John Carpenter Shares New Album Track ‘Distant Dreams’

By Shane Jordan on Feb 18, 2016 08:37 PM EST

After more than 40-years of directing movies, John Carpenter surprised fans and critics alike when he released his first ever album of non-soundtrack material, Lost Themes, back in 2014. Now, in addition to the announcing the release of his second album, Lost Themes II - out April 15 -- along with his first ever tour, the 68-year-old cult movie legend is sharing the first rack from the new record, "Distant Dreams" to drum up interest.

"Distant Dream" is a perfect sci-fi fever dream, built on swelling synthesizer and pulsing drum machine. The track is one of Carpenter's creepiest works to date -- proof the '70s horror genre's innovator is still also its leader in 2016.

While the first album took quite some time to put together, given everyone's busy schedules, Sacred Bones' recent press release reveals that this time Carpenter, his son Cody and godson Daniel Davies, were able to get together in person to record, Lost Themes II:

"Unlike their first album, when they often worked over the internet exchanging themes over the course of several years, this time all three brought in sketches and worked together in the same city, a luxury they weren't afforded on the first Lost Themes."

Dates for John Carpenter's upcoming Lost Themes II Tour is as follows:

June 2, 2016: Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound

June 15, 2016: Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer

June 17, 2016: Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre

June 18, 2016: Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum

June 21, 2016: Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre

June 23, 2016: Austin, TX -Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE

June 24, 2016: Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater

July 2-4, 2016: ásbrú, ISL - ATP Iceland Festival

July 6, 2016: Switzerland, CH - Neuchâtel

July 8, 2016: New York, NY - PlayStation Theater

July 12, 2016: Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre

July 15, 2016: Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple

Oct 28 & 29, 2016: Manchester, UK - Albert Hall Manchester

Oct 31, 2016: London, UK - The Troxy

"Distant Dreams" is current available as an instant grat download when preordering the Lost Themes II album from iTunes.

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