The Mary Dream | This Kind of Life

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This Kind of Life

by The Mary Dream

Enjoy melodic dreamy alternative pop/rock from this critically acclaimed Nashville indie dream pop band featuring the ethereal vocals of Elise Bellew. Similar to The Sundays, Mazzy Star, Sarah McLachlan, Dido, The Cardigans, Sixpence and more...
Genre: Pop: Dream Pop
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1. Deeper
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2. Sing
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3. This Kind of Life
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4. Wrong Every Time
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5. Below Zero
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6. The Best of Me
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7. Home
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8. Lighten Up
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9. Best Thing
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10. Burning Bridges
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11. Save You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“The latest release from the Nashville duo The Mary Dream is not your average recording. This Kind of Life gracefully paints a new picture with each tone, strum and ring, giving the listener an overwhelming wave of warmth and honesty. Each song captures a wonderful innocence that is exhibited brilliantly through very minimal arrangements and intelligent musicianship. Vocalist Elise Bellew and instrumentalist Blake Ryan Dayton have taken a mixture of truth, emotion and tone to another level. Simplicity and patience deliver eleven tracks to the ears like warm honey to the tongue…

By the end of the record, my careful listening and appreciation for the emotion invested in its creation brought tears to my eyes. Excellent chord progressions, intelligent dynamics, and pure emotion fuel this piece masterfully. From artists who are truly independent, this release contains all the quality, style and brilliance of a classic that many will try to emulate for years to come. Bellew and Dayton should hold this one proudly and see what memorable gifts they have given to the ears of the world.” —Bryon Turcotte, Just Press Play

About The Mary Dream

Since their fated meeting through a classified ad in a San Francisco newspaper, vocalist/songwriter Elise Bellew and songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Blake Ryan Dayton have worked meticulously to create their own unique sound and style of vibey alternative pop/rock. From a profound and moving dream Elise had about the Virgin Mary comes the name The Mary Dream. Elise’s distinctive ethereal vocals and impactful lyrics join together with Blake’s lush orchestrations and unique guitar layerings to create some of the most moving, yet melodic alternative pop/rock emerging today.

This Kind of Life is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Mary Dream's critically acclaimed full length debut Beautiful World. On This Kind of Life, The Mary Dream takes their signature vibey sound to a deeper level. Staying true to their DIY roots, the entire record was written, recorded and produced by The Mary Dream alone. This Kind of Life delivers 11 ultra vibey songs that pop, rock and chill – this time with a fuller, richer sound. On This Kind of Life, instead of filling out the sound exclusively with guitars, Blake Ryan Dayton added bittersweet piano riffs, lush ambient synth and intricate drum programming – all combined with Elise Bellew's ethereal vocals to further the unique sound that The Mary Dream has become known for.

This Kind of Life was mixed by 5-time grammy winner Reid Shippen (Matt Kearney, India Arie, etc) and mastered by Greg Calbi (John Mayer, Norah Jones, etc). Guest musicians include Justin Cary on bass (Sixpence None The Richer), Steve Bowman on drums (Counting Crows, Luce), Steve Brewster on drums (Jewel, Faith Hill), Mark Hill on bass (12 Years a Slave/Chris Cornell, The Civil Wars, Kelly Clarkson), and David Henry on cello (Butterfly Boucher, Vienna Teng).

Music from The Mary Dream has been featured on numerous television shows on networks such as MTV, ABC, CBC and more. In 2014, Elise Bellew will be releasing her first solo Christmas EP entitled "Bellew Christmas". Bellew Christmas features 5 classic Christmas songs with unique and vibey arrangements. Fans of The Mary Dream will not be disappointed with this first solo release from Elise Bellew.

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