Formed in the Midwestern haze of Dayton, Ohio, Dishwater Psychics is a home recording project of schizophrenic proportions.
Reflections of folk, and indie rock coat their understated jangle, which ranges from melodic, acoustic pop to hard edged distorted noise. Guided by Voices, Sebadoh, Pink Floyd, Flaming Lips, Pinback, you name it.
The band released several albums from 1999 to 2001, but took a hiatus to work on other projects. In 2006 they returned with "If I Ever Disintegrate," an album written and recorded by principals John and Chris over a couple weekends. Weirdly, it's their best yet.
Employing a drum machine and lots of distortion, it returned to the roots of 2000's "Blueprint of a God" by busting out a dozen chunky nuggets in the members' spare time. The band recently released the follow-up, "Dry Night Riverbed," which features the return of original member Dan Miller in addition to John and Chris Jones.
Significantly, the band has existed without ever having played live, or performed in the same room. All their songs were recorded at home, for geographic reasons. Each member layers his parts to an existing track and sends it along to the next.