Hate Mail Garners Love for Eleventh Dream Day

Prairie rock freaks Eleventh Dream Day made an appearance on Chicago public radio station WBEZ last week and received what the band deemed their “Best Hate Mail Ever”–an impressive feat for a band with about 30 years underneath it. The emailer asks “What are they so angry about?,” a question which only got me more excited for EDD’s new album, Works for Tomorrow, coming out this week on Thrill Jockey. The emailer summarized his or her quarrels thusly: “That was not ‘music.’ It was sharing in misfits’ inner pain and struggle. Otherwise, no redeeming social value whatsoever. I hope they find surcease and relief before they do harm to others or themselves.” Sounds like everything we love! You misfits can read the whole letter here. And find out more about Works for Tomorrow here.
For a sample of that anger, check out the new track, “The People’s History:”

 And the old track, “Sweet Smell:”


Author: Mike Ostrov

Mike Ostrov relays the history of popular song on message boards and under rocks.