The ’90s—a decade celebrated for its grungy vibes, emotive rock, and alternative sounds—has never really left the hearts of many. For the members of Dream Complete, it continues to be a profound source of inspiration, one that they’ve channeled into their latest EP.
This release is not just a nod to their favorite tunes from the era, but also a showcase of their ability to blend raw energy with soulful shoegazing nuances, reminiscent of early Deftones.
Dream Complete takes listeners on a mesmerizing journey through dense basslines, melodic shoe gaze, and raw grunge tones. The band, made up of four friends who have been playing music together since childhood, integrates influences from their diverse musical backgrounds.
Their love for everything from punk to metal finds expression in their songs, reminiscent of iconic bands like Helmet, Quicksand, Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins, Swervedriver, and Hum.
However, the true essence of Dream Complete extends beyond their sound.
“At its core, Dream Complete is four friends who LOVE gear, chase tones, and have been playing music together since childhood,” they note.
Their shared journey through life has granted them a unique vantage point. They’ve seen the world shift, evolve, and change.
As a result, their content revolves around life’s many facets—personal growth, relationships, and the wisdom that comes with age.
Amidst the age of information overload, where everyone seems to be an armchair expert, Dream Complete offers introspection. The band delves into life, parenting, inspiration, and motivation. Creating music is their labor of love, a passion that has grown with them through the years.
They candidly share, “As we each circle mid-life, run businesses, maintain careers, and raise families; Dream Complete is truly a labor of love, an opportunity to maintain our friendships between one another, and with the music itself.”
Their shared experiences allow them to “speak the same musical language,” fostering a seamless and harmonious creative process.
Their recent EP, in particular, is a manifestation of their collective experiences.
While a comprehensive track-by-track breakdown is set to follow below, a glimpse into songs like “Sometimes Forget” and “Satellites” reveal a band that draws inspiration from personal experiences, societal observations, and an undying love for music.