Dredg New Album - “I Don’t Know” - First Single

Posted on April 25, 2009 |

The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
June 9, 2009
Ohlone Recordings


1. Pariah
2. Drunk Slide
3. Ireland
4. Stamp Of Origin: Pessimistic
5. Lightswitch
6. Gathering Pebbles
7. Information
8. Stamp Of Origin: Ocean Meets Bay
9. Saviour
10. R U O K ?
11. I Don’t Know
12. Mourning This Morning
13. Stamp Of Origin: Take A Look Around
14. Long Days And Vague Clues
15. Cartoon Showroom
17. Down To The Cellar
18. Stamp Of Origin: Horizon

Official Website

Their last album, “Catch Without Arms” was my pick for album of the year
back in 2005.

I’m glad to say they’re back, no longer on a major label (Interscope),
now running their own shop trough Ohlone Recordings. A new album
2 years in the making will finally see the light of day June 9th.

From the press release:

Produced by Matt Radosevich, Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion marks
the Bay Area band’s fourth full-length studio album. Though driven by
rhythms and guitars, The Pariah is far from a typical rock album.

Inspired in part by Salman Rushdie’s essay “Imagine There’s No Heaven:
A Letter to the 6 Billionth Citizen,” Dredg capture the madness of the
modern world, particularly its battles over religion and science, within
a musical missive to the future. Fittingly, The Pariah is packaged and
constructed like a letter, its songs and instrumental interludes
connected by eerie, evocative Wurlitzer piano-and-voice segments.
Diverse and textured, these intentional imperfections allow some of
Dredg’s mellowest recorded moments to mingle with some of their harshest.

Dredg and concept albums are like Captain without it’s Tenille or a fat kid
living in a world without cupcakes, you ain’t gonna see it happening.

Not too many bands go the way of the concept album which could be considered
risky in this digital age where singles are more valued.

Not Dredg tough. They have the artistic chops and integrity to pull it
off and they happen to write killer singles so they’ll be surviving just fine.

As for “I Don’t Know”, It certainly doesn’t have the immediate punch as
“Bug Eyes” the first single off the last album with it’s echo-y slide guitar
and singer’s Gavin Hayes soaring vocals on at full blast but it’s definitely
a grower.

I see it more as a safe, commercial choice for radio play. If it helps
people discovering this amazing band, than more power to it.

They’re currently on a HUGE tour of the US of A, spreading the Dredg
gospel. Florida being their next stop and will conclude in Los Angeles
@ the Troubadour May 23rd.

Sadly (and I say that alot when it comes to my favorite bands), no
Canadian dates on this current tour. Hopefully, that will be rectified
in the coming months.

you can pre-order the album now at Amazon.

It will be available on vinyl and a limited edition version with different
artwork and packaging will be offered aswell. Speaking of the artwork,
it was created by Division Day’s Lead singer Rohner Segnitz.

Tickets for the current North American tour can be purchased here.

( MP3 ) Dredg - “I Don’t Know”

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One Response to “Dredg New Album - “I Don’t Know” - First Single”

  1. Kyle
    April 26th, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

    nice preview. A couple more tracks have surfaced online, so us big fans of dredg shouldn’t be waiting too much longer to finally hear the whole shebang. Also they said their current tour will extend into the Summer, as Drew told some of us at the Minneapolis show a few weeks ago. They should be back again in July. Hopefully that leg of the tour will have them finding their way up North to visit you guys too.

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