Our Featured Local Artist for February is Sex Dream, a 3-piece from the Chicago suburbs, playing Ramonescore punk with a hint of twee pop. Currently featuring Maria Surfinbird (bass, vocals), Drew (guitar, backing vocals), and Andrew (drums), the band started in fall of 2018 when Maria moved to the US from Russia.
Their first release was a mini album, Candle On My Skin, in spring of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Later came two music videos and a bunch of shows and festivals around the state.
One of the music videos, “Spike,” was filmed at the The Darkroom, a DIY venue in Elgin. The song is about a vampire from the late 90s TV show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.