- Toured the U.S. countless time and soon to be hitting the U.K.
- Music video shot and being prepared for a national TV push.
- Adverts in major magazines plus online promotions.
- Fans of Jimmy Eat World, Acceptance, Taking Back Sunday, Days Away, As Tall As Lions
- Run Away
- Back Pedal
- Everything You Do
- When This Is Over
- Don’t Look Down
- Reintroduce Myself
- Don’t Say You Love Me
- Running in the Wrong Direction
- Wake Up
About this Release
Take Cover’s first full-length release is a real stand-out amongst a sea of new pop-punk bands. ‘The Dreamer and The Realist’, the name taken from an Acceptance song, starts with a ‘Declaration’ and continues right the way though in a way that will hold you like no other band you’ve heard yet this year. There are touches of New Found Glory or Fall Out Boy, maybe due to the fact that the album was produced by Jordan Schmidt (All Time Low, Motion City Soundtrack), so it’s equally ready for radio or your ipod, but these guys rock in their own way. Most listeners will be tapping their foot after the first verse, and the lyricism from lead vocalist Ryan Wickard comes in the form of a promise – a promise of hard work and survival. As such, ‘The Dreamer and The Realist’ essentially plays out as an anthem for DIY bands everywhere, but this album should take this band much further than that.
The album “The Dreamer and The Realist” is an all encompassing concept record dealing with the endless choices in life and the path that everyone must choose. Be it love, dreams or passions; one must strike a balance between following what they believe in and the harsh realities of everyday life. The songs are a reflection on pursuing a musical career instead of slapping on a suit and tie and grinding out a 9-5 job that one hates just to work towards buying fancy things we don’t need. Its a reflection on being true to oneself and fighting the pressures of flimsy social norms and people who are superficial and fake. However, its not all together jaded and bleak. These songs also call on people to “wake up” and become self aware; understand that you always have a choice and it takes the support of those around you to lift each other up and find out what it means to be a “Dreamer”, and what it takes to be a “Realist”.
Anyone who is asking themselves these questions in life will be fans of this record.