Well, it’s a good day for local music, with Lil Daggers leaking, the Dewars daytrotting, and now Sam Friend dining with a bitch named Layla in his new video for “Part of the Show”, a catchy track off of Friend’s 2008 Secure and Fastened for Daisy Buchanan. Here’s the video followed, after the jump, by Sam Friend and director Adam Fairholm giving some background.
With the release of their impeccable six-song debut, The Neverglades, in 2010, the Dewars — identical twins Anthony and Zach Dewar of West Palm Beach — introduced their infectious stoner rock and bizarre sing-song narratives to South Florida. While on tour with WPB brethren Surfer Blood in October, the Dewars were tapped to record their very own Daytrotter session, joining the likes of indie darlings and/or legends No Age, Bob Mould, Beach House, Sunset Rubdown, Okkervil River, and Stephen Malkmus in laying down tracks at Daytrotter’s Horseshack Studio in Rock Island, Ill. As part of the customary Daytrotter package, the Dewars also got the Johnnie Cluney portrait treatment (hipster immortality!).
Thursday night, Anthony Dewar and I chatted via Facebook — cuz we’re cool like that — about the Daytrotter session and the Dewar’s upcoming EP, Pent Up Joy, a “tropical circus” due out in the next few weeks, says AD. You’re entering the at-times incoherent conversation right when I learn the Dewars recorded a Daytrotter session and nearly spill my gin.
No fuckin’ way. Congrats man! Did they contact ya’ll?
AD: Yeah. I thought it was a lost cause, but it was well worth the early drive to Nowheresville, so I’m stoked on it.
Was this in the Daytrotter studio?
AD: Yeah it was this abandoned attic of a warehouse of a studio in this tiny town that no one would expect.
With the release of their King Corpse EP last year following the split 7” b/w Satan’s Youth Ministers, Lil Daggers (Livid Records) honed their nefarious stoned-at-midnight blues and proved themselves to be one of Miami’s most promising acts. On April 12, after more than two years as a band, the fivesome will finally feed the rock-hungry public an LP: Lil Daggers, an 11-song collection of murky psych rock. Discosoma Records is also releasing a limited-run Lil Daggers 7” in early March, featuring “Sweetwater” (exclusive to the Discosoma release) and “Slave Exchange”, which is also on the forthcoming LP.
Lil Daggers guitarist Jacob Israel leaked us two tracks off of the upcoming release and took some time to chat via email about Lil Daggers, getting tagged with the “garage” label, and the blade slinger lurking within organist Reuben Molinares.