dallas are at the vanguard of the new wave of European bands creating music that transcends those tired old boundaries between "rock" and "pop". How can you label music whose influences range from 60s bossa nova to 70s dub to 80s disco to 90s dance?
dallas have been together since 1992, played concerts in several European countries and made live appearances on ...(展开全部) dallas are at the vanguard of the new wave of European bands creating music that transcends those tired old boundaries between "rock" and "pop". How can you label music whose influences range from 60s bossa nova to 70s dub to 80s disco to 90s dance?
dallas have been together since 1992, played concerts in several European countries and made live appearances on European TV. The group comprises: songwriter and guitarist HOLGER, whose day job is translating the speech bubbles of syndicated American comic strips into foreign languages; bass player and songwriter TAUNO who earns a living from selling auto parts; drummer ALLAN whose playing is sometimes difficult to distinguish from a drum machine; and singer KRISTI whose innocent voice purrs and caresses you.
dallas make no extravagant claims about their music. Their songs tell stories about boys and love and suburban life and teenage angst and the pop stars they have met. dallas are not trying to change the world. But they write songs with good melodies - and if they occasionally combine these with a lyric about philosophy or an Indian film director, then all the better!
This is dallas' debut CD. The group arranged and produced the sixteen songs themselves because they failed to discover a music producer sufficiently in tune with the innovative sounds they wanted to create. dallas believe that their last six years immersed in do-it-yourself recording has been well worth it.
dallas say: "If you love easy listening, but you also like guitar pop, dub and 1960s psychedelia (and you go to the odd disco night), then dallas is the band for you to fall in love with. Our music is pure entertainment. It has nothing to do with depressing tales of struggling musicians. Nor does it make you ponder over the injustices of the world." dallas say they are inspired by "the pop wave of the 1960s - Velvet Underground, Can, Syd Barrett, Nancy Sinatra. The most radical people are from that time."
This dallas CD is released by High Park Records, a Toronto-based label dedicated to unearthing strange and interesting music from strange and interesting corners of our globe. dallas were discovered in Tallinn, the capital city of the Republic of Estonia - a small Baltic state to the east of Scandinavia.
dallas are kindred spirits of Stereolab, the Velvet Underground, the Cardigans, Sonic Youth and the Jesus & Mary Chain.