It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from The Men side-project Dream Police but the time has come, with brand new single “Revenge.” In 2014, Dream Police released their debut album Hypnotized and then after some extensive touring, the members returned to focus on their primary band. “Revenge” was recorded by band member Mark Perro literally in his bedroom.
Guitar player & vocalist Nick Chiericozzi had this to say about the session, “Revenge’ was recorded in Mark’s bedroom by the man himself. Russ Hymowitz had a repetitive, groovy bass line that he was really excited to show us. I had to get going, so I missed out hearing the idea! Mark played the drum machine alongside Russ’s bass and then he overdubbed a Wurlitzer piano and a sustaining synth organ to the original take. The keys and the bass are so locked in and I love its eerie tone.
I heard the song a few days later and didn’t have any ideas on what I could contribute. A week later, I was bored at work making the same old deliveries, when the phrase, ‘Nice Guy Maker’ kept entering my head. I wrote that down and kept driving. Then the idea of a ‘grand plan’ conceived by a sinister antagonist seemed interesting. I wrote that down and kept on driving. Pretty soon I was pulling over every two blocks, so I decided to stay put for 15 minutes and I finished the lyrics and the melody. I called up Mark and he recorded my vocals through an SM-57 later on that night.”