Dreamers deliver high-spirited, infectious indie rock in the vein of Surfer Blood and the Vaccines, the latter of whom they joined on tour soon after their inception. Their first full-length, This Album Does Not Exist, arrived in 2016. They hit the Billboard rock and alternative charts with "Sweet Disaster" from their debut before returning to the charts with "Die Happy" from their 2019 follow-up, Launch Fly Land.
The trio of Nick Wold (lead vocals, guitar), Nelson (bass, backing vocals), and Chris Bagamery (drums, backing vocals) founded Dreamers in Brooklyn, releasing the rousing "Wolves (You Got Me)" in 2014. An eponymous debut EP followed later in the year as they garnered attention from both the indie and mainstream presses, leading to support spots on the road for bands including Walk the Moon, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bear Hands. They relocated to Los Angeles in 2015, where Jacob Wick replaced Bagamery on drums.
The group then signed with Fairfax Recordings, which issued their second EP, You Are Here, in February 2016. It featured "Wolves (You Got Me)" alongside four new tunes. Titled This Album Does Not Exist, their debut long-player (which also included "Wolves") saw release that August. Grungier single "Drugs" followed "Wolves" into the Top 40 of Billboard's Alternative Songs.
Dreamers kicked off 2017 by touring with the Griswolds. The year also saw them share bills with Weezer, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and the Maine, while their single "Sweet Disaster" reached number seven on the alternative chart. That December, "Painkiller" became the fourth single from their debut to hit the alternative Top 40; "Screws" from their 2018 EP Launch became their fifth appearance on the chart overall. Following the September 2018 EP Fly, Dreamers' second full-length, Launch Fly Land, arrived in April 2019. Later in the year, "Die Happy" returned them to the alternative Top Ten. ~ Marcy Donelson