“Dot Dash has delivered a gem onto the music scene. Their seemingly simplistic melodies drench easy to grasp sometimes dark, melancholic lyrics that keep you wanting more.” – Antimusic
The long-playing debut by Dot Dash contains 14 songs and was recorded in three afternoons.
If this bio had one of those “RIYL/Recommended If You Like” sections, it might drop names like The Jam, Joy Division and The Byrds…
… Or perhaps it would bring up an apparent appreciation by Dot Dash for the ancient sounds of the Postcard, Whaam and early Creation labels…
But those kinds of judgments can really only be made by you, the listener.
As is often the case, Dot Dash has a whole “they are ex-members of” thing going on:
Guitarist/singer Terry Banks and bassist Hunter Bennett were in punky power poppers Julie Ocean.
Before that, Terry was in a bunch of jangly guitar bands, including The Saturday People, Tree Fort Angst, Glo-Worm, and St. Christopher.
Guitarist Bill Crandall was in the mod/pop band Modest Proposal.
Drummer Danny Ingram began musical life in Dischord-label punks Youth Brigade before moving on to Strange Boutique and, later, U.K. guitar-wranglers Swervedriver.
Dot Dash plays shows, mostly around D.C., but occasionally out of town, whenever they can. In the recent past they’ve opened for Urge Overkill, The Godfathers, The Trash Can Sinatras, and The Capstan Shafts, among others.
So that’s it: 14 songs, recorded expeditiously, and released by The Beautiful Music. You be the judge.
Check out their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/dotdashdc