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Pipe Dream

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Indie




"Pipe Dream: Visionaries in Rock"

“Pipe Dream is a music co-op. Interpersonal dynamics are synched with the progression of the composition and focused on making the best tracks possible. Their song “Boston” was a finalist in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition” - Mind Equals Blown

"Pipe Dream’s ‘The Oak’ Full of Pop Gems"

“ A mellow, acoustic guitar-driven song that features the sound of children playing in the background, it’s a great, unpretentious ballad. “Atmosphere” and “Boston” are a little more conventional — the mix of acoustic guitars and lilting vocals make the songs sound a bit like something by the Fray — but the songwriting and singing is solid.”
— Cleveland Scene - Cleveland Scene

"Pipe Dream"

“The EP closes with with ‘Carry Me Back Home’, an epic, anthemic track that is built on the same structure as any stadium filling band might use, yet here Pipe Dream manage to firmly establish their own unique sound on it. The arrangement is as carefully done as can be, pulling back at the right moments, giving the song room to breath, and turning things up just when it’s needed – the gang vocals on the outro are an absolute delight. A worthy contender for that last bit of space left on your iPod.” - Skope Magazine

"Pipe Dream/Sam Brenner/Joshua Robert | Grog Shop"

Recorded locally at Whiteout Audio, Pipe Dream's new EP Horizons shows off the local band's sensitive side. That's apparent right from the start as the opening title track sounds like a Green Day covering a Coldplay tune. The chorus — "I feel nothing at all" — speaks to the song's somber theme. But the music simmers and then soars, making the song into a potent power ballad. The band nicely uses electronic piano in tunes such as "Ghost (Crowds)" and "Castles." For this show, the band will play tunes from this EP as well as tracks from its back catalogue. - Cleveland Scene Magazine


Sometimes (Single) - January 2013
 - Sometimes

Circles (EP) - April 2013
 - Preflight
 - The Last
 - Sometimes
 - Sleeping In Quicksand

Horizon (EP) - August 2013
 - Horizon
 - Ghost (Crowds)
 - Dark Summer
 - Castles

The Oak (EP) - August 2014
 - The Oak
 - Atmosphere
 - Boston
 - Carry Me Back Home

Rapid Eyes (Single) - June 2015
 - Rapid Eyes



Formed in late 2012, the Cleveland, Ohio based band Pipe Dream features multi-instrumentalists, Jack Ellis, Spencer Hendricks and Gavin Sterkel. Pipe Dream is a sound often described as The Fray combined with Radiohead, influenced by Alt-J and The 1975.

Their first single, "Sometimes", as well as 2 all-original EPs started their discography in 2013. Cleveland Scene comments on the title track, 'Horizon' as it "simmers and then soars, making the song into a potent power ballad."

By early 2014, their first music video and single 'Boston' was released on iTunes and Spotify. In August of 2014 they released their most recent EP called 'The Oak' consisting of four original songs and a music video. Surf Rock comments on the the EP, "Pipe Dream's third EP, The Oak, is a mellifluous four-track gem. Dulcet tones envelop the listener in a sea of warmth and tranquility from the first note to the last."

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