Monday, February 26, 2007

Dandi Wind

DANDI WIND is a duo; Dandi Wind (vocals/performance) and Szam Findlay (music). This is the debut CD EP (with a bonus video). Performance art industrial is tempered with humour and intelligence much like the classic days of Devo, Jello Biafra and others.

The wild live shows have set the buzz; #3 on the CITR chart; on-air interview with Nardwuar The Human Serviette; #104 on the Earshot National College chart; a Nov-Dec tour with Nanobot Auxiliary Ballet; Exclaim Dec/Jan 2005 issue write up; and more!

Szam Findlay's previous solo cd, Die Hautfabrik, was released by Resonant Recordings UK, who put out Acid Mother's Temple and Esmerine (godspeed you black emperor side project). The cd received favourable press from BBC, The Wire, Stylus. All Music Guide and Tigersushi.

On the Dandi Wind cd, the rhythms on "Umbilical Noose" and "Drawing Straws" were contributed by Planet Mu Records dance superstar Bit Meddler (of "shitmix 2000" infamy).

Full-length CD/DVD later this year; "Concrete Igloo".

We started the Dandi Wind project in late 2003 as a way to meld our love of theatre/performance with challenging but not inaccessible music. Our songs are about honest incidents that surround us. Since we live in the downtown eastside of Vancouver (the most depressed slum in Canada; the most junkies per capita in North America) our songs are sometimes grim... Currently I live next to the train tracks and the rendering plant where they turn dead pets into glue while pumping cancerous smoke and industrial noise into my mind all day.
I love to perform and make people FEEL something. If I can walk offstage unaided then I've not delivered a true Dandi Wind performance.
- Dandi Wind

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