Alabama vets, The Dexateens were to kind enough to stop by our studio earlier this summer. My appreciation for this band has grown over the years and the turning point was when they worked with Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) on Hardwire Healing. Patterson is one of the icons of the alt-country genre and his influence is ever present in the music of The Dexateens.
Their latest effort, Singlewide, has enjoyed steady play in my rotation this summer. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating – it is the perfect evening album for the summer. It’s easy-going vibe is the perfect transition as day turns into night and the kids head off to bed.
The boys laid down four live tracks during their visit to Chicago. “Granddaddy’s Mouth is a tune that didn’t really stand out‚ during my countless album spins, but it was the one that knocked my socks off.‚ It has a nice mid-70s Stone vibe, back when they weren’t trying too hard to be the Stones. Thanks for listening enjoy the downloads.
Video: The Dexateens – Grandaddy’s Mouth