show: Glasslands. They have constant great taste and have managed to keep the DIY good vibes alive in the heart of Williamsburg. A great place to dance late at night or vanish into an electro-jazz-trance.

Fave Brooklyn bar: The Manhattan Inn. Great place to have fun or sink into a Poe-esque malaise, pondering the meaninglessness of the great abyss of eternity. Both are good for creativity.

Go-to drink: Collectively, our go-tos are: Muscle Milk, Mandarin Jarritos and Scotch. Which just made us think of a frightening new cocktail…