Wednesday, 31 October 2012

New Music: Dot Dash- The Past Is Another Country

Dot Dash is an indie band from Washington DC who make some great post punk pop music. The members of the four piece band are all veterans of the indie scene, including guitarist Terry Banks who was in the Slumberland band The Saturday People and drummer Danny Ingram who did stints in both Youth Brigade and Swervedriver.

The band recently released their second album Winter Garden Light on Ottawa label The Beautiful Music. They have been working hard to get some attention and have played a lot of shows with a lot of veteran bands including The Drums, Allo Darlin' and The Chameleons which is perfect because their sound is similar to those bands. They have also been compared to the dB's, The Jam and Wire (Wire has a song called Dot Dash) and their new LP is reflective of that. You can stream the full album on Bandcamp.

Dot Dash also just dropped a brand new video for their single The Past is Another Country. The energetic track is two minutes of intensive, melodic, poppy, post punk and reminds me of the 80's band Teardrop Explodes. The video features some dude washing the window of someone's apartment which could of easily have been shot in my condo. Not sure if this guy knew he was being filmed. Watch and listen below.

You can buy Winter Garden Light directly from The Beautiful Music or download from iTunes.

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