Dressy Bessy, potty mouth, Colleen Green
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
“Sweet-and-tart power poppers…” Stereogum
“…pioneers of the fuzzy, buzzy lo-fi rock…” Cleveland.com
Denver-based indie rock band Dressy Bessy—Tammy Ealom, John McDowell Hill and Craig Gilbert—who create “teeth-eroding pop” (SPIN) are set to release Fast Faster Disaster on June 14. Their seventh studio album, and second for Yep Roc Records, comes as the band celebrates their 20th anniversary as “pioneers of the fuzzy, buzzy lo-fi rock” (Cleveland.com). Westword premieres the official video for “Stay True,” the album’s first single today.
In support of the album, the band kicks off a seven-date run supporting Filthy Friends beginning May 17, at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA. Two Denver release shows are planned June 14-15 at the legendary Lion’s Lair with Potty Mouth, followed by shows where Colleen Green will join the tour. Spring and Summer dates are below and more will be announced soon.
Produced and engineered by Ealom and Hill and recorded at their home studio, the 12-track set features engaging new tunes like “It's Not That Hard,” “Fearless,” “Cheer Up Tear Drop” and “Stay True” that reflect on universal emotional foibles with the same pointed insight that Ealom has brought to her lyrics since the band’s early days as iconoclastic indie pop darlings.
“Tiny Lil' Robots” and “Sweet Medicine” were inspired by Tammy’s relationship with her daughter, while “Mon Cheri” was sparked by the emotions that accompanied the sudden death of Dressy Bessy's original bass player Rob Greene in January 2018. Also on the new collection, the bittersweet “The Real McCoy” pays heartfelt tribute to longtime friend and label mate (The Minus Five/Young Fresh Fellows leader) Scott McCaughey, who had suffered a stroke at the time the song was written.
“I think this is our best album yet,” Tammy assesses. “There's an undeniable sense of honesty and freedom to it, lyrically and sonically, and it came with a humbling ease. We pay close attention to current events, including politics, and have been profoundly impacted by the recent climate. There's nothing like the threat of losing your basic freedoms and realizing the fragility of democracy to open up your eyes and pull you out of your personal bubble. More than ever, we’ve come to appreciate the importance of family, friends and community.”
Dressy Bessy have released six studio albums –Pink Hearts Yellow Moons (1999), SoundGoRound (2002), Dressy Bessy (2003), Electrified (2005), Holler and Stomp (2008) and KINGSIZED (2016)—Additionally, California EP (2000), Little Music (Singles Compilation, 2003), various compilations and singles.
Potty Mouth is 3 ladies who love to rock! They started playing music together in 2011 because they were bored of watching dudes have all the fun. One of them loves donuts and makes a lot of silly faces. Another is obsessed with cats and hops around on stage. The third doesn’t say much at first but when she does, you know she means it. Their sound is heavily influenced by 90s rock and early 2000s movies like "Josie and the Pussycats." Do not invite them to your party unless you’re ready for spontaneous karaoke.
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