Introducing: The Dames
Back in 1996 Duluth heavy rock band The Dames started on a path that years later would result in one of the most entertaining band bios ever. The blunt missive includes the bands highest highs (some well received albums on Angry Seed Records, sharing the stage with bands such as the Melvins, Mastodon, and D4) as well as the lows (heavy crack use contributing to the band’s 2005 demise). It also features a murderers row of bona fides from famous fans including Todd Trainer (Shellac), Alan Sparhawk (Low, RGC, BES), and Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland).
Now, nearly 15 years later the band is back to rescue us all from the mediocrity of modern music. They have teamed up with local legendary label Learning Curve Records (The Blind Shake, Hold Steady, Hammerhead) to release a record of previously unavailable rarities, newly-mixed singles, and compilation tracks. The record is fittingly called Detritus and its a window into one of the state’s most talented bands playing at their peak.
Stream the album below and/or pick it up from Learning Curve (surely in several of our local record stores by now). The official release show will take place on 8/17 in Duluth’s Pizza Luce (info/tix).