Monday, June 29, 2009

Message from the Dandys:

You know, July14th is Bastille Day. All I know about Bastille Day is: I live above a creperie, and on Bastille Day that place is bonkers busy with sexy people eating crepes on the sidewalk. So I like to think Bastille Day is about hot girls and guys eating crepes with one hand and smoking a cigarette with the other hand while drinking sooo much wine with the third hand.

So with that in mind I think it’s fitting that we have selected The Dandy Warhols Are Sound for release on July 14th, 2009.

We have been whispering to you about The Dandy Warhols Are Sound for quite some time. Long story short, or if you just got to our party, late 2001 and into 2002 we recorded an album’s worth of tracks here in Portland and took those tracks to New York’s Electric Lady Studios to mix with famed mixing engineer Russell Elavedo, and the result of those mixing sessions was The Dandy Warhols Are Sound. We absolutely loved this record. However, Capitol, our label a the time, did not. They opted out of using our preferred mixes and remixed the record on their own to create Welcome To The Monkey House, a great album that we, and most of you, also love.

Meanwhile, The Dandy Warhols Are Sound just sat there. Oh, it got played. It was a staple at Odditorium parties from the start. But there are just so many people who are at any given Odditorium party. We had always intended to release this unheard gem on our own, but life and other records and tours and babies and crepes and red wine got in the way. Now finally, after almost seven years, on July 14, 2009 The Dandy Warhols will be proud to present to you The Dandy Warhols Are Sound.

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