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beyondwithin on 04/01/2015 at 09:15AM

Prefab Messiahs' First New Sounds in 32 Years Land on Burger/KLYAM Co-release

Energized by a shockingly great 30th Anniversary mini-tour, wiggy art-punk popsters The Prefab Messiahs have cooked up their first new audio hi-jinks since originally disbanding in 1983(!). Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive  ─ a co-release between BURGER Records and KLYAM Records  is a solid garage-psych-meets-power-pop slam. 

The Prefabs defiantly pick up where they left off and go Way Beyond, connecting-the-dots to 'THE NOW' for anyone who has been intrigued by their prophetic proto-lo-fi garage-psych-pop sounds. 

This new batch of songs etches a loose Siddhartha-like trajectory—partly inspired by the band's early experiences—of a desperately idealistic journey from suburb to school, forming a band, encountering life’s pratfalls, and finally—battling disillusionment and self-doubt—gaining enough insight to keep dreams alive in a messed up and uncaring world. Dig? 

"Weirdoz Everywhere" alternates irresistible garage-blast turnarounds and power-jangle verses; "Orange Room" evokes some classic acid-pop as bassist Trip sings about his vibrant old crash space; "Bobb's Psychedelic Car" is a trippy-yet-bracing tip of the hat to their original guide & guru, outsider psych legend Bobb Trimble (who took the photo above after the Prefabs painted his '74 Centurywith the paint left over from the Orange Room!).  

The sessions were captured by ace knob-twiddlers Doug Tuttle (ex-MMOSS, now solo on Trouble In Mind) and Jesse Gallagher (recorded Quilt's 1st LP for Mexican Summer). The final mixes were conjured by the band themselves, and Burger's mastering guru Patrick Haight applied the final happy-glaze. 

The crazy dreams encapsulated here all conspire to live on timelessly, even without pausing to take heed of the title track’s mischievous prodding. Keep 'em alive, kids of all ages!

[Grab the new 10" Vinyl, Cassette or full-color digipak CD from Burger Records or KLYAM Records]

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on 02/09/2012 at 02:46PM
Trying to figure out where, or if it is, possible to mail you, but no. I'll just post my e-mail on your page. My e-mail: jansindre (at) Thanks alot for the quick response. PS: Sent the friend request while trying to figure out how to use this page. Sorry about that.
on 02/28/2011 at 07:50PM
hey, I am happy you like it!
on 12/02/2010 at 06:19PM
I am still trying to figure this crazy thing out!
on 10/20/2010 at 11:24PM
ready to bake some sonic cookies on 11/6?
Jaan Patterson
on 09/21/2010 at 04:44PM
d/eaR Kris, kindest regards¬ & best wishes
on 04/28/2010 at 03:33PM
You're welcome :) It may end up being even more, but I haven't listened to the rest of them yet.
hayvanlar alemi
on 09/23/2009 at 12:16PM
hey thanks for the comment! (and sorry for the 5-month delayed reply! we never thought some action would happen at the profile page so never checked it.)
on 07/02/2009 at 12:02AM
and to add...two words...Avec Noir.
on 07/01/2009 at 11:46PM
may i add that...the show (although the venue lacked in many ways) was quite enjoyable. AND THAT i found the bass to be particularly integral. cheers all around. this is music that must be shared.
on 04/17/2009 at 03:09PM
Prefab Messiahs, yes!!
on 04/05/2009 at 09:07AM
nice to see you found that Hayvanlar Alemi, what a great band!