Dreamers (band)

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Background information
OriginManhattan, New York, U.S.
Years active2014–present
Associated acts
  • Nick Wold
  • Marc Nelson
  • Jacob Lee Wick
Past members
  • Chris Bagamery

Dreamers (stylized as DREAMERS) is an American pop-rock trio, featuring Nick Wold, Marc Nelson, and Jacob Lee Wick.


Formation and first EP (2014)[edit]

Nick Wold moved from Seattle to New York at the age of 18 to study jazz saxophone at New York University's Steinhardt School.[1][2][3] In New York, Wold was the lead singer and guitarist in the grunge band Motive, along with drummer Chris Bagamery, a longtime friend of his from Seattle.[4] Following the dissolution of Motive, Wold was living and writing songs in a Brooklyn rehearsal space. He and Bagamery met bassist Marc Nelson (known only by his surname), and the three teamed up to form the band.[5][6][7]

Their first single, "Wolves (You Got Me)", was released on July 16, 2014,[4] and was in rotation on Sirius XM's Alt Nation.[7] It was included on their self-titled debut EP,[2] produced by Danny Kalb, which was recorded at Ravensworth Studio outside Charlottesville, Virginia, and released on November 18, 2014.[7][8][9] The four-track EP was streamed on Billboard a week ahead of its release date.[8] In 2014, Alternative Press named Dreamers one of their 100 Bands You Need To Know.[10]

You Are Here and This Album Does Not Exist (2015-16)[edit]

In February 2015, Dreamers signed a deal with Fairfax Recordings.[11] Drummer Jacob Lee Wick joined the band at the end of 2015, replacing Bagamery after they relocated to Los Angeles.[12][13][14] That year, the trio started recording tracks with producer Kevin Agunas for their debut LP.[13] On December 3, 2015, they released the video for their second single, "Shooting Shadows", off their second EP, You Are Here.[2][15] The song was written by Wold and Atlas Genius lead singer Keith Jeffery.[15] On February 5, 2016, You Are Here was released on Fairfax Recordings. It included their first single, "Wolves (You Got Me)", their new single "Drugs", and three additional tracks.[11] The video for "Drugs" premiered on Billboard on March 2, 2016.[16]

The first single off their debut LP This Album Does Not Exist was "Sweet Disaster", released on June 24, 2016.[17] The album was released on August 26, 2016.[18] Much of the album was written by Wold in Brooklyn before the band's relocation to Los Angeles.[14]

EPs and Launch Fly Land (2018)[edit]

On July 13, 2018, Dreamers released Launch, a four-song EP. The EP serves as the first of a trilogy of releases.[19] The album cover displays a picture of a SpaceX Falcon 9 at liftoff with a purple hue.

On September 7, 2018, Dreamers released Fly, a five-song EP and the second in the trilogy. It features the single "All Washed Out" and a stripped-down version of the single "Screws".[20]

On February 21, 2019, "Die Happy" was released as the first single from what fans assumed was a third EP. However, on April 4, 2019, the band announced that their second album, Launch Fly Land, would be released April 26, 2019, which includes "Die Happy", and released the second single from the album, "Insomniac".[21]

Band members[edit]

  • Nick Wold – lead vocals, guitar
  • Marc Nelson – bass, keyboard, vocals
  • Jacob Lee Wick - drums, vocals [acoustic performances: acoustic guitar, percussion]


Dreamers were selected to open for Stone Temple Pilots on their US tour in April and May 2015, at venues including The Fillmore in San Francisco, Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, House of Blues in Chicago, Irving Plaza in New York City and at SunFest in West Palm Beach.[5][10] They were picked out of 500 bands who submitted to be the opener.[22]

From December 2015 through April 2016, Dreamers went on tour across North America.[2][16] This included their first foray into Canada, where they co-headlined with Arkells, joining the band onstage to perform a cover of George Harrison's version of "Got My Mind Set on You".[13] The bands also covered David Bowie's "Modern Love" together,[23] and Dreamers have separately covered Blind Melon's "No Rain".[24]

Dreamers have also played with Atlas Genius, Civil Twilight, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Mowgli's, Young Rising Sons, The Vaccines, Weezer, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and All Time Low.[14][22][24] They played Lollapalooza 2016 in Chicago,[12] and have also put in appearances at Bumbershoot, Firefly, and Coachella along the way, and they went on a full US tour with The Griswolds in 2017 as well as with Night Riots in support of The Maine later that year.[25] In 2018, they joined New Politics, alongside The Wrecks, on their Lost In Translation tour, named after their third album. In the fall of 2018, Dreamers went on their first US headlining tour with Weathers, Morgxn, and Rad Horror.[26] February and March 2019 took them on a multi-city trip around the States for the North American leg of You Me At Six's international tour for their album "VI".



Title Notes
This Album Does Not Exist
Launch Fly Land
  • Release date: April 26, 2019
  • Label: Fairfax
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Notes
Dreamers EP
  • Release date: November 18, 2014
  • Label: Fairfax
  • Format: Digital download
You Are Here
  • Release date: February 5, 2016
  • Label: Fairfax
  • Format: Digital download
  • Release date: July 13, 2018
  • Label: Fairfax
  • Format: Digital download
  • Release date: September 7, 2018
  • Label: Fairfax
  • Format: Digital download


Title Year Peak chart
US Alt.

