Although WE DREAM DAWN was born from a subsistence farming adventure you may never come to that conclusion by listening to them. Somewhere between vintage analog psychedelia and dreamy electro folk pop these folks are representing rural America in a whole new light.
WE, as in all life.
DREAM, as in create.
DAWN, as in the new day.
Over three years ago we embarked upon this subsistence farming adventure. Our first season, we pressed and fermented pear cider, planted a bunch of fruit trees, started a flock of chickens and subsequently lost them all to predators a few months ago, helped take care of a bunch of cows, constructed hugelkulture beds and a large cold frame, planted everything we could think of, delved into canning, brewed a few batches of cider, beer, vinegar, sauerkraut, kombucha, saved a bunch of seeds, and lots of things I’m forgetting, all while I was still touring with Elephant Revival. Needless to say, there wasn’t much free time, and Aera had to work overtime while I was gone often for up to three weeks at a time. Our second season we experimented with dry cropping and the garden was not so successful, however, now we only water with rainwater (fertilized by fish) and the soil is looking better. We finished our experimental cuboctohedran greenhouse, incorporating thermal banking and rainwater catchment and currently plants are surviving the winter in there! We started a small cattle heard and will be offering grass-fed beef seasonally. Feel free to stop in for a visit! We can put you up in Bessie, Elephant Revival’s old vegetable oil powered school bus, and maybe even play some music around the fire. We may be hosting some gatherings and musical parties throughout the years. stay tuned by joining our mailing list and finding us on Facebook!