Favorite Songs: Star of Mons, Injury at Epson Derby, For Sandi, Clowns Fucking, Hushka and Carison
What I admire about In A Dream I saw A City Invincible is their willingness to push the limits with all of the songs they deliver. They shed new light on Reno’s Local music scene with post rock influences from Mogwai, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, and Explosions in the Sky.
The band members are comprised of Josh Regalado and TJ Mertikas on guitars, Ray Mueller on Bass, and Quinton Bunk on drums. Ray also lives at Fort Ryland, which is a jam house that was culminated by the local indie and DIY scene.
The song, For Sandi is beckoning with the bliss and the radiance of June flowers that ascend like a vicious wind into their next song, Clowns Fucking. Don’t take the name of the song too seriously. It doesn’t sound too much like clowns fucking to me at least. It does have a bit of dreary tone that is also hauntingly soothing. Again, not clowns fucking.
Anyways.. their next song, Hushka and Carison, is the kind of song that you would have to sway your hips to because of its casual edginess that makes you want to grind. Soon the overdrive guitar comes in to turn the notch of tensity up to 11.
Another instinctive flair to the album is all of their interlude songs, numbered I through IV and each of this interludes helps to settle the listener down after the climactic end of the previous track.