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Just Like a Dream is the brainchild of multi-talented musician Daniel Markham, a powerful dreamscape that blends elements of power pop, classic rock, and alternative music straight out of the 90s. Recorded and mixed by acclaimed producer David Barbe at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, Georgia, in May 2022, and featuring Kris Killingsworth on the drums and Kyle Harris on the bass, his fifth full-length album captures the essence of a world emerging from the depths of the pandemic.

The album, mostly penned during a tumultuous year in 2021, reflects the collective journey of a society awakening from isolation. With a vision to fuse the energy of power pop with the timeless allure of classic rock and the rawness of alternative grunge, Just Like a Dream delves into themes of isolation, self-realization, evolution, loss, and optimism. Drawing inspiration from legendary acts like Big Star and using massive, resonating guitar melded with a potent rhythm section, Just Like a Dream crafts a sound that's both nostalgic and contemporary, weaving together melodies that are as polished as it is raw and authentic.

The lead single, Big Star, serves as a poignant anthem, shedding light on the disillusionment and disconnection often felt when making original music in an oversaturated industry.

Just Like a Dream is poised to captivate listeners with its introspective lyrics, infectious hooks, and dynamic arrangements. As Markham continues to explore new sonic territories and evolve as an artist, the band remains committed to crafting music that speaks to the shared
human experience.

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Singer-songwriter Daniel Markham calls Denton, TX home; but as a former Lubbockite, he falls in line with the likes of Terry Allen and The Flatlanders by following his own art instincts. It can be heard in the 90’s bent of 2013’s Ruined My Life, the Big Star by way of Black Metal mashup of 2014’s Pretty Bitchin’, and now inside the lush, late night hum of Disintegrator.

- The Big Takeover

“I had a dream I wrote a song called ‘Disintegrator’ so I woke up and wrote a song called ‘Disintegrator,’” noted Daniel Markham as an introduction to his latest single at a recent house show in Baltimore, Maryland. A man out of place and time, the Denton, Texas singer/songwriter drew inspiration from the Alternative Nation era of rock on 2013 debut, Ruined My Life. Lamenting the breakup of R.E.M. on “Favorite Band”, Markham followed up with his own Monster on 2014’s Pretty Bitchin’.

- Pop Matters

"Daniel Markham is one of the premier songwriters in Denton. His gruff and grimy style of rock and roll sits in contrast with his angelic voice and heartfelt lyricism.

- 35 Denton Festival

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