Dreamcar, the collaboration featuring AFI’s Davey Havok and Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young of No Doubt, is officially here! The group dropped their debut single, “Kill for Candy,” today (Mar. 2) on KROQ 106.7 FM’s Kevin & Bean Show. The song comes from their debut self-titled album, due out May 12 via Columbia Records. The track combines the infectious energy of the No Doubt guys mixed with Havok’s passionate vocals for a hyper, 80’s influenced song. Fans of Havok’s other project, Blaqk Audio, will most likely enjoy the new track. Check out the lyric video for the song above.
Speaking about the song in a new interview, Dumont said “I think the musical common ground that we share with Davey is very much rooted in that early '80s, new wave, new romantic era that was such a part of us all growing up so it felt like very quickly we had a chemistry. It was just four guys being creative and not knowing where it was going to lead us but we kept doing it because it was fun.”
The group will make their live debut in Santa Ana at the Constellation Room on Apr. 5 followed by an intimate performance at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on Apr. 11 (click here for tickets). The shows are warm ups for their performance at Coachella, which the band will play on April 15 and 22.
Havok recently finished up touring with AFI behind their new album AFI (The Blood Album). The record spawned the singles “Snow Cats,” “Aurelia,” and “White Offerings.” It seems Havok likes to stay busy, as last year he released a new Blaqk Audio album titled Material.
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