Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Two characters out of Our Band Could Be Your Life have, unexpectedly, waltzed off the page and into my promo pile lately. That would be Mike Watt of the Minutemen and Kira Roessler of Black Flag, both bassists, once married and, for a long time but not continuously, engaged in the offbeat project known as Dos. Dos means "two" in Spanish, obviously, and that's what it is, two bass players, engaged in intricated, almost baroque interplay that sounds more like Sandy Bull or Peter Walker than, oh let's say, Bootsie Collins. There's a new album out on Original Records (also Watt's own Clenchedwrench label) in June, and no one seems to be doing the usual things to promote it. (Maybe if you're Watt, you don't need to distribute free mp3s or film conceptual videos for Youtube.) However, I did find some footage of Watt and Roessler performing together late last year...

The album's really good, did I mention that?


Ginadoo said...

Is the new album available yet? I heard them on NPR and loved them. Can't find their music though.
Gina O'Hara

jenniferpkelly said...

Amazon's got it.