About

The Drowning Dreamers Band (or sometimes trio, solo, etc.) is an indie chamber folk ensemble, from Honolulu, HI, with a slate gray streak of shoegaze postrock, running through its middle.

Its performers on recordings and when live are all longstanding contributors, to the HNL music underground. Among them: Gary Liu Jr. (vocals, guitars, drums), Michael Nakasone (drums), Miya Yamaoka (bells, violin), Ryan Miyashiro (guitar, voice, trumpet), Sabrina Velazquez (piano/organ, vocals), Toni Wong (bass, voice), Yvonne Harada (cello), Chris Murphy (drums), and Eric Yamamoto (keys, bass).

With its debut, self-titled album, the band hopes to provide a fitting backdrop, in case you've found yourself in the midst of your next north Atlantic passage, Arctic expedition, Death Valley breakfast, Nebraskan power outage, or even just a momentary, extra bit of restlessness, in a dim or confined space you call home. But if there are other heightened scenarios, for which we might be of service, we hope you'll let us know.

And thanks so much, for listening.

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We can also be found at:
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CD Baby
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...and more.

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"A beautiful journey of adventure and experience...[a] sound all their own with intricate arrangements...sets a dark dreamy mood you can feel."
-Paul Bajcar, Contrast Magazine

Official video

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(Front page photos: James CavePete UlatanAmelia SamariAly Ishikuni-Sasaki, Pete Ulatan)