This Month’s Shaking Through Session: Dreamers Of The Ghetto
This month’s episode of Shaking Through—the online audio and video collaboration betweenWeathervane Music and WXPN—features a new song by Dreamers Of The Ghetto, “Heavy Love.” The Bloomington, IN-based quartet was selected by guest curator Ben Swanson (co-founder of Secretly Canadian); the song will appear as the B-side on the band’s next single (to be released on Roaring Colonel Records). You can listen to the track below; visit the Shaking Through website to see photos, interviews, and more from the session.
From the Shaking Through folks:
We asked guest curator, Secretly Canadian co-founder Ben Swanson, to select an artist for Shaking Through — with one catch: they couldn’t be on his label. He insisted on Dreamers of the Ghetto, whom he originally discovered at a basement show in his hometown. “They’re something special and unique that I hadn’t seen,” says Ben. “It’s got this sweetness that’s also got a ton of soul.”
Dreamers of the Ghetto hail from Bloomington, IN and are a “family band” comprised of Luke Jones on bass and vocals, his wife Lauren on keys and vocals, brother Jonathan on guitar and vocals, and close friend Marty Sprowles on drums.
“This is our first time as a band to actually travel and do a legitimate recording project,” states Luke. “There’s some intimidation that comes with the recording process but when you’re working with good people you have nothing to be afraid of. It brought out the best in us.”