“Dream Pop is Over.”
The title of the daring new EP from DEWR - indie rock incarnation of up and coming San Francisco songwriter Brian Dewar – says a lot about his progression as an artist. Unlike his previous work, which at times fell victim to the same digitally-enhanced excess that pervades music today, Dream Pop is uncluttered. Uncomplicated. Unencumbered. It’s borne along by its own sense of urgency -- one that psychoanalyzes its own disenchantment.
And, most importantly, it’s simply excellent. Beneath swaying rhythms and dynamic vicissitudes, Dewar has crafted something utterly unique: an almost stream of consciousness journey through the zeitgeist of Dewar’s present: drunken words emerging from sober thoughts; trudging through the motions; admitting to himself that he isn’t able to have it all. Across five songs, Dewar explores his present, filing through his own emotional turmoil to craft something unique and listenable.
Since debuting just over a year ago, DEWR has gained significant traction in the San Francisco scene. Now, with this groundbreaking new EP on the horizon, he looks to be poised for big things.