Hear the Portland band's trippy new album a day earlier than its official launch on Friday (Jan. 25).
The Dandy Warhols have been holding issues tremendous bizarre for 25 years. Hell, their 10,000 square-foot studio/efficiency area/bar/haunt area is known as The Odditorium and "odd" is the right description of the vibe on their 10th studio album, Why You So Crazy?, which Billboard is completely premiering at this time (Jan. 24) on the eve of its official launch Toronto's Dine Alone Records.
The 12-track LP opens with a 1940's sounding dusty music bit paying homage to Hollywood hoofers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ("Fred N Ginger") earlier than diving into the rubbery, trippy "Terraform," pivoting to the knee-slapping cowpunk social gathering ditty "Highlife" and sliding into the basic Dandy rave-up "Be Alright."
The latter was previewed in late 2018 a 360-degree video directed by lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor that includes Mad Men star Jessica Paré main viewers on a tour of the Odditorium impressed by a sip of some magical wine.
“We’ve all the time been pushed to create artwork with emotional readability,” Taylor-Taylor says in an announcement in regards to the album's inspiration. “That’s what the world wants greater than ever proper now. I’ve by no means felt so strongly that persons are dropping their minds, and it’s extra of them than ever earlier than. Local politics, worldwide politics, information packages, sitcoms, and our president all really feel like the warmth obtained turned up. It doesn’t really feel like a pure development of madness, it simply occurred. Most persons are behaving in a fashion that may solely be described as batshit loopy.”
With a robotic, futuristic sound added into their conventional mixture of stoned rock soul, the band -- which additionally contains keyboardist/vocalist Zia McCabe, guitarist Peter Holström and drummer Brent DeBoer --hypnotizes on the woozy, warmth mirage jam "Next Thing I Know," washes away your transgressions on the western swing acoustic jam "Sins Are Forgiven" (doubling down on the spiritual imagery on the draggy, psychedelic "To the Church") and simply flat out get down on the poppy "Motor City Steel" and "Small Town Girls."
Listen to an unique stream of the album, watch the "Be Alright" video under and take a look at the band's upcoming U.S. tour dates after the soar.
Dandy Warhols tour dates.
May three - 5 -- Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 6 -- Washington, D.C. @ 9.30 Club
May 7 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
May eight -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 9 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 11 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 12 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 14 -- Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
May 16 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre on the Ace Hotel
May 17 -- San Diego, CA @ The Observatory at North Park