Sometime last year The Dazies unveiled one of the catchiest-ass songs to grace this town in “Do The Snake”, a groovy piece of guitar crunching power-pop that forced the listener to do exactly what the track demanded. Now, Mikey Holland and his merry band of rock misfits will be bringing their serpentine dance over to the West Coast for a six-date tour later this week, but not before a send-off show tonight in ZuZu and the premiere of another jam-nugget called “Little Things.”
The track is being premiered by Vanyaland this morning, and you can listen to it below via Soundcloud. “Little Things” is the first offering from The Dazies’ upcoming record Hungover And Weird.
“Sessions began in December 2014 at Chill House Studios in Charlestown,” Holland tells us. “Kurt Schneider — Dazies bass player, back-up vocalist, engineer and audio masterer — gave me the best Christmas present, studio time! We spent about 11 hours listening to demos from my phone and going right to cutting takes. It was a really liberating experience because there was no pressure and no way anyone was really going to hear them — or so I thought. I played drums for the first time to six songs I had just kicking in my head and my phone but never actually played before. We kept working on them and realized there was something captured. A real moment between two good friends and some honest and fun songs. I really like the collection because it perfectly captures some space we both occupied for a bit.”
Holland enlisted the help of CreaturoS’ Joseph Marrett and Spenser Gralla, Nicholas Ward’s The Furniture, Patrick Dole of Condor, and American Echoes’ Nina and Laura Ganci to “round out the sound and add some different colors.”
In September the band wrapped up the sessions, and while a new full-length, titled Panic All The Time, will also surface in the near future, this new Hungover And Weird EP keeps The Dazies fresh and current. “It’s been a pretty insane amount of work to attack and dedicate ourselves to but I feel we captured a spirit and it felt like it was time to share it with some folks,” says Holland.
Fire up “Little Things”, check the full run of Dazies dates below (the tour kicks off Friday in San Francisco and wraps October 1 in Seattle), and note that the band is back in town October 8 for a gig at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston alongside Pale Monsters and The Furniture.