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St. Joseph, Missouri’s Dsoedean (DEE-So-Dean) are more than an indie rock band with a unique name. The band (made up of St. Joe rock scene veterans Zale Bledsoe, Bobby Dean Floyd, Marcus Words and Colby Walter) has been cranking out their Built to Spill/skate punk/ Modest Mouse influenced experimentation since February 2011. Since that first get together and the seed of Dsoedean was planted, the band has played 80+ shows, spanning from their Hometown of St. Joseph to Omaha, Nebraska, Wichita, Kansas, the “Live Music Capital of the World” Austin, Texas, New York and a ton of places in between, all with a great response from the audiences.
Formed on a whim by For the Sound’s Bledsoe, Holy Mother Exhaust’s Floyd & multi-instrumentalist Walter, Dsoedean came together as an alternative to the projects they were working on separately; Dsoedean quickly became the trio’s musical center of attention and focus. In April of 2011, Dsoedean put the final additions on their sound by adding bassist Marcus Words to the mix. Words, a well-respected musician in the St. Joseph music scene, brought a groovy yet rock solid bottom end to the band’s music. With all the pieces in place, the band recorded three well-received eps (Send a Sign, On an Edge and the experimental Odd Times Even Thoughts) with engineer Kiley Bodenhamer.
The eps, filled with clever, thoughtful and well-written songs like “Alphabet Soup,” written as an ode to Bledsoe’s 3 year old daughter Lola, “Under toe,” “Lexapro,” “Shuffle Your Feet,” and “Railroad,” are a testament to the musical quality Dsoedean strive for, whether they’re playing live or working in the studio.
Each offering foreshadows the quality in writing and recording that has culminated in the band’s first full-length release “Continue to Move,” to be released on March 1st 2013 on the This Tall record label.
Bio Written by Danny R. Phillips