Goodbye Dominion is the defining Burning Dirty Band album. Smartly arranged, blues-tinged indie rock is dappled with psychedelic shimmers, raw lo-fi soul, and simmering, spacious anthemic power. Fans of Spoon, Wilco, David Bowie, The Band, and The Beatles will find plenty to like.
Longtime collaborator Steve West (Pavement; Silver Jews; Marble Valley) again lends his talents behind the boards as the BDB explores a newfound minimal efficiency and darker moods than on previous efforts. Sparse, cascading piano countermelodies from Jereme Steele weave around Ben Whitlock's swaggering bass rumble. Cory Garman's guitars alternately shimmer, crunch, and squall accompanied by the subtle propulsion of Ryan Steele's focused drumming. It's an album built from the ground up- methodically assembled and superbly textured.
This is music of loss, recovery, doubt, daydreams, hard realities, and the uneasy compromises of living in a cluttered world. Say hello to Goodbye Dominion. Say hello to the next chapter of the Burning Dirty Band.