Very few bands could pull off a Journey cover without the whole operation looking like a bad attempt at irony (and resulting in the decision maker’s head getting examined), but apparently A Million Billion Dying Suns is one such band. Yesterday, Nate Mercereau and company dropped one of the more interesting covers in years, taking on “Daydream”, a relatively obscure track by the San Francisco-born ’70s and 80s hard rock superstars originally released on their 1979 album Evolution. AMBDS lifts the long-forgotten (in most circles) track to never before seen heights, creating a psychedelic sonic tapestry that momentarily makes you forget about images like this.
AMBDS’ cover of “Daydream” premiered yesterday over on Turntable Kitchen, which is also including the song as a b-side on “The Garden” 7-inch. There will be 350 copies of the record on “orange crush” vinyl and 160 special edition copies on “orange crush with kelly green splatter” vinyl for Turntable Kitchen’s gold club members. Subscribe to Turntable Kitchen here.
See A Million Billion Dying Suns with Wye Oak, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Nick Waterhouse, and more at the fourth annual Phono del Sol Music Festival on July 12, 2014 in San Francisco’s Potrero del Sol Park. Get your tickets now before it’s too late!