Dream Awake

Ballswicke takes their eclectic vision even farther on this second album by the music world’s best kept secret, often with a more expansive sound than their debut. The band name has been shortened (from the Adrian Ballswicke Congregation) but the songs are generally longer. And plenty juicy! From the pure pop of “Wake Up Call” to the grunge (mixed with mariachi!) of “Eat the Gun” to the paranoid/obsessive nuclear slide-guitar world of “Counting Backwards From Ten” to the sad, baroque portrait of “Part of My Life” to the C&W animal rights protest “They’re Not Human” — Ballswicke is on the move! You will be, too.