Don’t Miss: Dot Dash @ DC9, 7/19/17

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Dot Dash (Photo courtesy the band)

Terry Banks (guitar, vocals), Steve Hansgen (lead guitar), Hunter Bennett (bass), and Danny Ingram (drums) are well known to DC indie pop admirers as Dot Dash! They also are known for giving away a free song or two, and they have gifted us with another prior to their show at DC9 on Wednesday, July 19, when they open for English indie duo Ultimate Painting.

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Music Park: Free Gift from Dot Dash

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Dot Dash (Photo courtesy of the band)

Power poppers Dot Dash have made a video for their song “Flowers,” a single from their latest album Earthquakes & Tidal Waves, released in March via The Beautiful Music.

“Flowers” is a sunny, jangly guitar-driven tune, and the DC-based quartet shot themselves in performance on the street outside the restaurant Southern Hospitality (at Columbia and 18th Sts. NW, DC) in Adams Morgan, breaking up their live rendition of the song with amusing graphics that mirror its lyrics.

Watch the official music video for “Flowers” on YouTube:

And in the spirit of the holiday season, the members of Dot Dash — vocalist and guitarist Terry Banks, guitarist Steve Hansgen, bassist Hunter Bennett, and drummer Danny Ingram — are giving away a free MP3 of the song!

You can download “Flowers” on Bandcamp for free:

You also can buy the full album, Earthquakes & Tidal Waves, from Bandcamp as well as all four Dot Dash albums! They are having a bundling sale where their entire catalog is 25 percent off at $17.97.

Dot Dash don’t have any shows scheduled at the moment, but they surely soon will announce some dates in 2016.

Music Park: Free Song From Dot Dash (Touring Soon!)

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Dot Dash (Photo courtesy the band)

DC power pop quartet recently released their fourth album, Earthquakes & Tidal Waves, and they are giving away a free track to readers of Parklife DC.

Released in March, the album comes preceded some spring tour dates from vocalist and guitarist Terry Banks, guitarist Steve Hansgen, bassist Hunter Bennett, and drummer Danny Ingram. They plan to tour some more later this summer (see below for dates).

You can listen to and buy the full album, which sounds quite sunny and upbeat, from Bandcamp:


You also can directly listen to the single “Rainclouds” and download it as a free MP3:

Earthquakes & Tidal Waves was recorded in Kernersville, NC, and produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Game Theory, Dinosaur Jr., Wilco). It was released by Canadian indie label The Beautiful Music.

Here’s what the Washington Post once said about the band:
“Everything we’ve ever read about Dot Dash plays up the group’s collective resume: Singer/guitarist Terry Banks was in St. Christopher and the Saturday People before teaming up with bassist Hunter Bennett in acclaimed indie-rock band Julie Ocean; guitarist Steve Hansgen played bass for hardcore legends Minor Threat and Government Issue, and then the mod group Modest Proposal; drummer Danny Ingram co-founded harDCore band Youth Brigade. Very impressive. But we’re more interested in the music, a retro cocktail that recalls the yearning indie-pop of Sarah Records; the ’80s neo-Byrds jangle of R.E.M., Orange Juice and other seminal college radio artists, and the tight, throbbing basslines and slashing guitars that evoke the Jam and the Clash.”

Catch them in concert at an upcoming show!

Dot Dash
Saturday, August 29
w/ The Fleshtones
Creative Alliance
Baltimore, Md.
Show @8pm
$12-18
All ages

Wednesday, Sept. 16
w/ Tommy Keene
Metro Gallery
Baltimore, Md.
Show @8:30pm
$12
All ages

Thursday, Sept. 17
w/ Tommy Keene
Bowery Electric
New York City
Show @8pm
$15
All ages

Friday, Sept. 18
w/ Tommy Keene
Iota
Arlington, Va.
Show @9pm
$15
All ages