Death Valley Girls - Dream Cleaver

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is "Dream Cleaver" by Death Valley Girls, a 2019 single on Suicide Squeeze Records.
photo by Travis Trautt (view set)
written by Janice Headley

Over their past three albums, Death Valley Girls have been perfecting their retro-tinged garage rock sound, adding guest appearances from members of of The Make Up, The Shivas, and Moaning on their most recent LP Darkness Rains. Their latest single "Dream Cleaver" is a hypnotic, cosmic trip, inspired by a man who's been called the "Timothy Leary of the '90s." The band explain, via a press release:

“On our quest to consider the mysteries of the universe, and what happens after life – we became very interested in Terence McKenna. Particularly his ideas on trans-dimensional travel. Mr. Mckenna proposed that DMT (dimethyltryptamine) sent one to a “parallel dimension” and that literally enabled an individual to encounter “higher dimensional entities.” We believe that these entities hold the secrets of the universe and the afterlife! We became obsessed with trying to contact them, so we don’t have to wait till the afterlife to have some answers to these questions!”

Check out the single below via a witchy clip directed by Casey Rup. 

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