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“My brothers and I were surrounded by music growing up. Not Beatles albums or anything like that; more like the Persian records our parents played all the time. And when we got older, it was up to us to discover everything,” says Kamtin Mohager — the genre-jumping singer/multi-instrumentalist behind The Chain Gang of 1974. In 2012, Mohager signed to Warner Music Group for the release of his third full-length album, Daydream Forever. The album is described as a continuation of the synth-heavy, reverb-laden dreams that made Mohager’s debut album, Wayward Fire, an immediate favorite of the retro set. Production is thicker here, with more elastic bounces. Mohager is currently collaborating with producer Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous for LP3.