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Stream Gap Dream’s Sleazy Synth Strut ‘Fantastic Sam’

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Gap Dream’s Gabe Fulvimar will release his second album of psych-pop daydreams on November 12. The LP, titled Shine Your Light, was made with help from Conspiracy of Owls’ Bobby Harlow and recorded at the Burger Records headquarters after Fulvimar moved to California from his native Ohio. In an official statement, Fulvimar describes the record just so: “The tempos are faster. The synths are louder. The drum machine is up-front and relentless. The rhythms are full of life, strict and very apparent. I’ve wanted to make a record like this my whole life.” He also claims that Harlow thinks the album “sounds like fucking [Giorgio] Moroder!!!”

“I love Moroder,” Fulvimar writes. So does SPIN

According to Brooklyn Vegan, the 10-track collection features recent 7-inch single “Chill Spot,” along with the freshly unveiled “Fantastic Sam,” a dingy, faux-futuristic dance tune enhanced by neon synths and marching handclap samples. Stream “Fantastic Sam” below, and scroll further for the Shine Your Light cover art and track list, followed by Gap Dream’s tour dates.

Shine Your Light track list: 

1. “Shine Your Light”
2. “Chill Spot”
3. “Love Is Not Allowed”
4. “Fantastic Sam”
5. “Immediate Life Sentence”
6. “There’s Blood On The Stone”
7. “Shine Your Love”
8. “Snow Your Mind”
9. “You’re From The Shadow”
10. “Come Home” 

Gap Dream tour dates: 

August 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Rising
September 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
September 20 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
September 21 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
September 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
September 25 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
September 26 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
September 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
September 28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
September 29 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
September 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
October 1 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
October 2 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
October 3 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
October 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
October 5 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
October 6 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
October 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
October 9 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
October 10 – Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge
October 11 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s