The Dexateens are:
- Elliott McPherson vox and guits
- John Smith vox and guits
- Matt Patton bass
- Nikolaus Mimikakis guits
- Brian Gosdin drums
- Craig 'Sweet Dog' Pickering drums
- Lost and Found
- Out On Your Own
- Enough of Nothing
- Altar Blues
- Slender Thread
- You're Gonna Love Me
- Sweet Little Loser
When I first met this band they wanted to record a record ... trouble was, I had already recorded that record with the Quadrajets. Don’t get me wrong, they did an amazing version of the Quadrajets, but though they were having a blast, they weren't being completely true to themselves and I think deep down, they knew it.
Cardboard Hearts was the first tune that showed something else was going on deeper here. It sounded sort of like what the Meat Puppets might have sounded like if they had come from the south and not the southwest. But the Dexateens were worried that the "cool" folks may not like the Dexateens liberation from other folks definitions of what is and what isn't.They hadn't realized yet that being yourself IS and will always be COOL. I guess I just happened to be the one to come along at the right time to plant the seed . Country+punk+early 70s rock , well If YOU like it, who cares what anybody else thinks! When all is said and done, you will either look back and smile in the clarity of it all or be pushed down by the weight of all the excuses. And who made the rules anyway, when it comes to self expression ... there are no rules... Yes, YOU CAN COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES, PERIOD!
Here's the deal ... you can hear their newest recording right now for free. I could sit here and write you my definition of what they sound like. Give you a little sign post to help find your way more clearly, but why!? You can download the music FOR FREE and come up with your own definition.If it ends up being something that you are not that into, well then pass it on to a friend. Here’s a label for you .... Don't Be A Dumbass!
Austin, TX Feb 2008
Produced by The Dexateens
Recorded with Shane Lollar at Old Capitol Recording in Tuscaloosa, AL
Songs 1,3,4,8,9 recorded by Lynn Bridges and Shane Lollar
Songs 2,5,7 recorded by Shane Lollar
Song 6 recorded by Mark Nevers
Band Photo by Adam Smith