Dillweed

Dillweed

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Rock - Alternative | Iowa CIty, Iowa, United States
Total Song Plays: 10   
Member Since: 2005
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Dillweed

You probably haven't heard this band (or even of them), yet this project has been out there on the fringes, spying with meticulous notation and...

Dillweed

You probably haven't heard this band (or even of them), yet this project has been out there on the fringes, spying with meticulous notation and slipping the info back to the all-encompassing motherboard in psychedelic code. The addle-pated baby-child of one Dan Bobek (Geno, Los Paranoias, Sunformer, etc.), "Dillweed" is an inspired tour of mid-to-late-'60s trippy rock/pop that is clearly conjured up in an over-heated brain pan and kicked back with a melodic sweetness that belies its shape-shifting message(s). Bobek's hipster mix of throbbing submarine, steam-pipe tunes, ridiculously cheerful pop, treated vocals, guitar-fueled fever-dreams and multi-instrumental overlays (especially the McCartney-esque melody-chasing bass lines) swerve and careen to make this home-made stew simmer and percolate. I can't remember when a reckid so slammed me with its sheer sense of joy, melody, wonder and aggression without betraying even an iota of self-conscious, commercial aspiration. Rather than embrace them, "Dillweed" sows Beatles' seeds, then RUNS away from them (a la "How I Feel" vis a vis "Norwegian Wood", e.g.). Ultimately, peripheral mid-to-late-'60s 'Fabs' work drives this beast; like it or not, "It's All Too Much." And it's just right.

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