The Dream Station

The Dream Station

 New York City, New York, USA
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Vibrant, ethereal, dancy, indie rock lyrically driven with catchy melodies smoothly juxtaposed by brilliantly syncopated guitars, punchy bass lines, and powerful drums.

Biography

The vibrant and ethereal rock sounds of the “The Dream Station” come out of Brooklyn, NYC, where the band is based. Lead Singer J.J. Gluckman's lyrics explore his life's experiences through heartfelt words and raw vocals. The bands catchy melodies are smoothly juxtaposed with Rik Cava's punchy bass lines and Frank Juan's powerful drums. Lead Guitarist Juan Cardenas's unique choice of notes and the syncopated guitar lines enrich and compliment their vivacious breed of rock music.

A unique aspect to the band's fusion has to do with the members very diverse backgrounds. Juan and Frank hail from different parts of Venezuela. Rik moved to NYC from Texas, and J.J. from Phoenix, Arizona. They each had their own unique journeys through music until they came together and finally landed as “The Dream Station” in the summer of 2009.

The band’s influences are widespread amongst all genres such as: rock n’ roll and indie rock, pop and even electronica. A consensus amongst the band: “our individual inspiration comes from very different places but somehow meets at a point where we all connect and feel very comfortable."

The dancy, indie rock of The Dream Station has been brought to crowds all over NYC at premiere venues such as "Crash Mansion," "The Bitter End," "The Studio at Webster Hall," "Sullivan Hall," "Spike Hill," "Arlene's Grocery," and others, along with out-of-state gigs in Pennsylvania and abroad including at "Juniata College" in Huntingdon, PA, and "Stage on Herr, in the "Midtown Arts Center" in Harrisburg, PA, and "Crocodile Rock" in Allentown, PA. 2011 will bring The Dream Station across East Coast borders as well as continuing along the NYC circuit. "This is Not the Desert" is now available for download on iTunes.

Lyrics

Chemicals

Written By: J.J. Gluckman


These chemicals are taking time

And they’re working their way into my spine

It digs and digs our graves

And I’m a merchant of death

I’m taking lives, this is so hazardous

We still take and take and take

What is this we’re made for?

Call the troops, call the calvary, this is war

These chemicals are taking love

From the life that was sent from above

It pulls and pulls and pulls


And I’m a merchant of death

I’m taking lives, this is so hazardous

We still take and take and take

What is this we’re made for?

Call the troops, call the calvary, this is war

What is this we’re made for?

Terminal

Written By: J.J. Gluckman

Make a line, make a line

To cross this time

Take your time, take your time

You never fell for me

So man all your terminals

Flight 117 is boarding

And you’re, you’re not ready to leave

Close your eyes, close your eyes

And count to five

Memorize, memorize

The stars up in the sky

I’ve finally found the ocean

So man all your terminals

Flight 117 is boarding

And you’re, you’re not ready to leave

This is Not the Desert

Written By: J.J. Gluckman

This Is Not The Desert


Say that you won’t

That you can’t

That you’ll never let me go

Go down, I’ll never, go down


You permeate

Through my skin

But you’re seeping through to my veins

Go down, I’ll never, go down

And there’s a scientist who lives in my head

And he tick tock tinkers with all the words I said

And there’s a pilot who flies through my nervous system

Connecting fact and fiction

You’re not getting older

You’re just getting weaker

You’re my sense of weakness

My heart is filled with songs and hymns of forever

Try to let me go, but I won’t let you down

I’ll never go down, go down

My heart is filled with songs and hymns of loving feelings

Try to let me go, but I won’t let you down

I’ll never go down, go down

You’re not getting older

You’re just getting weaker

You’re my sense of weakness

Discography

This is Not the Desert (EP)
1. Chemicals
2. This is Not the Desert
3. Terminal

Released: April 7, 2010
Produced/Recorded with: Ken Rich of Grand Street Recording

To see a live video of The Dream Station go to
www.youtube.com/user/thedreamstation#p/a/u/0/lXi4VahL7_w

Set List

1. Phoenix
2. Terminal
3. Science of Sleep
4. Wave
5. Where I Started
6. Grow a Funny Mustache and Dance
7. Last Call
8. Chemicals
9. This is Not the Desert