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Otherworldly Things ○ Heavy Dream Cycle

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Otherworldly Things ○ Heavy Dream Cycle

NYC rock outfit Otherworldly Things presents their 'Heavy Dream Cycle' EP, an irresistible 5-track offering released via Montclair, NJ-based Magic Door Records. This comes hot on the trail of the lead single 'Time Turns To Memories', a song inspired by old photo albums, missing loved-ones, and missed opportunities to better know your family.

Formed in 2014, Otherworldly Things would deliver their debut concert in great company, opening for Buzzcocks at New York City's Irving Plaza in April 2015, even before releasing their debut album. This four-piece is made up of Jim Browne (guitar, lead and backing vocals, violin), Matt Revie (guitar, keyboards, glockenspiel), Jason Binnick (bass, backing vocals, keyboards, cello) and Travis Harrison (drums, percussion).

It's been a few years since the band's first full-length album 'Beeline to the A-List', released in 2017 with some of the material recorded at Brooklyn's legendary BC Studio, run by Martin Bisi, Like many artists, Covid and its lockdowns put a dent in any tangible plans for the band. Additional material was recorded by bassist Jason Binnick and former drummer Kevin Hudson, who ended up moving out of New York during the pandemic. The band ultimately went on hiatus... until now..

As the world began to return to normal, Jim Browne spearheaded the effort to record new material at Serious Business Records in Brooklyn with Travis Harrison (Guided By Voices, Built To Spill), who also joins the band on drums and percussion, adding some notable pizzazz. This EP was mastered at Listen Up Studios by Jamal Ruhe (Guided by Voices, Phoebe Bridgers, Death, Jimmy Eat World, Misfits).

"I wrote 'Tired of Monsters' in 2020 when you couldn’t turn on the news without seeing one form of monster or another. I wrote 'No Use' shortly after. We first recorded those two songs, along with 'Work Out Right', which I had written much earlier. On this song, I play a repeated note on the very violin that my grandfather bought with him when they moved from Ireland to Harlem in 1926," explains Jim Browne.    

"Having just three songs recorded, I thought to myself that this is neither a single nor EP. Then I wrote 'Time Turns to Memories', a big sounding recording that we pulled out all the bells and whistles for. I had the song 'Escape' kicking around for a long time. I recorded it live to tape at Jason’s and said it needs some ambient noise added. Jason picked up a cello, which I didn’t even know he owned and laid down a great track.  That’s when I knew we had a complete and really good EP."

As of February 16, the 'Heavy Dream Cycle' EP is available from fine online music platforms, including Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon.  The full EP can be ordered directly from the band.

"A tantalising upbeat British beat offering for discerning music connoisseurs and lay-men alike... High-energy feel-good music, this is as infectious as The Kinks and The Monkees ever were... loaded with new vigour and vitality, coupled with classic power pop stylings, synchronous drum-guitar sequences and tight delivery" 
The Spill Magazine

"The band took a Garage Rock sound and combined it with a Punk Rock sensibility as they played original tunes... a strong set of catchy music, Otherworldly Things made a strong impression" ~ Cryptic Rock

Otherworldly Things

Heavy Dream Cycle

Magic Door Records. 'Time Turns To Memories'
single is out now

16 February 2024



1  Tired of Monsters
2  No Use
3  Work Out Right
4  Time Turns to Memories
5  Escape

Jim Browne - Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals, Violin
Matt Revie - Guitar, Keyboards, Glockenspiel
Jason Binnick - Bass, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Cello
Travis Harrison - Drums, Percussion
All songs written by Jim Browne
Recorded at Serious Business Studios (Brooklyn, NY)
Produced, Engineered and Mixed
by Travis Harrison at Serious Business Studios

Mastered by Jamal Ruhe at Listen Up Studios
Artist photos by Julia Khoroshilov
Single cover photo by Renée LoBue
Single and EP cover design by Ray Ketchem

Keep up with Otherworldly Things
Facebook | Bandcamp | YouTube 
 Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon

Keep up with Magic Door Label
Facebook | Twitter 
 Instagram | Soundcloud | YouTube

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