Shaking Through is a ‘music incubator” project of Weathervane music and WXPN radio based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its mission is simple “to create community, opportunity and resources that support and advance the careers of working independent musicians.” Creating video and audio content for up-and-coming bands, the project strives to give independent musicians a chance to shine and find new listeners and fans.
The most recently featured band on Shaking Through Volume 2 Episode 6, is local band Dreamers of the Ghetto. This electronic, experimental, pop band has been making waves in the regional scene for the past year and was selected for this opportunity by Bloomington’s own Ben Swanson, co-founder/owner of the Secretly Canadian record label. When asked by Shaking Through to think of a band that his label doesn’t work with that was deserving of a feature, DOTG was the first band to come to Swanson’s mind.
A family band, Dreamers of the Ghetto consists of vocalist/bassist Luke Jones, his wife Lauren Jones (keyboards, vocals), his brother Jonathan Jones (vocals, bass), and friend Marty Sprowles on drums. The band has self-released a limited amount of copies of its self-titled debut album, set for a re-record and more official release later this year and has been featured on My Old Kentucky Blog’s LaundoMatinee video sessions earlier this year.
Here’s a sneak peek at the new track and some of the footage from the feature:
Shaking Through gives an in-depth look at the band’s creative process through video footage and interviews with their team, the band, and Swanson. Also, a new DOTG track was recorded at this session titled “Heavy Love”. Check out the write-up, interviews, and download the new track on the Shaking Through: Dreamers of the Ghetto feature.