Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Dot Dash - Madman In The Rain


All of us music fans have bands whose releases will always attract us. One of such bands for WYMA is Washington, D.C.'s Dot Dash. The trio has earned our ears over the course of seven splendid albums, but the new Madman In The Rain is, in our opinion, their best yet. Powerpop, jangle, and punky indie rock spread over 12 well-conceived tracks. Guitar, bass and drums all variously star and support with energy and nuance. The songs will thrill both fans of '80s and early '90s UK, US and New Zealand guitar pop bands, and fans of The Clash and The Jam. But but there is no imitation here -- just agile talent creating new music on good foundations. We are entirely captivated and have entered it on our year-end list of favorites.

The album was supposed to be released on November 5, but you can't keep a good album hidden and it has burst out of the gates already.

Dot Dash are Terry Banks (guitar/vocals), Hunter Bennett (bass), and Danny Ingram (drums). Their former bands include St. Christopher, Saturday People, Glo-Worm, Weatherhead, Swervedriver, Julie Ocean and Youth Brigade. Madman In The Rain is out via Ottawa, Canada's The Beautiful Music.



Bandcamp for Madman In The Rain

Label page for Madman In The Rain

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