Meet the band

Lame Indie Rock band from utah

Self-identified “lame indie rock band” Pale Dream is a dynamic fivesome originally from St. George now solidly slated in the SLC scene. Trey Hoskins (lead vocals, guitar), Mari Ericksen (vocals, drums), Michael Hockman (guitars), Braydon Buell (bass) and Nate Harris (keys) now make up the band, which was forged between Ericksen and Hoskins in 2018 amid their post–high school youth. Pale Dream dropped their prior EP, Velvet, in 2021 on the back of the 2020 single “blue denim jacket.” Curse marks their sophomore stint in ’80s and ’90s new wave, goth and dreampop sonics. At a sharp and quick nine tracks, Curse is concise and charming, with little excess and a lot of heartedness. (Paige Zuckerman, Slug Mag Mar. 2023)


After branching out regionally, the band has found success among a diverse local crowd. From outgoing indie lovers to quiet goth kids, Pale Dream shows display a unique genre-spanning set. The show features a full band including synths, drums, bass, guitars, and multiple vocalists. The members of Pale Dream sport a variety of looks, personalities, and stage presence that lends itself to the "misfit wallflower" theme that shows up throughout their music. 


The band is working to release a second LP in late 2023 and tour shortly thereafter. With a few new singles up their sleeve, Pale Dream plans to continue to diversify their sound and cultivate a grassroots following. With its unique sound, Pale Dream is sure to grace the stage of music festivals, concert venues, and dingy dive bars near you.