Jeromes Dreams reissue “Presents” for their 20-year anniversary!
Jeromes Dream formed during the post-hardcore and emo era of the mid-90s, when a surge of new genres and subgenres spread throughout the scene. Jeromes Dream carved its own path and helped to define the subgenre that would come to be known as emo-violence. Jeromes Dream became synonymous with heavy emotional hardcore with screaming vocals. The band set itself apart with an enigmatic and visceral approach, different from the other music of its day. Known for their unique live shows, often extremely short, and singer Jeff Smith refusing to use a microphone. Their sets were always full of frenetic energy and passion that left a lasting impression on those who saw them play as well as the scene as a whole.
In 2001, Jeromes Dream recorded and released their final record “Presents” before disbanding. “Presents” was a deliberate departure from anything the band did previously, including a more refined, technical sound and new vocal stylings. Fusing elements of hardcore, math-rock, punk, and noise. Produced and engineered by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at God City Studios.
In 2019, Jeromes Dream announced their reunion and re-entered the studio to record their first record in almost 20 years. The release “LP” was met with much acclaim and the band became fully active touring with Loma Prieta, Gouge Away, Soul Glo, Touché Amoré, and Daughters throughout the US and Europe. Around the same time, Jeromes Dream began talks with Iodine Recordings about a “Presents” reissue on vinyl for its 20-year anniversary. “Presents” was remastered by producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Gouge Away, Loma Prieta, Joyce Manor), and the album was fully redesigned with all new artwork. Nearly 20 years after its initial release “Presents” remains a powerful collection of songs that feels just as relevant, sincere and raw as it did when it was first released.
“This album still contains some of the most impressive noise rock to come out of the early ’00s.” - KERRANG!
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