Led by Brandon Nelson, formerly of Red Bull Records, PerDiem is a new invite-only musicians crowdfunding platform that allows supporters to discover new artists and invest in their music. Unlike other crowdfunding ventures like Kickstarter or Indiegogo that only allow you to donate or pre-order in exchange for perks or swag, PerDiem promises the opportunity of a financial return if a project is profitable.
Although they are based out of Los Angeles, the company recently installed an office in Athens and asked local rockers Dream Culture to join the platform. As such, the five-piece became the first artist outside of California to successfully fund a project when they raised $200 to mix and master their new single, “That Someone?,” which we’re excited to premiere for you today.
With its breezy guitars and spacey synths, “That Someone?” sails by in a soothing current of psychedelic pop bliss. It’s an infectious and contemplative single that’s also exceedingly detailed, allowing listeners a generous option: to float languorously in the ether or to dive deep and immerse oneself in the track’s abundant layers. It’s the first cut to feature new bassist Ivano Milo and keyboardist Kelby Hancock, and the pair manage to impart a greater degree of elasticity to the group’s already fluid aesthetic, creating an abundance of rolling grooves and atmospheric jetties for Evan Leima’s hypnotic vocals to cling to and wrap around.
Check it out below.
With the single now released, Dream Culture have announced they will be working with PerDiem in an attempt to raise $2000 for the mixing and mastering of their first full length, which they are in the process of recording. Anyone who invests in the new record will be provided with a free download of “That Someone?” as well as chance to earn money if the LP should turn a profit. To invest in the LP, you can visit the group’s PerDiem page here.
Dream Culture will perform on Saturday, November 5 at Go Bar in support of Dot.s and Breathers. Fellow locals Delicate open the show. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $3. 21+ to enter.