5.13.2009

JUNE IS TELL A FRIEND ABOUT DREDG MONTH




Art-rock quartet Dredg doesn't exactly do themselves any favors. Their name is tragically similar to powerfully inferior bands like Staind and Trapt. Get past that, and you'll find their sound is flittery and intellectual; I bet Neil Peart heard them and was like Goddamn these lyrics are pretentious. And worst of all, they signed to a major label that didn't have the stones to promote them. Which isn't to say Atlantic (correction: Interscope; thanks Vince) did nothing with 2004's brilliant Terry Date-produced set Catch Without Arms, nor that Dredg is not a difficult act. But while the Discovery Price concept is a strong inducement to purchase, it doesn't work if the album is invisible to purchasers. Every fucking body who is aware of Dredg LOVES them. That there will be more of us in the coming weeks is indicated by their yawning, quaking new single "Information" (above). And we're not closeted Coldplay fans like all those Thrice-humpers.  


2 comments:

Sergeant D said...

i like this band. interviewed them years ago for the magazine i worked for, nice dudes too. really should be more popular than they are.

Anonymous said...

awesome band.