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.

2 Comments:

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.

xoxoa

3:53 PM

 

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