Thursday, March 8

The Dexateens

In keeping the focus on southern bands who are garnering national attention, today C&T looks at The Dexateens from Tuscaloosa. They're featured this month in both Paste and Spin, with the latter labeling them a "band on the rise."

The Dexateens are an Alabama band whose current album was recorded in Athens and Nashville with the production assistance of Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers fame). That's a pretty good Southern pedigree, I'd say. Sonically they're in the same neighborhood as acts like The Black Keys, North Mississippi Allstars, or the aforementioned DBT -- perhaps not the most original sound imaginable, but probably appealing to fans of dirty blues-rock with a Southern flair. I like to see a band that lists among its influences Gram Parsons and Charley Pride along with James Gang and Captain Beefheart. I hear a little Tweedy in the vocal too. Here are tracks from their most recent releases:

From Hard Wire Healing (2007):
The Dexateens - Naked Ground

From Red Dust Rising (2005):
The Dexateens - Red Dust Rising

Both are available from Skybucket Records.

For more on The Dexateens, check out their MySpace page or official site.


Blogger Fat Asian Baby said...

and featured in southeast performer LAST YEAR! Boom.
god i'm so self-absorbed.

4:35 PM

Anonymous phoebe cates said...

i like.


3:53 PM


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