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dewey defeats truman

Silver Girl Records (SG-034)
B-Sides, Rarities and Out-Takes
8-song Compact Disc

While performing in San Diego recently with his troupe, Sebadoh, Lou Barlow commented publicly on dewey defeats truman’s (always in lower case letters) debut album "b-sides, rarities and out-takes." Covering a deweyrawk song such as "Magnet’s Coil" (hidden song at the end of "Blue Ruin"), Sebadoh turned the tables and appreciatively nodded in the direction of the band members who slyly placed their fondness for a Lou Barlow-penned song on their debut album. Readying their fragile egos for the critical praise, dewey defeats truman offer to you, the fruits of their labor.

In preparation for a national tour and their debut album’s release (yes, the title "b-sides, rarities and out-takes" questions the need for such things), dewey have yet to stop the cycle of productivity which led to where we stand today. Readying hand-screened t-shirts, and posters for the audiences in cities that have yet to hear of their former outfits (Red Dye No.5 and Luper), these three men are poised to explain the deweyrawk phenomenon to as eager an audience that will attentively listen.

Making a comeback of sorts to Silver Girl, James and Scott (as drummer and bassist of Red Dye No.5 who released a 7" on the label years ago) return to the kicked-back vibe of San Diego’s uniquely diverse bedroom label. Mark (guitar and vocals) comes to us from a band, Luper, that had previously recorded super-pop demos (also sent to SGR HQ at random points in time) but broke-apart like shards of glass too soon to "ink" a deal.
Having warmed-the-room for bands as diverse as Jesus Lizard, Archers of Loaf, and Kelley Deal, it has been an uphill battle being associated with, or disassociating themselves from the rest of San Diego rock culture. Armed with record collections favoring Superchunk, Sebadoh, and Archers of Loaf, the trio venture out into the unknown as guitar pop is poised to make a significant comeback into the "indie-rock" domain.

Strumming with urgency, and lacking in pretension, deweyrawk has become a flag these three men wave with pride. Honesty in lyrical approach, dramatic rhythms, as well as heavily-melodic guitar lines are the tools dewey defeats truman use at their disposal -- it is the context the listener places the music within, that will determine the future of these fine young men.

Mark MacBride - guitar & vocals
James Reader - bass & vocals
Scott Frazier - drums

Discography
2001 B-Sides, Rarities and Out-Takes CD (Silver Girl)
2002 Road to Nowhwere Maps CD (Has Anyone Ever Told You)

dewey defeats truman