CD Review

One Of The Top Releases For 2011, dredg with Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy

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Back with their fifth album,  “Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy” are the alt rockers dredg!  If you’re unfamiliar with these California natives, might I suggest you check out their second album, “Catch Without Arms” which was released back in 2005.  Why that album you ask?  I’ll tell ya.  That was the album that turned me onto the band.  I can’t even imagine to guess how many times I’ve listened to the entire CD.  Not just one or two tracks, but the entire CD.  It was revolutionary to me, as is their upcoming CD “Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy.”

The opening track, ‘Another Tribe‘ is powerful.  A great opening chapter to an amazing story.  The emotion behind ‘Another Tribe‘ doesn’t end there, it flows throughout this album.  I can easily say that this is one of the best albums of 2011.  I review a lot of band’s and their music.  A lot of different genres, and this is one of my top picks of all time.

Their calm, almost haunting demeanor keeps me asking for more.  No matter what mood you are in, these album always seems appropriate, and I honestly can’t say why.  Good bands are common, great bands are few and far between.

With a faster tempo, ‘Sun Goes Down‘ is easily one of the best tracks.  dredg has a way to turn their music into vivid images in your head.  Every song being a completely different picture, different colors, different moods.  ‘Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy’ features 11 of the greatest, good mood inducing tracks that you ears will ever lay witness too.

1 Another Tribe

2 Upon Returning

3 The Tent

4 Somebody is Laughing

5 Down Without a Fight

6 The Ornament See

7 Thought of Losing You

8 Kalathat

9 Sun Goes Down

10 Where I’ll End Up

11 Before It Began

The album drops May 3rd on Superball so be sure to preorder your copy right here.  Want a little sneak peak?  Check out their teaser of ‘Down Without A Fighthere!

dredg will be touring with another great band, The Deer Hunter.  If the band is in your area, you are in for quite a treat!

Tue 5/3 Los Angeles, CA Roxy

Wed 5/4 Los Angeles, CA Roxy

Thu 5/5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

Fri 5/6 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

Sat 5/7 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades

Tue 5/10 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre

Wed 5/11 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

Fri 5/13 St. Louis, MO The Firebird

Sat 5/14 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge

Sun 5/15 Pontiac, MI The Eagle Theatre

Mon 5/16 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop

Wed 5/18 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

Thu 5/19 New York, NY Highline Ballroom

Fri 5/20 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero

Sat 5/21 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street

Mon 5/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

Wed 5/25 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

Thu 5/26 Houston, TX The Studio @ Warehouse Live

Fri 5/27 Austin, TX Emo’s

Sat 5/28 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre

Add them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dredg and keep up with them!  After you listen, please leave a comment below or E-Mail me at LilNubi@RoyalFlushMagazine.Com and let me know what you think!