The Dream Syndicate

One of the most celebrated bands to come out of the Los Angeles "Paisley Underground" scene of the '80s, the Dream Syndicate adored the intricate wordplay and edgy energy of 'Highway 61 Revisited' era Bob Dylan, as well as the noisy guitars and bracing darkness of the Velvet Underground.


During the 1980s, The Dream Syndicate were the most incendiary band to come out of Los Angeles’ Paisley Underground scene. Their debut LP The Days of Wine & Roses was a seminal moment that we recently reissued on deluxe vinyl. Singer/songwriter Steve Wynn went on to a successful solo career – but in 2017, the band reunited for a series of acclaimed albums on Anti/Epitaph. The reunited band wasn’t about regurgitating past glories – their new albums moved forward with contemporary yet wickedly psychedelic and even trip-hop sounds. Now in 2021, the band have decided it makes sense for The Dream Syndicate to join the Fire roster. Rarely has a band reinvited themselves like this – maintaining the integrity of their original mission (dynamic guitar driven rock inspired by both the 1960s and punk), yet modernizing their approach and production to sound fresh in the 2020s. We’re honoured to have both vintage and current material to present.


One of the most lasting alternative rock albums made during an explosive time for left-of-centre music

Psychedelic Baby