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Dream a little dream ...

This spring, Jerome Dillon, drummer and sometimes guitarist for Nine Inch Nails releases his first album reminder with his new band nearLY.

nearLY (it's really spelled that way) has been described as "reminiscent of Pink Floyd, The Cure and Dead Can Dance. reminder is an intoxicating and hypnotic collection of 12 songs that merge baroque strings and acoustic instrumentation with aggressive, bombastic drums and bass. [It] is also a concept album that attempts to musically document a recurring dream Dillon had over a six-year period. 'I kept getting a bit further along the path every time I had the dream, so I thought that it must be trying to tell me something,' he explains. 'And for about the last year of it, the dream ended with me accepting an invitation to drown myself in a very serene and calm body of water. Without sounding too bleak or depressing, the name 'nearLY' just seemed to represent where we're all heading: to the end of our time here.'" That's bleak and depressing.

I Do It All For The Cookies

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--Amy Atkins

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