Dr. Pants | The Cusack-Loggins - EP

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The Cusack-Loggins - EP

by Dr. Pants

Nerd Power Groove Rock. Weezer and Beck joined with Phish, and what was birthed is Dr. Pants.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. It All Depends
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2. Bootyfest
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3. Cusack Prelude
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4. If I Were John Cusack
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5. Kenny Loggins
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6. Sweet Natasha
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
John Cusack and Kenny Loggins together at last
on an EP…

November 1st marks the first EP release inspired by the likes of John Cusack and Kenny Loggins. The Cusack-Loggins EP by Dr. Pants promises to be one of the most entertaining and questionably inspired EP releases of 2008.

Produced by band members David Broyles and Dustin Ragland, the EP is a fiery mix of all the elements that make Dr. Pants a blast to see live; power poppy, Weezer-esque guitar rock, funky, jammy suite-like compositions that would make Phish jealous, and the quirky sense of humor that recalls the best work of Ween and They Might Be Giants.

Broyles says of the new EP: “It’s a lot more representative of our current live show than the previous record (2006’s “Gardening In a Tornado”). We hope that it will make our fans feel like they’ve been rocked to the core.” The EP contains six tracks, including current live favorites “It All Depends”, “Bootyfest”, “If I Were John Cusack”, and “Kenny Loggins”.

John Cusack once said, “Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable or am I miserable because I listen to pop music?” Music lovers will be the very first to know.

Dr. Pants is led by guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter David Broyles. The band also includes members Kenneth Murray on guitar, bassist Aaron Vasquez and drummer Dustin Ragland of Oklahoma City. Their songs “Shine Through Me”, “Doppelganger Rock”, and “Donuts” have been heard on MTV’s “Next” and “Sex…with Mom and Dad”, and their previous releases include “Gardening in a Tornado” (2006) and “Feezle Day” (2000).


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For more information about the EP, or to interview Dr. Pants contact David Broyles at doctorpants@doctorpants.com


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simon keenan

The Cusack-Loggins - EP
I am a huge freakin Cusack fan and when i found the "If i was John Cusack" on Blipfm i was like WOWWW, I found drpants on twitter @drpants and asked if they were THE drpants and i got this reply, drpants We ARE in fact that Dr. Pants. Thanks for the props. Tell all your friends, buy it on iTunes.....I kept there reply, i saw a live gig they did via webcast i had to buy a few albums, the music is amazing the sound rocks, If any band needs to break into the big time it is this band, Dave and the boys deserve to rock every living room, I played Kenny Loggins via twitter a few times and i started getting DM'S from people calling me names one told me she got in trouble with her manager as she kept singing Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins around the office, every DM said they loved drpants, there music is contagious.......try it!

Michael Canter

Chasing Tail With Dr. Pants
The world of facetious wit has always numbered musicians among its residents, and one band has gentrified the neighborhood with its latest release. Combining superb pop craftsmanship with a hyperactive sense of caprice, Dr. Pants new release The Cusack-Loggins EP is a trajectory of surreal ideas and a catchy cataract of fun. If you have seen anything by John Cusack or heard anything by Kenny Loggins you will catch the subtle innuendo to culture and identity that is immersed with dulcet intelligence and a clever phrase or two.

Produced by band members David Broyles and Dustin Ragland, the six-song EP is a fiery mix of all the elements that make Dr. Pants a blast to see live; power poppy, Weezer-esque guitar rock, funky, jammy suite-like compositions that would make Phish jealous, and the quirky sense of humor that recalls the best work of Ween and They Might Be Giants.

Careful not to burden the listener with stuffy instrumentation or ponderous lyrics, this release is, simply stated, a stone groove. The best example may be the song "Bootyfest", a funky bass-infused jam that interpolates eclectic whimsy without taking itself seriously. Following the rocking fan-favorite "It All Depends", which kicks off the album with a wisp of subtle seriousness, "Bootyfest" launches beyond its suggestive title to carve a realistic life mask from the conceptual clay of : "You gotta spend some to get some." It is indeed an inspiring ode to the fine art of simply finding a platonic yet sexual relationship, or for lack of better nomenclature - chasing tail.

The memorable "Cusack Prelude > If I Were John Cusack" duo couches its elation in lyrics like "If I were John Cusack I would make High Fidelity 2 and I'd make it totally awesome - it would be the greatest movie ever made", and it's chorus "Lane Meyer and Lloyd Dobler, Martin Blank and Rob Gordon" which is a kaleidoscope of some of Cusack's most loved movie characters and feels amazingly like a song Jack Black would improvise on the set of "High Fidelity". Maybe these guys collaborated with Black through www.SonicJive.com!

Note To The Band: I'd close every show with "If I Were John Cusack" and let the crowd continue the refrain in a crescendo of a Capella love as the band leaves the stage to a sea of Bic lighters and encore extravagance.

Note To The Band, II: (From the "I never saw THAT coming" constituency) Surprisingly stunning guitar about 40-seconds into "Kenny Loggins", surprising only because it is completely unexpected and so damn good.

"Cusack-Loggins" is a convivial and wry lesson in perceptions and particularity. Its unpretentious and well-crafted, artsy grooves work because they avoid the bombastic approach that worked against some of the latter works by They Might Be Giants or some of the forced efforts of The Barenaked Ladies or The Conchords, songs that actually try too hard to be a little too artsy.

Which begs the question: is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins, is it better to burn out or fade away?

Likely, the performances of these songs in a live setting is far better. But even with the limitations of studio reproduction, the songs are quite good. As I said, "Bootyfest" is such an amazing song that were it released by a successfully mainstream artist (like Beck for example), it would probably be an instant hit. Grab the CD for eight bucks and if you still need convincing, you can download "Bootyfest" on SonicJive for free this Friday.