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The Bronx, New York, United States

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"CD Review: The Daydreamers ‘With Your Love’ Clearly Worthy"

“The seven-track ‘With Your Love’ feels so right with every indie pop rock note.

The Daydreamers, a nicely tight five piece out of Woodstock, New York, has sewn all the right images and lyrics into its seven-track EP With Your Love. Here’s a quick summation of each song:

Antarctica: something about this song is dreamy. The words roll out like a sunny day; the lyrics as smooth as the ice of a glacier. Captivating as the choice words are, this song starts out with a lazy, plucking guitar and crisp vocals. Sure enough, the bridge changes the listener’s experience into more of a pop-like skip of a song. This is a great start to the EP!

Underneath (Lucid Dreams): give The Daydreamers credit for composing songs with many-layered lyrics. While the background orchestration is not busy, but subtle, the prose they exhale is simply captivating.

The End: with lyrics mentioning “two dead bodies that resemble us” it’s hard not to feel like these songs are artsy. This song had a sort of jazzy start – the percussion felt like a soft scrape. The piano felt like a trickling, melting ice sculpture (hey readers – how’s that for referring back to “Antarctica”!). A female vocalist joins the trio, and the song takes on this whole new venture. It still feels jazzy, a bit soulful. This writer/listener thinks AAA radio fans will really dig this song.

All It Is: this song is very upbeat and has that Reality Bites-flavor to it. It’s a fun song and this writer/listener’s only complaint is that it is too short! Just when the chorus ‘gets a going’ it falls short.

Melissa: This song had this writer/listener blushing. It is as if they were writing my life story! On a serious note, this song really has a good story to share and calls girls like ‘Melissa’ on their bluff.

Category VI and Ain’t Turning Around both have this ultra-cool indie rock vibe. The Daydreamers not only consistently arrange words like a page-turner, they drown the listener in mood-filled guitars, subtle percussion and poignant vocals.

Overall CD Review is A+

Fans of Young The Giant and Keane will dig The Daydreamers. Overall, The Daydreamers’ With Your Love garners a solid A+ review. This is a keeper. Each song is capable of being a hit on AAA radio, but pay special attention to “The End,” “Category VI” and “Antarctica.” Again, great stuff from these Woodstock natives.” - Melissa L. Kucirek


"The Daydreamers – With Your Love (CD EP)"

The Daydreamers are an act that attempt to forge their own bold path in music. With Your Love is their new effort, and each of the efforts on this release are integral for understanding the act. Antarctica starts off things; the pop meets rock sound of the track allows listeners to get on board. As listeners become familiar with the work of The Daydreamers, the act’s efforts begin to stretch their wings. Underneath (Lucid Dreams) is a stark track that nevertheless presents listeners with a tremendously dense and detailed narrative.
The End bounces listeners into a bold new world, as the act slips in tremendously smooth R&B to their wind-swept surf / indie sound. The presence of The End allows the band further room to expand their sound. Category VI is a track that can be taken differently dependent on how one hears the track. There is a very somber and hurt feeling that is threaded through the track that stands at odds with a much more introspective set of arrangements. With Your Love ends with Ain’t Turning Around, a track that showcases the band’s confidence. This confidence is poorly founded in many titles, but The Daydreamers have the chops necessary to back this statement up.
The songs on With Your Love can be enjoyed as singles, but I believe that there is a certain narrative that is established throughout the runtime of the album. Few acts are able to make a cogent statement with the EP format, but I believe that The Daydreamers capture the mind and hearts of their listeners on With Your Love.
Top Tracks: Antarctica, Category VI, Underneath (Lucid Dreams)
Rating: 8.2/10
The Daydreamers – With Your Love (CD EP) / 2012 Self / 7 Tracks - NeuFutur


"EP REVIEW: The Daydreamers - The Daydreamers (EP)"

Artist: The Daydreamers
Album: The Daydreamers (EP)
Label: Independent Artist
Website: http://thedaydreamersmusic.tumblr.com/
Genre: Acoustic Folk/Rock
Sounds Like: Train, John Mayer, Jason Mraz
Technical Grade: 7/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 7/10
Commercial Value: 8/10
Overall Talent Level: 8/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 10/10
Best Songs: The End, Antartica
Weakness: Short Sided Songs, Inconsistent Mix

CD Review: Woodstock, NY band “The Daydreamers” releases their latest 7 song EP entitled With Your Love in 2012. The band consist of 3 core members: Aaron Mones (lead guitar), Wyatt Mones (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Ben Shrobat (Bass) Other session players include Dave Klobinski (Drums) and Tim Poll (piano).

