It seems that the Dudes of Daytrotter, that sonically-no-frills, visually variegated bastion of indie music, have taken notice of the burgeoning South Florida music scene. Last February they welcomed West Palm Beach duo the Dewars and, separately, Coral Springs-based dance inciter Millionyoung into the studio, and now the Jacuzzi Boys have sat for their very own polychromatic portrait. Joining an illustrious roster that includes everyone from Bela Fleck and Bonnie Prince Billy to Okkervil River and Sunset Rubdown, the Jacuzzi Boys — the trio of Gabriel Alcala, Danny Gonzales, and Diego Monasterios — now have the boon of the Daytrotter bump as they get ready to embark on a nine-date tour through the American South at the end of the month followed by 26 dates throughout Western Europe and the UK. Here’s an excerpt from Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller’s companion write-up:
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.