“Glide” by The Dream Syndicate

"Glide" by The Dream Syndicate, is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'.
Photo by Chris Sikich

The Dream Syndicate will release their fifth studio album—and their first since 1988—on September 8 on ANTI Records. The album is called How Did I Find Myself Here, the band has just released the second single from the album “Glide.” The Dream Syndicate, kick off their tour, on September 29th, in Portland, OR.

Steve Wynn, on “Glide”:

“I was walking up 5th Avenue in New York City and somewhere between 21st and 22nd Street when this riff came into my head. I remember the days when I would sing an impulsive song idea through a pay phone into my answering machine at home or race to strum it on an acoustic guitar at one of the music stores on 48th street. Nowadays my iPad and Garageband is my notebook. I found a cheap, generic cafe a few blocks away and transcribed what I was hearing. The words came later, a mantra for the Existence Period, as the great writer Richard Ford once said, detailing the strange exhilaration and freedom of knowing the end is closer than the beginning.”

The Dream Syndicate began in Los Angeles in 1981, shortly before releasing “The Days of Wine and Roses,” a widely acclaimed album that has been called a cornerstone of the indie rock movement that followed. Artists such as Kurt Cobain, J. Mascis, Yo La Tengo, the Japandroids and many others have cited the band as a key influence. The band also has just announced the dates for their US tour to begin in Boston on December 1 (dates below). The tour will come on the heels of a 20-city tour of Europe in October and November.

Tour dates

Sept 29 Portland, OR – Star Theater
Sept 30 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Oct 14 Oslo – Rockefeller
Oct 15 Göteborg – Pustervik
Oct 16 Stockholm – Kägelbanan Södra Teatern
Oct 18 Copenhagen – VEGA
Oct 19 Hamburg – Uebel & Gefährlich
Oct 20 Bonn – Rockapalast Crossroads Festival 2017
Oct 21 Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg
Oct 22 Groningen—Vera
Oct 23 Amsterdam – Bitterzoet
Oct 24 Paris – Centre Barbara Fleury Goutte-d’Or (FGO)
Oct 25 Turin – Spazio 211
Oct 26 Milan – Magnolia Segrate
Oct 27 Bologna – Locomotiv
Oct 28 Zurich—El Lockal
Oct 30 London – The Lexington
Oct 31 London—The Lexington
Nov 01 Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Nov 03 Leuven – Het Depot
Nov 04 Athens – Gagarin
Dec 01 Somerville, MA—ONCE
Dec 02 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Dec 03 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Dec 04 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Dec 05 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
Dec 06 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Dec 07 Nashville, TN – High Watt
Dec 08 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Dec 09 Relaigh, NC – Stag’s Head
Dec 10 Richmond, VA – Capitol Ale House
Dec 15 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
Dec 16 San Francisco, CA – Independent