DC's post punk pop band Dot Dash have unleashed a new video for the track "Learn How To Fly" from their album Spark Flame Ember Ash. They've also made the track available for free download here.
Check them out live this Friday 4/6 at the Artisphere for the Chickfactor Magazine 20th Anniversary show with Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Frankie Rose (Slumberland), and Honeybunch (ex-Velvet Crush.)
Friendly People’s debut, self-titled 3-song EP gives a concise taste of a promising young Cambridge, MA-based band. Their jangly indie pop is peppered with hints of Americana, roots rock and folk with vocals that owe a debt to Neil Young. The EP’s clear highlight is its opening track—their namesake song—“Friendly People”. It’s a tremendous, positive track buoyed by a horn section in the bridge which lends a mariachi feel. “A Lot of Work To Do” brings out Harvest-era Neil Young, starting as a plaintive acoustic ditty which builds slowly into a passionate electric number. Closing track, “Branches”, follows the same acoustic-to-electric path. As the song builds, it introduces tribal rhythms that are reminiscent of 80s indie-punk legends, the Volcano Suns. Friendly People are scheduled to record their debut full-length in March. If the Friendly People EP is indicative of what we can expect from this young group’s next batch of tunes it will be a record to keep an eye on later in 2012.--George Dow