I suppose it’s not uncommon for a band to be a product of their environment, but for this band the constant surroundings of old noisy electronic devices, high piles of recording equipment and the drive to conquer the world of Lo-Fi Electro-Rock has made their objective inescapable. Think fat keyboards intertwined with fuzzy 8-bit bass, and driving back beats that sound like they’ve been dragged through a ditch. Top that off with infectious vocal melodies sung in harmony and you have Dent.
The songs are co-written by Kent McKee and Dan Beeson, both multi instrumentalists and seasoned when it comes to song-writing and live music. Dan has worked with countless musicians in the studio, and recently a major role in the new Lowlands record (production in the studio and drumming live) he has a long list of artists he has worked with under his belt; Richard Laviolette, Alanna Gurr, Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo, Wilco), Dave Clarke (Rheostatics) Burke Carol, and members of The creaking tree string quartet to name a few. Aside from being a talented producer, he's an electronics nut... his guitar effects company Magnetic Audiotone (magneticaudiotone.com) and his wild obsession with restoring pinball machines puts him in the realm of a professional hobbyist.
Dan met Kent during a brief recording session at his studio in Guelph, Ontario. It was the beginning of something special. It’s very unusual for Kent to be grounded to one place for long. He spent most of his time traveling the world, before he became tangled in the weave of Guelph and its great music culture. He had been developing his chops on his Nord analog synth for years and finally found an awesome outlet.
Communication was extraordinary between the two of them and the difference in strengths made their relationship in the studio a powerful one. This relationship, among having similar taste in music, inspired them to form their own project – Dent (Dan and Kent) – and together they’ve honed their style to a unique sound that has become instantly recognizable and songs that are considered instant classics.
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