STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE: You can get a *FREE* digital download of this album -- and, in fact, *FREE* digital downloads of *ALL* of our albums (there are 5) -- when you order the Digipak CD version of 'Searchlights' ($14 CAN / $11 US) from our label's Web shop at thebeautifulmusic.com
. (Order the CD and they'll mail it to you, and also (via email) send you free digital downloads of all 5 of our albums -- i.e., this one and the four albums that preceded it -- 59 tracks in all.) info here: thebeautifulmusic.com/dot-dash-special-offer/
Of course, if you are somehow troubled by the idea of spending less and getting more, then, by all means, you're very welcome to buy just the download of the new album here -- just letting you know about the label's all-in-one offer. (Operators are standing by: thebeautifulmusic.com
INFO: Searchlights, the new album from Dot Dash, is out now on The Beautiful Music. It’s the Washington D.C.-based band’s fifth album in less than five years, all of them released by Ottawa-based The Beautiful Music, and marks the label’s 36th release. Recorded over a weekend at North Carolina’s Fidelitorium Studios and produced by Missy Thangs (Ex Hex, Ian McLagan), the 15-track Searchlights is Dot Dash’s most varied, expansive album yet.
While the quartet’s combination of adroitly poppy melodies with an often visceral instrumental attack (drawing comparisons to The Jam, The Replacements, and Big Star along the way) remains undiminished, Searchlights reaches further – comprising a broader range of musical dynamics than previous Dot Dash albums.
On the live front, Dot Dash has played shows with The B-52s, Tommy Keene, The Fleshtones, The Psychedelic Furs, The Chameleons, The Dickies, Ash, Hugh Cornwell, The Monochrome Set, Ian Hunter, Stiff Little Fingers, Glen Matlock, The Godfathers, The Bats, Sylvain Sylvain, Urge Overkill, The Drums, The Trashcan Sinatras, Frankie Rose, The Clientele, Ian Hunter, Drivin'n'Cryin', The Empty Hearts, Wussy, Matt Pond PA, Moon Duo, Terry Malts, Soulside, Jack Grisham, Wax Idols, Chris Stamey, Allo Darlin', The Supersuckers, The Explorers Club, Stevie Jackson, and lots of other rocking combos.
released June 14, 2016
Terry Banks - guitar, vocals
Steve Hansgen - lead guitar
Hunter Bennett - bass
Danny Ingram - drums
All songs published by Escalator In The Rain (ASCAP)
Administered by Rough Trade Publishing
Recorded March 5-6, 2016 at Fidelitorium, Kernersville NC
Produced by Missy Thangs
Mastered at Peerless/Boston
Released by The Beautiful Music (Beauty036)