Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Oak Island Records have announced their signing of Adelaide, Australia’s The Dunes, for the band’s upcoming 2018 debut album.
The Dunes are a head-tripping drone-fuzz-psychedelic band, who incorporate haunting guitar lines, reverb-drenched vocals, fuzzed-out bass, and 60’s inspired keys and synths into their unique sound. Their imminent record release is sure to capture the band’s true live sound; their extended jams and repetitive noise that opens the mind and expands the consciousness.
The upcoming release was recorded and engineered in Adelaide SA by Jon McNicol at Twin Earth Studios (Asteroid Belt, Hydromedusa), and produced, mixed, and mastered in Austin, TX by Brett Orrison at Spaceflight Records / The Austin Recording Service (The Black Angels, Widespread Panic, Think No Think, MIEN).
Check out The Dunes‘ new official video below for the hallucinatory rock song “(Just Because You’re Not Being Followed Doesn’t Mean You’re Not) Paranoid“. It is set for an AUS release on garage rock label Off The Hip and a US / UK release on Oak Island Records.
The Dunes commented on these recent events, saying:
“The Dunes are very excited to be working with Oak Island Records for our first full length album. We have tried to capture our sound as best as possible on this record, working closely with Jon McNicol at Twin Earth to record to tape and then bounce the tracks over to Brett Orrison in Austin, TX where he has done an amazing mix – its a dream to work with people who understand our musical vision. We have wanted to get our music out into the wide world – and thanks to Oak Island this is now possible. Long live the fuzz. Long live the drone.”
Visit The Dunes on Bandcamp to check out several of their varied recordings [here].
Stacie Reeves (vocals/ percussion)
Matt Reiner (guitar)
Adam Vanderwerf (bass)
Jess Honeychurch (keys)
Brett Walter (synth)
Clair O’Boyle (drums)