Song Premiere: Dot Dash, "Flowers"

Like its three predecessors — Half-Remembered Dream (released in 2013), WinterGarden Light (2012), and spark>flame>ember>ash (2011) — the new Dot Dash album, Earthquakes & Tidal Waves , is being released by The Beautiful Music and is the label’s 31st release.
This time out, the Washington D.C.-based band travelled 300 miles south to Fidelitorium Studios just outside Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where, with the legendary Mitch Easter producing, the 10-track Earthquakes & Tidal Waves was recorded. Although perhaps best known for his production work on R.E.M.’s first three records, Chronic Town, Murmur, and Reckoning, plus the band’s original indie 7-inch, Easter — who added a guitar lead to Earthquakes & Tidal Waves’ album-opening “The Winter of Discontent” and played piano on album closer “Sleep, Sleep” — has been a pivotal figure in melodic, left-of-center, guitar-based music for nearly 35 years, both with his own band, Let’s Active, and as a producer of bands such as The dB’s, Superchunk, Dinosaur Jr., Wilco, Pavement, and Ride, to name just a few.
In addition to working with a new producer, Dot Dash’s Earthquakes & Tidal Waves also marks the entrance of Dot Dash’s newest member, lead guitarist Steve Hansgen, who began musical life in the early 1980s as a member of hardcore pioneers Minor Threat and, later, Government Issue. Hansgen’s authoritative, melodically astute playing helps make Earthquakes & Tidal Waves Dot Dash’s most focused, dynamic effort yet.
Dot Dash’s Earthquakes & Tidal Waves is available as a CD (Beauty 031) directly from the label’s ordering portal (TBM store) and shortly as a digital download via iTunes, Bandcamp,eMusic, and Amazon.
Today, Ghettoblaster celebrates the bands newest effort by sharing a stream of “Flowers.” Enjoy it below.

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