"Wolves (You Got Me)" 2014 39 This Album Does Not Exist
"Shooting Shadows" 2015
"Drugs" 2016 38
"Sweet Disaster" 7 33
"Painkiller" 29
"All Washed Out" 2018 Fly
"Screws" 20 [A] Launch
"Die Happy" 2019 18 [B] Launch Fly Land

Music videos[edit]

  • "My Little Match" (2014, dir. Micah Weisberg & Bill Dvorak)
  • "Waste My Night" (2014, did. Frank Young)
  • "Shooting Shadows" (2015, dir. Frank Young)
  • "Drugs" (2016, dir. Frank Young)
  • "Sweet Disaster" (2017, dir. Nic Collins)
  • "Painkiller" (2017)
  • "Screws" (2018, dir. Nick Wold) - [feat. cameos from members of Papa Roach, Griswolds, Joywave, Mowgli's, Mainland, Weathers, Rad Horror, Gnash, Morgxn, Matt Pinfield, et al., as well as a screeching DeLorean (time machine)]
  • "Die Happy" (2019, dir. Nick Wold)


  1. ^ "Screws" did not enter the Hot Rock Songs chart, but peaked at number 37 on the Rock Airplay chart.[29]
  2. ^ "Die Happy" did not enter the Hot Rock Songs chart, but peaked at number 30 on the Rock Airplay chart.[29]


  1. ^ Mathias Rosenzweig, "The Magic Lives In the In-between Moments: Here's DREAMERS Video 'Waste My Night'," Noisey, October 14, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Madison Vain, "DREAMERS 'Shooting Shadows' video premiere," Entertainment Weekly, December 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Hailey Nuthals, "Steinhardt Alum Talks DREAMERS, Jazz," Washington Square News, March 21, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Emily McDermott, "Exclusive Song Premiere: 'Wolves,' Dreamers," Interview, July 16, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Read Dreamers' Tour Diary From Their Time on the Road With Stone Temple Pilots," Spin, May 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Madison Dettlinger, "Vibing on the same influences with Brooklyn's Dreamers," Detroit Metro Times, July 22, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c Austin Murphy, "DREAMERS Come to Town," Santa Barbera Independent, January 15, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Chris Payne, "Unsigned Indie Poppers Dreamers Premiere Addictive Self-Titled EP," Billboard, November 14, 2014.
  9. ^ Emily McEnroe, "Catching Up With 'Cosmic Rock' Band, Dreamers," Paper, March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Tyler Sharp, "Stone Temple Pilots tap Dreamers as direct support for spring tour," Alternative Press, February 24, 2015.
  11. ^ a b Nick Williams, "Indie Pop Trio DREAMERS Return With 'You Are Here' EP," Billboard, February 4, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Estefany Gonzalez, "Dreamers release 'This Album Does Not Exist' at Amoeba tonight," The Bay Bridged, August 26, 2016.
  13. ^ a b c Mike Bell, "Brooklyn buzz band Dreamers ready to live up to the hype," Calgary Herald, January 26, 2016.
  14. ^ a b c Jeff Niesel, "Band of the Week: Dreamers," Cleveland Scene, September 28, 2016.
  15. ^ a b Amanda Choy, "Philosophy, Grunge, And NYU: An Interview With Brooklyn Band DREAMERS," Odyssey, December 8, 2015.
  16. ^ a b Nick Williams, "Indie Pop Trio DREAMERS Return With Phone-Smashing New Clip for 'Drugs'," Billboard, March 2, 2016.
  17. ^ Kris Perez, "Dreamers Talk 'Sweet Disaster,' Touring With Zella Day and Lolla," The Indie Sound, June 30, 2016.
  18. ^ Eric King, "DREAMERS Premiere 'Painkiller' from Upcoming Debut LP Out Friday," Billboard, August 23, 2016.
  19. ^ "DREAMERS RELEASE "LAUNCH" EP". thedailyshuffle.com. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  20. ^ Klonowski, Lauren. "DREAMERS Releases New EP FLY". beyondthestagemagazine.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  21. ^ White, Logan. "DREAMERS announce new album + release 'Insomniac'". substreammagazine.com. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  22. ^ a b Troy Reimink, "Mo Pop band spotlight: Dreamers," Detroit Free Press, July 22, 2015.
  23. ^ Song River, "Speaking with Song: Nick Wold of Dreamers," Yab Yum, March 8, 2016.
  24. ^ a b Adrien Begrand, "Dreamers – 'No Rain (Blind Melon Cover)'," PopMatters, August 26, 2015.
  25. ^ Kirsten Spruch, "DREAMERS' Game-tastic Video for 'Sweet Disaster'," Baeble, December 8, 2016.
  26. ^ "Cosmic, Alt-Rock Trio DREAMERS Releases Track "Screws": Listen". vergecampus.com. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  27. ^ "Dreamers Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  28. ^ "Dreamers – Chart History: Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  29. ^ a b "Dreamers – Chart History: Rock Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved June 4, 2019.

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