With short songs, and an agonizing trip of sonorous tranquility, on Dream News, Attic Abasement brings a very different vibe to postmodern indie rock, to sound exactly as it is, but in a more genuinely conservative and closed way. Defying their own intentions towards a more musical lavishness, but being, on the other hand, very capable of sounding serious and even dramatic, Attic Abasement sings their mutual love for ordinary existence on this album, without exaggeration or superficiality, elevating, in the process, the aesthetics of “ordinary” common art and commercial radio music.
Dream News, as a result, is a very good album, amazing at the glow of its own direct results. As a very idiosyncratic and peculiar indie record filled with the gaps of normal existence, I guess you can label this work as non-punk album for punk rockers, since it depicts an aura of rebellion, albeit a quiet one, hidden in the neglected sorrow of a gray horizon.
I wouldn’t dare to say that this is music for teenagers, although you are way more inclined to be appreciative of this kind of music when you are really, really, really young. Nevertheless, what they achieve here is no minor musical beauty, and I certainly have to acknowledge them as an important indie rock band, filled with charisma, and, more importantly, that don’t fake the emotions behind their songs. Of course, while Dream News isn’t exactly a major record, you can obtain a good level of joyful amazement listening to it. Maybe the angry youth that leaves inside of you, or the misunderstood rebellious teenager that died within your soul so many decades earlier, can react better to this sound, as he is easy to wake up to this songs, while remembering that desolate afternoons after school, where he had just been expelled, or had heard a family discussion again. Yes, undoubtedly, Dream News has charm, simplicity, and teenage restless incomprehension. I think this is the best definition for this album, yet!