“Numberless Dreams” is the latest song from Boston’s Art Decade. The brainchild of several Berklee School of Music students, Art Decade excels when they disregard their academic instincts and begin embracing their inner rock band.
Buoyed by musical chops that combine literary instincts (the title “Numberless Dreams” is presumably a nod to Yeats’s “The Wind Among the Reeds”) with a sly and punctual sense of presentation, the band bursts with the kind of potential common when well-financed professional training meets genuine talent.
Even tempered yet still simmering with the hunger typical in many DIY efforts, “Numberless Dreams” is self-assured while suggesting a certain ambivalence in the band’s lyrics toward life’s many rhythms: growing up, maturation, love. While lacking the captivating pop impulses of their own “No One’s Waiting,” “Numberless Dreams” nevertheless captures Art Decade comfortably existing as a kind of less psychedelic American response to Tame Impala.
Singer Ben Talmi is clearly a burgeoning writer, and the band’s current output implies the best is still yet to come as their continue honing their sound outside the insular walls of Berklee. In other words, experience and grit may favorably inform Art Decade’s future endeavors, and direct the band’s orchestral structure to new and darker places.
File this band as one to watch.