About Rough Dreams
Rough Dreams is a rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee. They combine elements of punk, post-hardcore, and emo. The band’s current lineup has Jake Jones on vocals/guitar, Chris Suggs on vocals/guitar, Paul Lowe on drums, and Matt Isbell on bass.
The band’s debut full-length album, ‘Disappear, Reappear’, was released on September 24th, 2021. The album has eleven tracks and comes in at just over 40 minutes. Rough Dreams will be on tour throughout mid-June.
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Rough Dreams ‘Disappear, Reappear’ Tracklist
- Cursed At The Sun
- Bridge And Tunnel Fires
- Desert Ghosts
- First Life Crisis
- Falling Stars
- Past Lives
Rough Dreams ‘Disappear, Reappear’ Review
While the past decade of my life has been ruled by hip hop, I grew up as a punk rock and hardcore teenager. That said, I have been re-introducing myself back into the scene over the past year or so. I was very excited when my friend Brandon turned me on to Rough Dreams.
‘Disappear, Reappear’ is my first introduction to the band, and I thought it was awesome. It has all the great energy of the punk I grew up with, and the bands that inspired me as a musician. You can really tell that Rough Dreams is also inspired by classic punk bands of the past, and I’m not just talking about Matt’s Descendents shirt in the Desert Ghosts video.
My favorite track on this album is Falling Stars. This track has great guitar work and the nostalgic lyrics take me back to my days of going to shows every weekend.
With that sentiment in mind, this album will leave you saying ‘those were the days’ while also having you live in the moment. ‘Punk’s not dead’ is an overused and cliche phrase. However, when the culture becomes a part of your life it engrains itself into your personality.
I may not wear my spiked denim jacket anymore, but my DIY aesthetic and love of underground culture have never left me. I want to thank Rough Dreams for reminding me of this piece of myself.
Well, now that I have told you about my love for ‘Disappear, Reappear’, I am going to see what other music I can find from these talented artists. I would recommend Rough Dreams to fans of emo and melodic post-hardcore bands like A Wilhelm Scream, Be Well, and Thursday.
Look below for ways to contact and listen to Rough Dreams. They are also going on tour this month. I wish I didn’t live so far away, but if they ever play in Upstate New York you best believe I will be there.
Where To Find Rough Dreams
Rough Dreams 2022 June Tour
6/10 – Bloomington, IL – Midwest Punk Fest
6/11 – Harvard, IL – Cool Music Shop
6/12 – St. Louis, MO – CBGB’s
6/13 – Chattanooga, TN – Dark Roast
6/14 – Nashville, TN – The Cobra
6/15 – Athens, GA – Red Line
6/16 – Birmingham, AL – The Nick
6/18 – Sevierville, TN – Jimmy’s Wedding
Are You A Fan Of Rough Dreams?
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