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Thee Dang Dangs / Press

"Thee Dang Dangs talk raw music and their strange band name" By Tom Murphy Thursday, Nov 29 2012 Thee Dang Dangs got going this past summer when Broox Pulford of Wombmates, Shawn Butzin and Ray Koren of Dead Rollers and Rebecca Williams of Call Me Dolly decided to start a new band, united by a mutual love of rock that's still rough around the edges. The outfit has already garnered a good deal of attention for its visceral live shows, and that spirit is captured well on the recently released Stone Coast EP, recorded by Alex Anderson of ManCub and Flashlights. We recently spoke with the affable bunch about the emotional roots of the music and the origin of their name. Westword: What would you say is at the core of what you've tried to do with this band? Rebecca Williams: I'm definitely a fan of really raw music. I feel that's the way music should be. I don't think there should be 15,000 hours put into one song. If it's not happening, it's not happening. If you see me...

“First release from this 4 piece, female led outfit from Denver, Colorado that revels in loud guitar, reverb, fucked up surfer bluesand more reverb. Coming across like a banshee led surf/rockabilly band being recorded from the back of the hall Stone Coast's opening track 'Midnight Come Rolling' might steal its riff from The Easybeats but that's where the similarity ends as the vocals, smothered in reverb,take over and the sound gets progressively heavier and uglier. From there it's the rockabilly riffs of 'Cowboy' as the 60s are dragged out of the back room and put on display in a big empty beer barn with the sounds bouncing back and forth off the walls. 'Talk Talk' continues the vibe, a punk surf tune with a guitar riff that hooks you pretty damn quick before the wail and repetitive blues of 'Aldous Huxley' drags you down into the mud. 'Hourglass' finishes the set with what... (to read more follow link)”

“If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for new female-fronted, lo-fi garage rock since SAUNA decided to hang it up. Luckily Thee Dang Dangs has stepped up to fill that void. The band’s debut EP, Stone Coast, is packed with enough grit to satisfy any garage rock fan. Add Rebecca Williams’ vocals that are so drowned in reverb they are incomprehensible and you have Thee Dang Dangs. Taking inspiration from other “thee” bands like Thee Oh Sees and Thee Headcoats before them, Stone Coast has a timeless simplicity to it. It sounds like something that could have been recorded years ago, but is also right at home in the here and now. Straightforward hooks and riffs prevail throughout. There is nothing exceedingly complicated about any of these five tracks, but that’s part of their charm. “Midnight Comes Rolling” opens things up like a punch in the teeth, with grimy guitars taking the lead. This is followed by the hazy swagger of “Cowboy,” the bouncy punk-rock jaunt “Ta”

“Blatantly employing a familiar pronoun in their name, Thee Dang Dangs are not shy about revealing their influences. Their sound directly mirrors that of San Francisco's Thee Oh Sees, and the acknowledgement of it in their handle frees up the listener to sincerely enjoy how expertly the band delivers that smutty surf-rock vibe. In fact, their dizzyingly psychedelic new EP, Stone Coast, sounds like it was recorded in the bathroom of a Sunset Strip titty bar in 1967. The song "Midnight Come Rolling" could have been recorded by Nancy Sinatra had she hooked up with Lou Reed instead of Lee Hazlewood, while "Cowboy" contains all the squeals, pops and filthy guitar of the best Cambodian pop of that era. And although the record delivers everything you'd expect from a lo-fi Detroit punk band, you get the feeling that the real magic happens when you see this band live.”

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