Dream The Electric Sleep are a progressive rock band from Lexington, KY.
Formed in 2009, guitarist/vocalist Matt Page and drummer Joey Waters recruited bassist Chris Tackett (formerly of Hyatari and Chum). The trio spent the following two years developing a unique sound characterized by an eclectic blend of influences. Although primarily rooted in progressive rock, the band employs elements of classical, folk, doom, psychedelic and pop. In early 2014, guitarist Andrew Hibpshman was introduced to reinforce the band’s live sound.
Upon its 2011 release, the self-produced debut album “Lost and Gone Forever” received positive international attention, gaining a wide variety of print and online reviews (including Classic Rock Magazine, Eclipsed Magazine and Progression Magazine), and was an underground favorite amongst many in the progressive rock and crossover/heavy rock communities. As a result, the band was asked to perform at one of the premier progressive rock festivals in the United States, the Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest), and were given the coveted “Church of Prog” slot.
The band returned from RoSfest in May 2013 to finish recording their sophomore LP with long-time friend and engineer Jason Groves.
Released in February 2014, “Heretics” features 11 tracks and over 70 minutes of new original material, the band continues to evolve its signature genre-bending sound. Described by The Big Takeover’s Jack Rabid as “Prog-Shoegaze”, DTES have again produced an album that draws from a diverse pool of influences. Among them are the classic progressive sounds of Genesis, Pink Floyd, King Crimson and The Moody Blues – with nods to U2, Ride, Catherine Wheel, and Radiohead.
With “Heretics”, DTES continue to push the envelope – not only on the band’s album themes and subject matter, but sonically as well. Fans will discover an extremely dynamic, thought-provoking work in “Heretics” – an album that reveals a band that is more focused than ever, and becoming increasingly difficult to pigeonhole.