Thursday, November 03, 2011

Dot Dash : (2011) Spark>Flame>Ember>Ash (Beauty 019)

Dot Dash is a post punk pop band from Washington D.C.
spark>flame>ember>ash is their long-playing debut. It contains 14 songs and was recorded in three afternoons.
If this bio had one of those “RIYL/Recommended If You Like” sections, it might drop names like The Jam, Joy Division and The Byrds…
… Or perhaps it would bring up an apparent appreciation by Dot Dash for the ancient sounds of the Postcard, Whaam and early Creation labels…
But those kinds of judgments can really only be made by you, the listener.
As is often the case, Dot Dash has a whole “they are ex-members of” thing going on:
Guitarist/singer Terry Banks and bassist Hunter Bennett were in punky power poppers Julie Ocean.
Before that, Terry was in a bunch of jangly guitar bands, including The Saturday People, Tree Fort Angst, Glo-Worm, and St. Christopher.
Guitarist Bill Crandall was in the mod/pop band Modest Proposal.
Drummer Danny Ingram began musical life in Dischord-label punks Youth Brigade before moving on to Strange Boutique and, later, U.K. guitar-wranglers Swervedriver.
Dot Dash plays shows, mostly around D.C., but occasionally out of town, whenever they can. In the recent past they’ve opened for Urge Overkill, The Godfathers, The Trash Can Sinatras, and The Capstan Shafts, among others.
So that’s it: 14 songs, recorded expeditiously, and released by The Beautiful Music. You be the judge.

Lo-budget video thing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV6w5X3xUuU

clip at DC’s Black Cat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVFoMaODa8Y

Check out their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/dotdashdc

You can feel the power of DOT DASH downloading three tracks from the new album!! If you enjoy the DD music, please buy or download (iTunes) the album here :
http://thebeautifulmusic.com/?p=1 (The Beautiful Music Label)

**Nagiants40 little review:
I really like this band. The three tracks are a very good set of good experimental post punk music. I love the ringing guitars and the soft vocals from Terry. The three songs are very interesting and addicting. A very pleasant surprise for me. Sometimes the band remembers me amazing bands from DC area, like Soulside, Fugazi and others. This is very good band that deserves keep an eye it. I can't wait to listen the entire new album...

..Dissolve (track #5) 3:31
..No Reverie (track #7) 1:51
..Gripped (track #9) 2:42


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