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Be a part of making Fight Fair a reality for frustrated introverts everywhere.

 We've recorded an album we're immensely proud of and are pressing it on vinyl.  So we teamed up with our friends in Paris at the website Microcultures so you can be a part of making this album a reality.  By pre-ordering a copy and some other goodies, you make it possible for us to pay for mastering and vinyl production, which then helps us focus on the costs of recording, mixing, and touring.  The rewards of being a part of our Microcultures campaign range from bonus tracks to hand-printed T-shirts to us recording a cover of any song you choose.


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Arriving in a poppy Trojan Horse, Dream Version is here to blitz the romantic myth of the countercultural rock ‘n’ roll icon with an abrasive mix of candid introspection and wry detail.


Dream Version hypothesizes that Kurt Cobain spent thirty minutes a week folding laundry, and their mission is to remind you of that idea.  Arriving in a poppy Trojan Horse, Dream Version is here to blitz the romantic myth of the countercultural rock ‘n’ roll icon with an abrasive mix of candid introspection and wry detail. Since they formed over drinks after work in 2013, Dream Version has consistently reminded their hometown of Chicago that we’re all human and none of us heroes.

On their second album Fight Fair, the band focuses on their own inconsistent devotion to their ideals. With quirky, cerebral songs, Alec Jensen, frontman and songwriter, admits his privileged point of view, and the band collectively face palms when confronted with their own idleness vs. world injustices. As Jensen admits, he sees evil around him that needs to be fought, but a cocktail of poisonous psychological ingredients prevents him from ever taking action: a guilty Protestant’s need to focus on addressing the evil in himself, the empathetic drive to understand and even love evil people, and the need to simply get through his own day. The result is a detailed account of the psychological slapstick that turns a wannabe protester into a mere frustrated bystander.

With continuing inspiration from The Kinks, but an added dose of punk aggression from The Fall and Wire, Fight Fair is urgent and complex, but easily accessible. Dream Version plans to tour again this summer directly after the album’s release at Lincoln Hall on July 8, and will be offering their tunes on vinyl for the first time.

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Saturday, 6/10/17 RIBFEST (Lincoln & Irving Park), Chicago, IL, 2:45PM, $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, 7/8/17 OUR RECORD RELEASE SHOW!  LINCOLN HALL, Chicago, IL, 8PM, $10. w/ Marrow, Soft Candy, & The Baby Magic.  18+  Tickets


Saturday, 4/22/17 PINWHEEL RECORDS, Chicago, IL, 3:30 PM, free.

Thursday, 1/12/17 LINCOLN HALL, Chicago, IL, 9PM, $15.  w/ Ezra Furman & Weaves.  Part of the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival. 18+

Wednesday, 11/30/16 LINCOLN HALL, Chicago, IL, 7PM, Free/$5 suggested donation for Protect Our Winters, w/ BLOOM, 21+

Saturday, 10/29/16 BEAT KITCHEN, Chicago, IL, Dream Version as Spoon for Kickstand Productions Halloween Extravaganza, 9PM, $10, 17+  

Saturday, 8/6/16 UNION HALL, Brooklyn, NY, w/ The Special Pillow, Linus the Moon, & Oakland Rain.  8PM.

Friday, 8/5/16 THE CENTRAL, Toronto, ON, w/ Straight to Business & Tomacco.  6PM.  


Check out a full list of past shows here.


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Directed by Evan Cutler Wattles

Album recorded by Shamus Martin at Pieholden Suite Sound. Additional recording by Christopher Gilbert. Mixed and mastered by Christopher Gilbert.

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Our second album Fight Fair arrives in July both digitally and on vinyl record.


Beginners is available on CD from our Bandcamp store.

Our debut album Beginners is available as a digital download from the following stores:





Of course we sell T-shirts!  You can even pair them up with our album in a neat, affordable little bundle.  That can be accomplished at our Bandcamp store.

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