Yes, at long last, after a string of singles, EPs and lone wolf songs, Trevor Sensor delivers unto us his first long player, Andy Warhol’s Dream. The album, set for release June 16, features production from Richard Swift and Jonathan Rado and musical accompaniment from Rado. It was recorded at both Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago and Swift’s legendary National Freedom in Oregon. Some moments, like the title track, have an uneasy, Lychian/Julee Cruise creepers-lounge quietly. And then others, like “High Beams,” bop along with an ernest, wistful bravado.
Today, Sensor that aforementioned jammer, “High Beams,” the first official single from his debut.
“The song derives from the desire to be one of those people on the television – a desire instilled in us since childhood in America and the western world at large. A desire that consumes us, especially those few born in middle America who look for supposedly greater things beyond the horizon of cornfields and prairies, or the northern factory towns of England – those places where nobody of any pop cultural significance is suppose to come from – for there is only so much room in the camera lens, the television screen, and we must save it for the pretty, plastic people,” Sensor explains. “It revolves around things lost, things hoped for and the dreams we tell ourselves to keep us from the possibly horrifying conclusions that forever creep up on us in the back of our minds. To these conclusions and this desire, I curl back my feelers and hiss — for I am twenty-three and tired.”
Andy Warhol’s Dream is now available for pre-order and includes instant downloads of “High Beams” and “The Money Gets Bigger,” which mysteriously popped up last month with a video of its own. The tired 23-year-old is about to get more tired. Sensor has just announced a spring and summer tour with The Family Crest and Mt. Joy, respectively, with additional dates to be announced in the coming months.