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Are You A Dreamer? VINYL RELEASE

A decade after its original release, Are You A Dreamer? will be issued on vinyl. Count Your Lucky Stars and New Granada Records are celebrating the album’s ten-year anniversary with its inaugural vinyl pressing, co-releasing a limited pressing of black, oxblood (New Granada exclusive), and sea blue vinyl (Count Your Lucky Stars exclusive), available July 25th, 2015.

Pre-orders are available now:
New Granada: http://bit.ly/NGRDREAMER
Count Your Lucky Stars: http://bit.ly/CYLSDREAMER

Originally released on July 26, 2005, Are You A Dreamer? sold more than 10,000 copies worldwide and has been licensed/released in Europe (Bad Taste Records), Australia (SPUNK!), and South Korea (Ales Music). It features a talented collection of musicians, including Innocence Mission’s Don and Karen Peris, Sufjan Stevens, James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, Alexi Murdoch), and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), filling out the sound of Witmer’s personal narrative tales.

Are You A Dreamer? is loosely conceptual, examining beginnings, endings, imagination, faith, aspiration, and the world of dreams. In Denison’s own words: “Are You A Dreamer? is about finding peace and remaining hopeful in a situation that feels completely out of control. A lot of people are feeling defeated right now. We’re full of anxiety associated with our society’s pressure to become something more important than what we feel we currently are. We’re constantly being told that if we’re not moving forward (or able to prove how we’ve gotten to where we are with perfect checks and balances), then we can’t be trusted or taken seriously. Are You A Dreamer? is giving in to life’s mysteries, picking yourself back up, and continuing to go for it even in the face of a string of failures.”

PRESS:

“[Witmer] sounds ready…cannily fleshing out his sound with help from friends, but never losing sight of the style he’s honed for years.”
- Pitchfork

” If you’re a fan of Elliott Smith or Sufjan Stevens, I definitely suggest picking this up.”
- Absolute Punk

“Witmer manages without apparent effort the tremendously difficult task of making hugely attractive music”
- Allmusic (4 stars)

“A romantic perspective of spirituality coupled with a human perspective on love and questioning those questions never asked.”
- Relevant Magazine

Are You A Dreamer? TRACK LIST:
Side A:
01. Little Flowers
02. Everything But Sleep
03. Ringing Of The Bell Tower
04. Are You A Dreamer?
05. East From West

Side B:

06. California Brown And Blue
07. Castle And Cathedral
08. Worry All The Time
09. Grandma Mary
10. Finding Your Feet Again

Denison will be touring this May & June supporting William Fitzsimmons:

MAY 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar (TICKETS)
MAY 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
MAY 14 – Chicago, IL @ City Winery
MAY 16 – Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern (TICKETS)
MAY 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
MAY 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre (TICKETS)
MAY 20 – York, PA @ York Central Market House
MAY 21 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
MAY 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (TICKETS)
MAY 24 – New York, NY @ City Winery
MAY 26 – Boston, MA @ Café 939 (TICKETS)
MAY 27 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
MAY 28 – Toronto, ON @ Horsehoe Tavern
MAY 29 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig
MAY 30 – Indianapolis, IN @ The HI-FI
JUNE 4 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery
JUNE 5 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
JUNE 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater (TICKETS)
JUNE 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl (TICKETS)
JUNE 9 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn (TICKETS)
JUNE 10 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larrys
JUNE 11 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues (TICKETS)
JUNE 13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
JUNE 14 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr
JUNE 15 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
JUNE 16 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Café & Bar
JUNE 17 – St. Louis, MO @ The Bootleg

Media

KEEP MOVING BROTHER, KEEP MOVING SISTER / FREE DOWNLOAD

CONSTANT MUSE (Featuring Sufjan Stevens & William Fitzsimmons)

TAKE MORE THAN YOU NEED / @ Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles, CA)

 

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