New Wave Revivalists Party Dream to Record LP, Release DVD

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Gil Mantera’s Party Dream -- the Younsgtown new-wave revivalists signed to Akron's Audio Eagle records -- will record a fourth CD in November, at New York City’s Broadway Sound. Shane X. Conry, whose credits include a hit dance remix of Madonna’s “Nothing Fails,” will produce. Conry also worked with band on the Dream’s 2006 Bloodsongs. It's a fine disc, but you really need to see them live to get it. Click the video above for a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." And click here for a taste of the frontman's between-song banter. Want to see more? The duo should be ready to release its first DVD by the end of the year. The disc will feature two live shows and three videos. The first set will feature optional audio commentary by Grand Buffet, the Pittsburgh alt-rap duo that regularly gigs with the Dream. Footage from a different show is available at www.Baeblemusic.com, a site with shows from indie bands including the Killers and Blonde Redhead. -- D.X. Ferris

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