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Jeromes Dream


  1. 1.
    Cataracts so Far
  2. 2.
    Drone Before Parlor Violence
  3. 3.
    It's More Like a Message to You
  4. 4.
    Do We Write to Write Right?
  5. 5.
    This is for Baby Fat
Jeromes Dream was born in 1997 as a result of personal uncertainty, instability, loss, and rage. Jeff Smith (bass, vocals) Nick Antonopoulos (guitar), and Erik Ratensperger (drums) created an aural violence in their dynamic and unpredictable songs.
At that time, bands like Orchid, Reversal of Man and Pageninetynine were making similarly polemic music. But JD carved its own path and helped to define the subgenre that would come to be known as emo-violence.
The band set itself apart with an enigmatic and visceral approach to hardcore that was markedly different from the other music of its day, culminating in the release of their last record, Presents, in 2001. That same year, JD hung it up and moved on to pursue other personal projects, and after 17 years, the three friends gravitated back toward the shared belief that JD was a sacred space for them to wholly express themselves.
Fast forward to 2018 when Jeromes Dream announced that they would reunite and write a new record together, despite now living on opposite coasts of the US. The response was overwhelming, with fans from all over the world hailing the reunion. In March 2019 the band entered the studio with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Gouge Away, Loma Prieta) and created a 12-song untitled LP that forges new creative directions, with expanded lyrical content and the compositional maturity that only experience, tragedy, and introspection can usher forth.
— Connor Woods, May 2019


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