Ahead of the April 15th release of John Carpenter’s Lost Themes II album, Sacred Bones Records has released the track "Distant Dream" online to help sweeten the wait for fans, and we have it for Daily Dead readers to enjoy.

You can listen to "Distant Dream" and see Carpenter's updated touring schedule below. To learn more about the Lost Themes II album, which Carpenter created with his son Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies, visit:

From the Previous Press Release: "On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever solo record. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection. Carpenter’s foundational primacy and lasting influence on genre score work was both rediscovered and reaffirmed. So widespread was the acclaim for Lost Themes, that the composer was moved to embark on something he had never before entertained – playing his music live in front of an audience.

2016 will host the first ever John Carpenter tour and in true Carpenter spirit, a sequel to Lost Themes: Lost Themes II. The follow-up brings quite a few noticeable changes to the process, which result in an even more cohesive record. Lost Themes’ cowriters Cody Carpenter (John’s son) and Daniel Davies (John’s godson) both returned. Cody was recently also heard as a composer for Showtime’s Masters of Horror series (Cigarette Burns and Pro-Life), and NBC’s Zoo. Davies was a composer for NBC’s Zoo, as well as the motion picture Condemned.

All three brought in sketches and worked together in the same city, a luxury they weren’t afforded on the first Lost Themes. The result was a more focused effort, one that was completed on a compressed schedule — not unlike Carpenter’s classic, notoriously low-budget early films. The musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of its predecessor. More electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter’s trademark minimal synth.

Keep your eyes peeled for John and his co-writers to hit the road next year performing both lost and newly found themes, in addition to retrospective work from Mr. Carpenter’s multi-generational career. Long live the Horror Master."

John Carpenter Lost Themes II Tour Dates (via Sacred Bones Records): 

  • 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

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