The EP kicks off with “Antarctica” a slow moving ditty that serves up steady rock beat reminiscent of vintage Jason Mraz complete with a rockabilly type guitars, soothing melody and heart-felt vocal delivery. Track 2 “Underneath (Lucid Dreams)” is a just a breath away from being a timeless Americana groove with it’s impressive rhythm guitar ambience that flows and ebbs its way through to emotional fruition.. Track 3 “The End” keeps things moving in the right direction with its smooth as silk groove, heart felt vocals and grand slam chorus. As the CD slowly unfolds I can hear many musical influences reminiscent of Train, Jason Mraz and John Mayer. The actual musical format is very intimate, up close: a personal snapshot of the artist. The songs themselves are very naked and personal with messages revealing the highs of life, love, passion and do I dare say life observations. Overall the catalogue is upbeat, methodical, providing a brilliant perspective on life. Besides the voice and the acoustic guitar you will also notice brief splashes of Mandolin, Piano, Organ, Percussion accents, impressive rhythm and solo guitars, well placed vocal harmonies and an impressive rhythm section. Lyrical content is extremely revealing and thought provoking. All songs cut deep to the core and its obvious Mones and company are very capable songwriters and vocalists. Wyatt’s voice makes the critical (singer to listener) connection as he showcases an impressive baritone and emotional falsetto. From striking “Melissa” to grooving “Category VI” this EP has something for just about everyone. The EP ends with Track 7 “Ain’t Turning Around” the perfect finale statement for a release of this caliber.

Track 4 ”All It Is” is way to short to be considered a legitimate song. Track 6:”Melissa’” is also a bit short. The CD starts strong but loses momentum and kind of bonks around Track 4. The mix is a bit bright and all over the place lacking continuity track to track. Vocals sit really hot within the mix. Some of this may be designed to maximize Radio marketability however this approach can be a real wear on the ears over time comparabe to a commercial.

"The Daydreamers" will work best on days you want a delicate acoustic sound to fill your atmosphere. Its strong suit is it’s overall consistency, lyrical wisdom and bold straightforwardness. Make no bones about it folks; It took raw honesty to write and perform some of these songs. What I like most about The Daydreamers is there is no attempt to hide or sugar coat the truth. I really admire artists out there who are themselves and just let the chips fall where they may. Praise goes out to the artist that has the courage to show us something real and genuine beneath their veil of vanity. "The Daydreamers" are one of those artists. - The Muse's Muse


"THE DAYDREAMERS - WITH YOUR LOVE"

Hailing from Woodstock, NY--which automatically sends preconceived notions, sounds and images to our brains--is a band whose sound is as lush and dreamy as their name, The Daydreamers, with their EP release With Your Love. I didn't realize just how powerful those preconceived ideas of Woodstock are, until I almost wrote the band off before taking my first listen. I love the whole Classic Rock era, but the last thing I wanted to hear was a knockoff of any sort.
But as fate would have it, The Daydreamers are not that.
Three men make the core of the band: twin brothers Aaron (lead guitar) and Wyatt Mones (frontman, rhythm guitar) and bassist Ben Chrobot. Then there's Dave Klobinski on drums, and pianist Tim Poll.
The EP opens with "Anarctica", a song letting me know I was sorely mistaken about what I was in for. Its intro is soft and sweet. Lyrics sharp and rhythmic. That would have been enough to make the song good, but it crossed over into greatness at 2:45, when they injected some funk and soul you didn't even know would sound so damned good in a song like this. Dynamics is what this band seems to do best. The constant give and take and rise and fall that makes any work of art something of beauty.
All the songs are very catchy and well-written. Not all of them grabbed me, but the ones that did, did so in a big way.
Overall, I love this band's sound. Sometimes grungy, sometimes quirky, always sweet and heartfelt. It's Indie Pop-Rock that can suddenly morph into deeply soulful without a moment's notice. Vocals reaching into the falsetto range can be risky if performed badly, but The Daydreamers do it sparingly, and when they do, it's like butter, baby.
I found myself yearning for more tracks like "Antarctica" and the fantastic RnB/Rock song "The End" (with "Category VI" being my third favorite on here). But just to know this band can whip out songs like those whenever they want, is enough for me not to sleep on The Daydreamers--excuse the pun.
Solid EP. Cool-ass band. Keep them on your radar. - MusicEmissions


"The Daydreamers, With Your Love"

The Daydreamers put you in a trance with their latest release, “With Your Love”. This eclectic band stands out above your regular radio norms. They set new standards for refreshing and different. They have created a genre of music that should be labeled simply, “really good!”
There is a smooth groove that starts your body swaying back and forth. As you submerge yourself in the haunting guitars, it sets the mood for the words to drop in your thoughts like a soft summer rain. My favorite song is, “Melissa”. It makes me laugh right out loud. Lyrically it is comical with dark humor. Then they go into, “Category VI” which quickly changed my mind, this song became my favorite instead. Lyrically it tells a story of leaning on our loved ones when we’re trying to weather a storm. The words twist like a tornado creating new analogies as the music progresses.
The production of this body of work is spot on. Not over done or under done it is somewhere right in the middle. This band obviously had a clear vision about what they wanted to portray. This CD is simplicity at its finest.
The Daydreamers is a band that could not have picked a better name. The music is dreamy to say the least. They are edgy with whimsical phrasing giving them a sound unlike anyone else. It is not a rocker, but if you are looking for suave then look no further. I encourage you to go listen for yourself. It’s worth the time and effort and they will not disappoint. - Skope Magazine


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The Daydreamers are a five-piece pop/indie rock band from Woodstock, NY. They have been playing together for five years and released a self-produced EP "Someday, Everyday" in the fall of 2008. The band made it to the final round of the 2009 Break Contest, and have played venues such as The Stone Pony and The Chance. In 2009, The Daydreamers were in the top ten finalists for the MTV VMA Best Breakout contest. They have released four singles during 2011 and released their first EP as The Daydreamers "With Your Love" in June 2012.