Independent music from the West Coast of Scotland has always had a kinship with psychedelic pop music from the West Coast of America. Orange Juice loved The Byrds, Teenage Fanclub wanted to be in Buffalo Springfield, The Pastels adored The Electric Prunes. Dream Boys are a modern-day trans-Atlantic love affair realized. Consisting of three Americans and one Scotsman, the group filters the spirit of Postcard Records through the rural haze of the Paisley Underground; pure pop with nods to New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records and Australia’s The Church.
Psychedelic in the truest sense, the band’s self-titled debut album floats around the notions of time and space, love and heartbreak with a range of emotion and introspection. One can’t imagine these songs coming from any other band or from any other time other than now. A Californian sun rises on a Glasgow street, rain falls during an indian summer—Dream Boys lies somewhere in between this musical dream, in love with pop music with a sincerity unmatched.