Astralux Return With “Desert Dream” Video

Rock n Rollers Astralux are back with a music video for their single “Desert Dream.” The video showcases the Los Angeles band as they drive out to the desert and set up to perform. Shot in Joshua Tree, California, the video perfectly complements the overall free-spirited vibe of the song. Thrilling, powerful, and enigmatic, the “Desert Dream” is a sonic journey through the surreal and inspiring places we travel to when the “Sun goes away.”

“The creation of the song itself almost feels like a dream,” explains Will Schlich, guitarist and vocalist for the band. “It started as a simple jam to warm up during a rehearsal, but as soon as we found that beat, the rest of the song came pouring out of us in a frenzy. In many ways, it’s the culmination of all our chaotic, creative energy.

“Desert Dream” arrives as the latest release from Astralux’s forthcoming self-titled debut album, due out later this year. Self-produced by the band in collaboration with engineer Tyler Lyons of Midnight Village, the track blends searing guitar riffs with a powerful shuffle beat and desert imagery into an indelible rock anthem. “In some ways, it represents the truest expression of the sound we’ve been chasing,” bassist Cam Fadl shares. “The song is a blend of the influences and inspirations that make us… us.” Like previous releases, “Nocturnal” and “Speaker for the Dead,” the song was recorded at legendary Sunset Sound Studios and mixed/mastered by Grammy Award winners Jon Kaplan and Dave McNair.

For Astralux, a band whose name translates to “starlight,” music has always been about freedom. “I believe starlight has a deeper meaning, being the source of all creation,” explains drummer Michael Lieberman. “We stand out because we’re really writing music for ourselves.” Their music is a collaborative process, showcasing the eclectic mix of musical styles that inspire the band with each song they release. Introduced through a mutual ex-girlfriend, Lieberman and Schlich instantly formed a unique musical chemistry. Joined by bassist Fadl shortly after, they began writing music sparked by their collective creativity. The addition of guitarist Tai Ayres cemented the group’s lineup, and Astralux has been a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene ever since– playing venues like The Whisky a Go Go, The Viper Room, The Mint, and most recently, a showcase with Breaking Sound.

Astralux is a close-knit band that brings together fierce, back-to-basics guitar riffs and infectious rhythms that have audiences dancing, thrashing, and head-banging to each song they write. “Desert Dream” combines those elements with a layered, complex lyrical tapestry, giving them a sound akin to The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, and Tame Impala. “Desert Dream” is available for streaming on music platforms worldwide. To keep up with Astralux’s musical journey, follow them on Instagram and TikTok at @AstraluxMusic.

RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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