The Dandy Warhols Distortland on 180g LP + Download
Distortland is the tenth album from The Dandy Warhols, their first since 2012's The Machine and first for Dine Alone Records. Lead single "You Are Killing Me" has been described by Stereogum as "a hooky, efficient chugger that reminds me, weirdly enough, of the Cars, while it still has that old pretty sense of stoner drift to it." The AV Club also chimed in saying "Everything about the new tune, from the instrumentation to the lyrics, comes off as effortless, but the simplistic hook is memorable enough that heads will surely nod."
Known as America's best Britpop band, The Dandy's were formed in Portland, OR, and consist of members Courtney Taylor (vocals, guitar), Zia McCabe (keyboards), Peter Holmstrom (guitar), and Brent DeBoer (drums). Distortland was first recorded in Taylor's basement on an '80s cassette recorder with the band putting the finishing touches in a studio. Jim Lowe - best known for his work with Taylor Swift and Beyonce - mixed the album. Courtney notes that the end result is an album that is "organized like a pop record but still has the sonic garbage still in there."