Bare Dreams – Au Revoir review
By Vince Andreasen
Bare Dreams is a punk-pop quartet from Tel Aviv, Israel… yes, you read that right… Israel. Au Revoir is their new 6 song EP with a sound that fits somewhere between Fall Out Boy and Coheed and Cambria. The music has grit and edginess similar to Coheed and Cambria, while maintaining a pop sensibility akin to bands like Fall Out Boy, Paramore, New Found Glory, etc.
Leadoff single Birthdays is gaining traction across various streaming sites and YouTube. It has a very catchy vibe and sounds rather uplifting for a song centered on the hopelessness of watching a lost love move on with their life. Lyrics and music style often contrast throughout the EP.
Eldar’s Song and Why Can’t I are up-tempo rockers with driving punk rhythms. Last Night and Mayday! Mayday! begin softly with punchier choruses. And the EP ends with Between A Bus & A Hospital Bed which also has a mellow beginning and gradually builds in intensity as the song progresses.
Lead singer Itay Aviv has a voice very fitting of the genre. It sounds instantly familiar giving you that “I swear I’ve heard this song before” kind of feeling. And Bare Dreams’ effective use of harmonies provide distinctive hooks, and give Au Revoir a more polished sound.
Au Revoir should certainly attract the attention of punk-pop and alt-rock fans. This band would be a perfect fit amongst the summer festival circuit. I’m looking forward to hearing more from Bare Dreams. This is an excellent collection of tunes for a band that is only two years old.
Bare Dreams is:
Itay Aviv – Vocals/Guitar
Eldar Moshe – Drums
Roee Berezowitz – Guitar
Itamar Hayuth – Bass