The Dream Syndicate announce new album How Did I Find Myself Here?, share title track, leave us with more questions than answers

The Dream Syndicate announce new album How Did I Find Myself Here?, share title track, leave us with more questions than answers
Photo: Chris Sikich

Dust off your Rickenbackers: one of the key bands of the “Paisley Underground” scene (a mostly-L.A.-specific label for the jangle pop revival of the mid ’80s), The Dream Syndicate, have announced their first album in almost 30 years. How Did I Find Myself Here? will be out on September 8 via Anti- Records. The band have also shared the title track from the LP, a jammy, eleven-minute single.

So how did they find themselves here? The Dream Syndicate’s original run of four studio albums (including the classic The Days of Wine and Roses) lasted until 1989; led by chief songwriter Steve Wynn, the group reunited in Spain in 2012 and have played over 50 live shows since. Going back into the studio in 2016, “[The magic] was there with almost as much ease and grace as the first rehearsal we had three years before in Madrid, despite [longtime bassist] Mark Walton, Dennis Duck and I having not played together for several decades,” says Wynn.

Pre-orders of the album are now available through the band’s PledgeMusic site (Damn, for an 80’s band, they’re pretty good at using the internet, aren’t they?!), with the goodies offered ranging from rather generic-looking tote bags to a private Dream Syndicate show in your living room (at the very affordable price of $15,000). For all you cheapskates out there, the band will also perform in several US and European cities this summer and fall. Check out the dates, watch the album trailer, and listen to “How Did I Find Myself Here” below:

How Did I Find Myself Here? tracklisting:

01. Filter Me Through You
02. Glide
03. Out of My Head
04. 80 West
05. Like Mary
06. The Circle
07. How Did I Find Myself Here
08. Kendra’s Dream

The Dream Syndicate tour dates:

07.30.17 – Camden, NJ – XpoNential Festival
09.29.17 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
09.30.17 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
10.14.17 – Oslo – Rockefeller
10.15.17 – Göteborg – Pustervik
10.16.17 – Stockholm - Kägelbanan Södra Teatern
10.18.17 – Copenhagen – VEGA
10.19.17 – Hamburg – Uebel & Gefährlich
10.20.17 – Bonn - Rockapalast Crossroads Festival 2017
10.21.17 – Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg
10.23.17 – Amsterdam – Bitterzoet
10.24.17 – Paris – Centre Barbara Fleury Goutte-d’Or (FGO)
10.25.17 – Turin – Spazio 211
10.26.17 – Milan – Magnolia Segrate
10.27.17 – Bologna – Locomotiv
10.30.17 – London – The Lexington
11.01.17 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
11.03.17 – Leuven – Het Depot
11.04.17 – Athens – Gagarin

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