Dream to Make Believe

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Dream to Make Believe
Dream to Make Believe.jpg
Studio album by Armor for Sleep
Released June 3, 2003
Recorded August 2002 at El Barrio Studios, Van Nuys, California
Genre Emo-pop, space rock[1]
Length 39:10
Label Equal Vision
Producer Ariel Rechtshaid
Armor for Sleep chronology
Dream to Make Believe
(2003)
What to Do When You Are Dead
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars [2]
Exclaim! Favorable [3]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars [4]
LAS Magazine Favorable [5]
Punknews.org 4/5 stars [6]

Dream to Make Believe is the debut studio album by American rock band Armor for Sleep.

Like the album's successor, What to Do When You Are Dead (2005), Dream to Make Believe is a concept album. Its themes include the dream world, sleepwalking, and how to keep the things you want as long as you stay asleep.

The album spawned two music videos: the title track, "Dream to Make Believe", as well as "My Town".

Release[edit]

Armor for Sleep signed to Equal Vision in February 2003. Demos of songs that would feature on the album were hosted on the group's website.[7] Dream to Make Believe was released through Equal Vision on June 3. In November and December, the group supported Vendetta Red.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ben Jorgensen.

No. Title Length
1. "Armor for Sleep" (Instrumental) 0:45
2. "Dream to Make Believe" 3:01
3. "All Warm" 2:47
4. "Being Your Walls" 3:44
5. "My Town" 3:32
6. "The Wanderers Guild" 4:13
7. "Frost and Front Steps" 3:39
8. "Phantoms Now" 4:24
9. "Raindrops" 4:54
10. "Kind of Perfect" 4:18
11. "Slip Like Space" 3:48
Total length: 34:28
Japanese bonus track
No. Title Length
12. "Pointless Forever" 4:42

Personnel[edit]

Band
Production
  • Ariel Rechtshaid - Production, engineering, mixing, synthesisers
  • Chris Fudurich - Additional engineering, mixing
  • Chris Knight - Assistant at Standard Electrical Recorders
  • Brian Gardner - Mastering
  • Pam Piffard - Photography
  • Chris Strong - Album photography, graphic construction

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Morris, Kurt. Dream to Make Believe at AllMusic
  2. ^ Alternative Press (8/03, p.90)
  3. ^ http://exclaim.ca/music/article/armor_for_sleep-dream_to_make_believe
  4. ^ Kerrang! (#955)
  5. ^ LAS Magazine review
  6. ^ https://www.punknews.org/review/1979/armor-for-sleep-dream-to-make-believe
  7. ^ Sciarretto 2003, p. 21
  8. ^ IGN Music (October 30, 2003). "Vendetta Red Hit The Road". IGN. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
Sources
  • Sciarretto, Amy (February 10, 2003). "Loud Rock". CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc. 74 (800). ISSN 0890-0795.