Dream the Electric Sleep is a band that has really impressed me over the past few years. For some reason, they remind me of Haken. Not necessarily in the way they sound, but rather in the way they write music. Their lyrics are inventive and interesting (like Haken), their music is certainly progressive (like Haken), yet they are still easily approachable. This band should be a staple of rock radio, but that’s wishful thinking on my part.
Their song “Flight,” off of their most recent album, Beneath the Dark Wide Sky, is one of my favorite songs from this year. This song blends the brilliance of prog with the catchiness of pop hooks, much like Flying Colors do. Check out the music video below.