Friday, February 9, 2024

UK psych-punk DEZ DARE shares new video from upcoming album on God Unknown Records

“Noisy, chaotic, and fragmented—a hybrid of garage rock, indie, and psychedelia that feels like the product of 30-plus years of indie music history. In reality, though, Darren Smallman’s songs are more inspired by his experiences as a person living on the autism spectrum.” — Bandcamp Daily

"This balance - between big and small, between composure and fury - is what makes the record so engaging, Smallman's gaze of disdain flitting from universal issue to idiosyncratic bugbear without pause." -- The WIRE Magazine

“Blends squalid punk sounds with aspects of brown acid psychedelia, building into something uniquely wild and colorful.” -- CLASH Magazine

“It’s a wild mix of classic garage rock, psychedelic elements (Hawkwind says hello), typical punk riffs of the late 1970s, noise rock à la Sonic Youth or Fugazi, repetitive, shamanic recitations. 34 captivating minutes over thirteen songs from one cast.” Amplified [8/10]

UK psych-punk Dez Dare shares a new single and video today from his forthcoming album A Billion Goats. A Billion Sparks. Fin. Watch & share "10,000 Monkeys + An Argument with Time" via Austin Town Hall HERE and via YouTube HERE & hear on all DSPs HERE

Austin Town Hall calls it a, "more pensive piece, culling some heavy riffs into this almost spasming bit of electronic pop music."

Dez Dare kicks off UK tour dates in April, with more to follow in the EU and Australia. Please see current dates below. 

A Billion Goats. A Billion Sparks. Fin. features 11 songs that delve further into the void than previous records, leaving the sardonic frustration behind for sarcastic existentialism, zeroing in on the big philosophical questions, and the pedantic shards of nonsense that make up our existence.

This track is a fuzzed up, bass and synth driven, stomper that tackles the biggest question of all… as the wires fray from the burden of existence + the last sparks shimmer in your consciousness, the void has one simple question… “What tunes do you want playing on the way out?”

The Stooges ‘Real Cool Time’? 

The Triffids ‘A Trick of the Light’?

Judy & the Jerks ‘Good Time’?

Nicki Minaj ‘Red Ruby Da Sleeze’?

Whatever your taste, the small things matter. Make it a strong choice!

The self-produced Australian has spent over 3 decades producing music, releasing and touring bands, and doing live sound for z-grade metal bands. Growing up in the coastal town of Geelong (Djilang) in Australia, he was introduced to the DIY punk and rock scene at 15 and this community and the ideas rooted in the underground music scene have guided his output and ethics throughout his career.

This year Dez will be joining forces with label titans God Unknown (Cassels / Duke Garwood / James Johnston + Steve Gullick / KLÄMP / Oneida / Laura Loriga / Monster Magnet / Wellwater Conspiracy [Soundgarden + Monster Magnet]) and will be producing a deluxe version of the album on blob color vinyl and includes a comic book illustrated by Mike Keane. In true nerd fashion the comic also features Top 10s by Dez, Jason Stoll (God Unknown), Matthew Barnhart (Chicago Mastering Service), Mike Keane, and the album illustrator MALMALL.

A Billion Goats. A Billion Sparks. Fin. will be released on LP, CD and download on March 1st via God Unknown Records.


04/12 Coventry, UK - The Tin Music & Arts

04/13 Birmingham, UK - Dark Horse

04/19 Falmouth, UK - Fish Factory Art Space

04/20 Plymouth, UK - Underground

04/25 Portsmouth, UK - The Loft at The Kings

April & May (EU), June & July (AU)

Artist: Dez Dare

Album: A Billion Goats. A Billion Sparks. Fin.

Record Label: God Unknown Records

Release Date: March 1st, 2024

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