100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 95: Daydream Machine

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured artist is Daydream Machine.


The fuzzy, dark, Britpop-infused neo-psychedelia of Daydream Machine reverberated itself into being in 2012 in Portland, Oregon. The band consists of lead-vocalist Jason Adams, guitarist and producer Jonathan Allen, Bassist Josh Kalberg, Keyboard player and (tambourine savant) Travis Hendricks and drummer Bob Mild.

Daydream Machine has embraced experimentation in the way they write, record and perform their songs. They have also invited collaboration from fellow psychedelic phenoms like Peter Holstrom (Dandy Warhols) and Collin Hegna (Brian Jonestown Massacre, Federale) Nathan Junior.

In 2014, Daydream Machine’s first record Twin Idols was released by Picture in My Ear Records. Through tightly woven vocal harmonies and adventurous guitar and synth arrangements, the band played with elements of dream pop, post-punk and neo-psych. They toured the west coast, supporting the LP, and had started to generate some buzz in psychedelic and shoegaze circles.

Their sophomore effort, The Show Must Not Go On (Picture in My Ear, 2017) departs from its harmony-centric predecessor, and marks a change in lineup. The Show is driven by rhythmic grooves and roomy arrangements that feature fuzz-drenched leads, lots of knob twirling synths and sax solos. The Big Takeover featured The Show on it’s 2017 year-end lineup.

Daydream Machine hit the road with Hope Sandoval for a few stops of her West Coast tour. They’ve also shared a stage with: Kula Shaker, The Black Angels, Dead Meadow, The Warlocks, Miranda Lee Richards, Dandy Warhols, Pete International Airport and Luna. Festivals include: Desert Stars, Levitation, Portland Psych Fest and Seattle Seagaze. Daydream Machine is currently working on their third LP.

Our featured band for today is quickly making their mark in northwest music circles and beyond by delivering a groove heavy blend of psych-soaked melodies. Daydream Machine is not afraid to experiment and try new things, they repeatedly throw out the script out the window and use every weapon at their disposal in developing their unique spaced-out sound. Check out their latest album on Bandcamp HERE.



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A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner. 

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