On November 10, European duo Dreamwheel will release their debut EP Redeemer via Nefarious Industries. Comprising Evan Linger (Skeletonwitch, Cultist) and Julia Gaeta, Dreamwheel veers away from the two musicians’ heavy metal bona fides in favor of a dreamier shoegaze sound rooted in ’80s goth and post-punk and gorgeous layers of guitar.
Today, they’ve shared “Promised Land,” the new single from their upcoming EP, which pairs the band’s dense shoegaze textures with jangly strains of psychedelia, channeling bands like The Chameleons at their haunted, melodic mid-’80s peak, with a rich and modern sensibility.
Dreamwheel’s Evan Linger said in a statement, “’Promised Land’ is about losing someone to something they deem more important than you; when you give it all and get nothing back in the end. The song explores the unresolved pain of loss and bargaining with the emotions of abandonment.”
Hear Dreamwheel’s “Promised Land” below. Pre-order the EP here.
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