DREAMWHEEL: Shoegaze/Post-Punk Duo Formed By Skeletonwitch Guitarist And Eclectic Solo Artist Joins Nefarious Industries Roster; New EP To Drop This Fall

photo by Emma Matsuda

Nefarious Industries welcomes European duo DREAMWHEEL to the label’s boundary-free label roster and is currently preparing the band’s new EP for release this Fall.

A floating tapestry of dripping arpeggios, soaring choruses, and driving rhythms come together in DREAMWHEEL, a new rock duo composed of long-time musical acquaintances and Europe-based artists Evan Linger (Skeletonwitch, Cultist) and Julia Gaeta (Madrigal, ex-Albez Duz, ex-Restless Ghosts, Light Of The Morning Star-live). During the chaotic introspection of the pandemic, the pair bonded over their American roots and mutual love of big ‘80s choruses, murky shoegaze, and indie rock.

DREAMWHEEL quickly unleashed a stream of sound fit for the times: Gaeta’s whimsical yet ever-present vocals swirl amidst Linger’s urgent guitars, resulting in a singular blend that draws from the ethereal loneliness of shoegaze, the romantic hooks of new wave and the cathartic attack of post-punk.

Although both Linger and Gaeta cut their teeth in the metal and punk scenes, DREAMWHEEL showcases their lighter touch – but one that’s no less potent. The duo has so far released two demo tracks on cassette, “Wild Days” and “Chain Of Fear,” which gathered attention from Decibel, Post-Punk, and fans of bands like DIIV, The Chameleons, and Siouxsie And The Banshees.

DREAMWHEEL is now set to release its first EP, Redeemer, via Nefarious Industries this November. The EP consists of five tracks and explores themes such as personal nostalgia, melancholy, buried memories, and the paradoxes of religious upbringing.

Watch a brief teaser for DREEMWHEEL’s Redeemer RIGHT HERE.

Stand by for full details on Redeemer to be issued alongside audio/video singles and more over the weeks ahead.