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
9 Sun Goes Down
10 Where I’ll End Up
11 Before It Began
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!