"Rock & roll journeyman and Chicago stalwart Dashdown is at it again with a lockdown-inspired collection of lo-fi gems. Drawing on his roots in pub and punk rock, "The Dirt Tastes Good Right Here" features Punk Icon Tommy Stinson (The Replacements) on a collection of tracks steeped in cigarette-smoke harmonies and loose 4-on-the-floor grooves. Unpretentious rock & roll with the just the right amount of swagger" -
All proceeds from 'Dirt' will benefit Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples. The power-poppy "Nativize", featuring Aztec flutist René Cardoza, speaks to a Dashdown's belief that indigenous wisdom, knowledge & spirit hold the key to reversing our trajectory.
'Three from me' & 'Wish' and toured the US & Canada as
solo acoustic opener for the afore-mentioned Stinson.
'Dirt' was Mastered by Andrew Garver (Chris Cornell, Rage Against The Machine, Madonna). Dashdown's past includes critically acclaimed releases with Waiting For Henry, Boom Hank, Billhouse and Braam, recording with the likes of the afore-mentioned Stinson, Brad Wood (Liz Phair), Mitch Easter (R.E.M.), Doug McBride (Izzy Stradlin) & Darrell Thorp (Beck). Dashdown played SXSW in 2019 in support of EP's 'Three from me' and 'Wish'.
Please visit www.7GenFund.org
"It doesn't take much effort tp soak up the atmosphere in the studio; smokey, raw & unpretentious, with perhaps also some intoxicating substances nearby" RootsTime.be
"A hugely enjoyable album of raw 'n ragged, no-nonsense, meat 'n potatoes rock & roll with a refreshing dearth of pretense" JOE WAWRZNYIAK
"Hangnail" eases out of the speakers with all of the country-tinged angst of Jason And The Scorchers with choruses bigger than the Grand Canyon"
JOHN PFEIFFER TheAquarian
"Tracks like the snarling "Mama I'm Scared" display an easygoing chemistry between bandmates" ChicagoTribune
"Bh sounds like a major label hit-maker --chunky, swollen and slightly rough around the edges" TheOnion
"Folky country -- a project packed with an earthy glow" IllinoisEntertainer
"'Sister Soundcheck' features a hooky chorus and just enough electric guitar edge to keep things percolating"
DUSTY WRIGHT, CultureCatch
"Steeped with shimmering guitars, rough-hewn rock vocals and well-crafted compositions" ConcertLveWire
"Ashdown's “Wish You the Moon” is a keeper in my repeat playlist"
JOHN APICE NoDepression
"Clearly following the devil's pathway to melody, Braam strikes a deal and forges a unified front against all the mainstream acts" ChicagoSun-Times