Daydream Forever

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Daydream Forever
The Chain Gang of 1974 - Daydream Forever.jpg
Studio album by The Chain Gang of 1974
Released 4 February 2014 (2014-02-04)
Recorded October 8, 2012 - February 4, 2013
(Malibu, California)
Genre Indietronica, electronic rock
Length 38:37
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Kamtin Mohager, Isom Innis
The Chain Gang of 1974 chronology
Wayward Fire
(2011)Wayward Fire2011
Daydream Forever
(2014)
Felt
(2017)Felt2017

Daydream Forever is the third studio album by American indietronica musician Kamtin Mohager's project The Chain Gang of 1974. Released on February 4, 2014, by Warner Bros. Records, it is the major label debut of The Chain Gang of 1974, whose previous records were released under indie label Modern Art Records. The album is a follow-up to the project's 2013 single "Miko", which features as the fifth track on the album, and successful promotional single "Sleepwalking", which also features on the album, as the third track.

Background[edit]

Born in San Jose, California and raised in Hawaii before moving to Denver, Kamtin Mohager joined 3OH!3 as a touring bassist from 2007 through 2010. He subsequently self-released Fantastic Nostalgic: The Early Recordings in 2010. That year also saw the release of his full-length debut, White Guts. Mohager moved to Los Angeles to record the follow-up album, Wayward Fire, which was released on Modern Art Records in 2011.[1]

Recording[edit]

Daydream Forever was recorded with producer Isom Innis, of Foster the People fame. The album was recorded over the course of seventeen weeks from October 8, 2012 to February 4, 2013 in Malibu, California.[2][3] Six of the working titles for songs placed for recording during the creative process for Daydream Forever were "This Godless Girl", "Lola Suzanne", "Witch", "Strfck" [sic], "Sleepwalking", and "Melbourne".[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[5]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[6]
Earmilk 8.5/10[7]'

At Alternative Press, Dan LeRoy rated the album three-and-a-half out of five stars, stating that this album is not intended "for revivalists only."[6] Fred Thomas of AllMusic called it "a must for anyone in an especially strong phase of '80s nostalgia."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Isom Innis and Kamtin Mohager except where noted.

Daydream Forever[8]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ordinary Fools"   Innis, Mohager 2:51
2. "You"   Innis, Mohager 3:00
3. "Sleepwalking" James Bailey, Rami Jrade, Mohager, Ryan Ogren Mohager 3:37
4. "Lola Suzanne" Sean Cimino, Innis, Mohager Innis, Mohager 4:21
5. "Miko"   Innis, Mohager 3:02
6. "Godless Girl"   Innis, Mohager 3:59
7. "Witch"   Innis, Mohager 4:16
8. "Moksha"   Innis, Mohager 1:09
9. "Mouth"   Innis, Mohager 3:58
10. "Death Metal Punk"   Innis, Mohager 3:42
11. "Plum"   Innis, Mohager 4:42
Total length: 38:37
Daydream Forever digital download
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
12. "Sleepwalking" (Dawn Golden Remix) Bailey, Jrade, Mohager, Ryan Dexter Tortoriello 3:09
13. "Miko" (Blood Diamond Remix)   Michael Diamond 3:36
Total length: 45:22

Personnel[edit]

The Chain Gang of 1974

  • Kamtin Mohager - vocals, music, production

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[9] 36

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Catalog no.
United States[8] February 4, 2014 CD Warner Bros. Records 540888[10]
Digital download none

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cherrie, Chrysta. "The Chain Gang of 1974 - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "LP2". thechaingangof1974.com. Tumblr. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Untitled". thechaingangof1974.com. Tumblr. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "LP2 is Growing". thechaingangof1974.com. Tumblr. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Thomas, Fred. "Daydream Forever - The Chain Gang of 1974". AllMusic. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b LeRoy, Dan (2014). "The Chain Gang of 1974 – Daydream Forever". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. March 2014 (308): 90. ISSN 1065-1667. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ McCaskill, Clark. "The Chain Gang of 1974 - Daydream Forever [Album Review] - EARMILK". Earmilk. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Daydream Forever". iTunes US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "The Chain Gang of 1974 - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Daydream Forever (Chain Gang Of 1974)". Music. Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

External links[edit]