The Dream Eaters have evolved from a dream pop band into a full-on video art project with an extensive catalogue of weird and darkly humorous music videos of their catchy pop songs. “‘Oh Tanya!’ is a very good example of our songwriting style,” says singer/songwriter Jake Zavracky about their new single. “It’s a melodramatic parody of pop music that, at the same time, says something that is meaningful to us. Tanya is not a person, the name is a proxy for anything that can be lost.”

Vocalist Elizabeth LeBaron adds, “There’s a lot of vibrato and longing in it, like a wet 80s New Wave love song.” 

oh yesterday was so anodyne

then some little precious thing

moved just beyond our reach


The Dream Eaters duo started working together after LeBaron, originally from Calgary, started working at the same bar as Zavracky, originally from Boston, in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The pair made several EPs before releasing their first full-length album We Are A Curse in 2017, followed by their second album, Pagan Love, in 2018. The pair launched a web series called “The Dream Eating Freakshow” in 2020. Since then, the band has released hundreds of videos on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube and grown a cult fanbase.

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