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Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Dandy Warhols - Smoke It

Upon a recommendation from Mr. LeLane, I recently checked out the documentary Dig!, a seven-year odyssey with bands The Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre. The new single "Smoke It" is the first release by The Dandys since the documentary's release.

Remember "Bohemian Like You"? "We Used to Be Friends"? Forget them. "Smoke It" marks a return to the messy, cluttered sound of ten guys living in the same house who occasionally record some music in the living room. The formerly punk-pretty Courtney Taylor gets back to his origins, singing this song in a careless style that suits me just fine. Their full-length album Odditorium or Warlords of Mars is due out in September.

Listen to The Dandy Warhols - "Smoke It"


  • At Fri Jul 29, 01:23:00 PM EDT, Blogger drake leLane said…

    I've been so diging this!

    "People got more baggage then JFK... yeah... and I'm talkin' 'bout the airport, man"

    This lyric is noteworthy for the delivery... the perfect pause/stutter right before 'JFK'... don't know why, but it somehow makes it work so well.

    The Ray Charles-like call and response / fun in the studio is also a welcome return.

    I'm glad they've returned to the party...

  • At Mon Aug 01, 10:34:00 PM EDT, Blogger mountmccabe said…

    I had not noticed that the new Dandy Warhols had made it to Rhapsody, so, sweet.

    This is a rather different sounding Dandys; not the Duran Duran of Monkey House but it's also not the drugged out chill that dominated the first two records. It almost sounds like it could fit on Thirteen Tales if it weren't for the extra lo-fi production.

    At any rate I'm happy and I'm ready for the new album even if I don't understand why they appropriated the Odditorium bit (maybe I will come September.)

  • At Tue Aug 02, 08:07:00 PM EDT, Anonymous cable guy said…

    are these anything like digable planets "cool like dat" just wondering


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