The Drowning Dreamers Band is an indie chamber folk ensemble, from Honolulu, HI, with a slate gray streak of shoegaze postrock, running through its middle.
With its debut, self-titled album, the band hopes to provide a fitting backdrop, in case you've found yourself in the midst of your next north Atlantic passage, Arctic expedition, Death Valley breakfast, Nebraskan power outage, or even just a momentary, extra bit of restlessness, in a dim or confined space you call home. But if there are other heightened scenarios, for which they may be of service, they hope you'll let them know.
And thanks so much for listening.
released January 26, 2015
Gary Liu Jr. - voice, guitars, drums+percussion, keys (6,7)
Michael Nakasone - drums (1,2,5)
Miya Yamaoka - bells, violin (6)
Ryan Miyashiro - guitar, voice, trumpet
Sabrina Velazquez - piano, organ (4), glockenspiel (3), voice (3)
Toni Wong - bass, voice
Yvonne Harada - cello
All songs by G. Liu Jr. & The Drowning Dreamers Band
Recorded and mixed by Demitri Marmash at Artemis Audio, Kailua, except 8 and additional overdubs, recorded by Sean at his house, Hawaii Kai. Other recording by Phil Keat at Highway, Hawaii Kai, and Cory Gray at Type Foundry, Portland. Mastered by Carl Saff, in Chicago.
Drawings by Sheri Young, lettering by G. Liu Jr., layout coordinated by Nicole Jones/Paper Machete, with screenprinting direction from Charles Cohan/Arm and Roller Press.
For how dare it still rise to shine through the fog?...