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The Dream Syndicate Spontaneously Combust on 'The Universe Inside'

The Universe Inside isn't a typical Dream Syndicate album. The verse/chorus structure has been neatly sidestepped in favor of a free-wheeling, improvised, truly experimental approach, and it's marvelous.

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The Dream Syndicate - "Black Light" (Singles Going Steady)

The Dream Syndicate lures us in with that twangy guitar and mischievous keyboard line, but the purposefully off-tempo vocals on "Black Light" derail the dream.

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The Dream Syndicate: How Did I Find Myself Here?

Nearly 30 years on, the Dream Syndicate sound even more revelatory and energized than when last heard from them.

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"If I Can't Get What I'm Looking For, I'm Going to Do it Myself": A Chat with The Dream Syndicate

One of the most seminal acts of the noted Paisley Underground scene finally gets to see the warm up to their masterpiece get released in all its glory, and Steve Wynn tells PopMatters about the band's formation, live efforts, and oh so much more.

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The Dream Syndicate: The Day Before Wine and Roses

The Day Before Wine and Roses is an impressive testament to the band’s intensity as a live unit, even though their debut album hadn't been recorded yet at this point in time, reissued just in time for their recent tour.

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The Dream Syndicate's Sophomore Album Stereo Blues

Is Medicine Show a blueprint for all that was wrong with bands signing to major labels 25 years ago or is it a truly great, overlooked gem of an album? Well, the answer is somewhere in the middle.

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20 Questions: Steve Wynn

Wynn's new album, Crossing Dragon Bridge, comes out 22 April. He takes a moment to answer PopMatters' 20 Questions and consider what goes best with touring: a martini, Belgian chocolate, or espresso?

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