Sunday, 7 April 2013

Five Star Songs: The Dandy Warhols- Godless + News of a 13th Anniversary Reissue of Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia

Portland psychedelic alt rock band The Dandy Warhols released some of the finest LP's from the time around the turn of the century including ....The Dandy Warhols Come Down, Welcome To the Monkey House and their best album Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia. These guys were a welcome reprieve from the musical garbage of The Limp Bizkits and the Creeds et al who were polluting the airwaves in the era before The Strokes.

News came this week that the band have announced that they will be playing a tour to celebrate that classic 2000 album plus reissuing a special edition of the record (details to come). The Dandy's already did a mini tour around their hometown on March 27th, singing one song at thirteen different location in and around Portland. Now the group are about to embark on a tour of North America where they will play the album in full at each stop. They will be playing The Phoenix in Toronto on June 6th. Check here for all tour dates.

The song "Godless" was the third single featured from the album and probably the most understated track on the LP. The song features a surge of trumpets underlain with Courtney Taylor-Taylor's quiet vocals and a great mess of head swirling acoustic and electric guitar. Listen below:

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