Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thee Dang Dangs - For the People (2013)

It rained like hell yesterday and I have not been to the beach in weeks, so you could say I have not been in a surfing mood lately. That doesn't matter however, as this band is from Denver and they are as far from the beach as you can get. That may explain this band's excellent and tripped-out take on Surf Rock. I bet these ladies and lads have more Thee Oh Sees records in their collection than they do Beach Boy discs, and the cold Colorado winters are prone to produce meditative freak sessions caused by long bouts of seclusion. Throw those elements in a pot, and you get the Thee Dang Dangs.

The minute I heard "Lips Around Your Spine, " I knew the track would be on heavy rotation here at the Bat Pitt. Igor described this record as "someone being raised in Hell on acid trying to imitate a poorly transmitted 60s AM radio station." That just about captures it. It's not a free download, but worth a few bucks for the physical media. The spinning disc may be all that keeps the wolves at bay during this coming winter.

Get it here:
Thee Dang Dangs - For the People (2013)

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