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Dachshund / Press

“This is a phenomenal self-made debut from a Tulsa band that has yet to make much of dent outside of Oklahoma and Arkansas. What a shame that is because these guys certainly have the goods. From the riff-heavy album opener "Hills to Climb" to the surprising and psychedelic folk of the title track (which hearkens back to the quieter moments of Ronald Jones-era Lips), the first *side,* in the old parlance, of this short-form album demonstrates tight musicianship, excellent production work, and nothing short of lyrical genius, especially on the deliciously dark "Illegitimate One," a wild west tale of fatherhood gone horribly wrong--not for the faint of heart. But moodiness is not what Dachshund is all about. Rather, the band traffics in an honest and intelligent exploration of emotions, relationships, and stories that offer resonance for all of us, but for which rock bands seldom seem brave enough to dip so much as a toe into.”

“Somehow the band manages to melt down elements of jazz, progressive rock and hints of metal with an approach and mentality that incorporates the kind of eclectic fun and weirdness of equally indescribable local bands like Wighead and GHOSTS... "Hills to Climb" marries a Frank Zappa-esque guitar riff with hints of Steely Dan at one end and Local H at the other. "Divisionary" starts off with an ambient, artsy intro, then finds its groove and bursts with volume, swinging back and forth with dynamic changes... A wide spectrum of influences is apparent here, ranging from guitarist/vocalist Dannar's penchant for indie rock to Jensen's love of Yes, Rush and classic rock to Hartley's incorporation of Metallica, pop-punk, punk and progressive metal bands like Helmet, Prong and Tool. When combined, it all comes together in a manner that allows you to trace bits and pieces of each influence without mimicking any one band.”