It’s hard to remember a time when The Dandy Warhols weren’t around, and given that 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of these Portland rockers, it’s not surprising. To celebrate, the band have announced the release of their 10th studio album, Why You So Crazy, due out January 25th via Dine Alone Records.
The album sees the band return in singularly freewheeling fashion, their creative spark undiminished, as they careen through classically off-kilter psych-pop (‘Be Alright’), high country-fried Americana (‘Motor City Steel’), and gothic piano-propelled rumbas (‘Forever’).
As a taster to the release, the band have unveiled a single-shot 360° short film of new single “Be Alright”, which features Mad Men’s Jessica Paré and was conceived by award-winning creative Kevin Moyer.… Read the rest
It’s hard to think of the alterna-rock landscape without The Dandy Warhols in it. They were the stoner Spacemen 3 of the 90′s/00′s — taking drugs to make music to take drugs to. Sure that gets old after a while and so did our favourite Portland four-some, but having returned with The Machine, their best album in a decade, all bets are back ON. Co-written with Bauhaus/Love and Rockets legend David J, “Autumn Carnival” is the Dandy’s trimming back the fancy fat as they float along on a subdued doing-our-thing psyche-rock vibe. Over lightning-like stabs of guitar, disembodied backing vocals, “Autumn Carnival” is the Dandy Warhols thumbing a ride back to their shoegaze roots.… Read the rest
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At this stage in their career, The Dandy Warhols stand as an infinitely renewable resource. With the major label shackles thrown and now releasing their own records, the only standards Courtney & Co have to meet is their own. This is often the point where casual fan and band shrug shoulders and part ways, no more concerned with “writing a hit” than they ever were. If you don’t dig it now son, take a walk.
With The Dandy Warhol’s entering into their eighteenth year and seventh studio album, what would have been a fine old three album rave-up/fall-out/break-up (Rules Ok/Come Down/Thirteen Tales) has made for a surprising extended stay, such is the cash coupling of advertising and song.… Read the rest