Label: Easy Eye Sound
Release Date October 8, 2021
Nightmare Daydream, the debut album from the formidable rock trio, the Velveteers, is the culmination of the raw power and electric voice of singer/guitarist Demi Demitro with the primal rhythm of two drummers, Baby Pottersmith and Jonny Fig. Fused with the studio prowess of Grammy-winning producer Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys), who after seeing Clips of the band’s live shows and DIY videos, invited them to his studio in Nashville to produce the album.
“I instantly dug them,” says Auerbach. “They’re amazing live, and their videos are so creative. And they just sound so powerful. Any time you doubletrack drums on a record, it’s going to sound so heavy. Then you put that together with this baritone guitar player who is so unique, and it’s so bombastic. There’s nothing like them.”
Demitro on writing and recording, ‘Charmer and the Snake’ with Auerbach: “It was sort of a synergy moment where we all got in the room together and just started playing.”
Nightmare Daydream finds The Velveteers stripping down rock and roll to its most primal elements—the riff, the rhythm, the snarl—and rebuilding it in their own image. “We don’t want to sound like a band from a different time,” says Demitro. “We want to sound like a band that’s right here right now—in this very moment.”