Saturday, April 7, 2012
Dr. Pants - The Trip, Side 3: Watching the World End (and a freebie)
Remember at the end of my review for American Reunion how I mentioned the band, Dr. Pants? You don't remember? You didn't read it? What?!!! That's okay. I'll wait a minute. Done? Good. And! Remember that I told you you should go hear this band because at least one of them is nice people? Are nice people? Why is that giving me so much trouble? Well, it seems that there is more than one nice person in the group because they sent me a free review of their newest album. CD? E-music? You get the point. So they sent it to more people than me but I still feel powerful. Why? Because I have it and you don't. Mwahahahahahahaha!!! But that power only lasts until April 28th. Then you can get it too. But!!! You'll have to pay for it. Mwahahahahaha! Okay, I'm done.
Let me begin by saying that I LOVE LOVE LOVE music. Always have. Always will. I am not, however, one of those people who have ever been able to describe a band as this group meets this group meets this group with an undertone of this group if the lead singer joined this group with this drummer and so on. I just can't do it. You could probably get a "they remind me a lot of this group" out of me but that's the extent of my comparisons. That doesn't mean my opinion isn't valid. I like what I like and you should too. I mean...everyone is entitled to their own opinion. As long as it parallels mine. Isn't this fun?
If you asked them, they would describe their sounds as "Nerd Power Groove Rock." David Broyles, the lead singer says, "Weezer and Beck made a baby with Phish, and that baby is Dr. Pants." Well, that about sums it up. Dr. Pants consists of David Broyles, the self proclaimed "lead singer-y guy", Dustin Ragland (drums), Kenneth Murray (guitar) and Devin Donaldson (bass (the instrument, not the fish)). Met Kenneth and messaged with David. The remaining two should contact me in some form or another so I can tell the world how wonderful they are too. I'm just sayin...
I have listened to Watching the World End and I love it!!! I will, more than likely, commit some of these to memory to be added to the enormous repertoire that drops out of a hat anytime someone mentions something that reminds me of a song therefore causing me to belt it out right then and there. If you've ever met me you know what I mean. I do know that it can be annoying at times but you've got to admit it's also pretty darn impressive. I know I'm not the only one who does this because one of the higher ups where I work does the exact same thing. All the time. We have our own little copy room concerts much to the chagrin of everyone whose office borders said room.
My favorite of the songs from Watching the World End is Dog -> Hurricane. I totally believe it could happen. It's like the Butterfly Effect but with a cute puppy instead of a flying insect. And you've got to know that a dog’s tail is way more powerful than butterfly wings. I mean, you don't see butterflies going all ninja on dogs or other small creatures. Why? Because they can't. True story.
I really did like every song. I need to go check out their previous albums now. They also have a video on Youtube called Sarsaparilla Girl. The entire video was shot using an iPhone 4 at Pops in Arcadia, OK. I so heart Pops!!! If you're ever in Oklahoma this is one of the places you should go. Be warned, it's out in the middle of nowhere. But! It's also close to the round barn so you can see two cool pieces of Americana in the same trip. Coolness all around. I am kind of curious as to where she rode her bike to and from.
Omigosh this review is not going at all in the direction I had planned. Sorry for all the pit stops. As mentioned before, I like this album and if you have a sense of humor you will too. I'm not sure if that's what Dr. Pants was going for but there you go. Maybe it'll help more if I say that I really like the instrumentals also. Because I did. And you will too. Having said that, following is a link to their song Robot Spiders. Dr. Pants gave this to me to give to you! See? I told you they were nice. Mom won't like it because it says the word "spiders" repeatedly and that just weirds her out but I think the rest of you should be okay. All I'll say is that it's about a guy who builds robot spiders to kill off the human race. What's more fun and upbeat than killer robot spiders? Well...nothing! Oh! And there's a surprise ending. Even better!
So, without further ado...Robot Spiders!
I know! Good, right? I already have it running through my head. It's gonna take something major to replace it. I don't think even Weird Al can get this one out.
The other songs are just as good, if not better. I can say that, right? I mean, I did like the dog song best. The final track is a love song that made me think of Jackie Brown and Charlie's Angels and other shows like that. Boy, I hope that's what they were aiming for. If not, I have a feeling I'll never hear from Dr. Pants again. And I will miss them so.
Remember...April 28th. Dr. Pants. Watching the World End. The End.
P.S. And don't miss the following opportunities to see them live...not Memorex:
April 26 at The Brewhouse at The Norman Music Festival, OK 8:00 PM
April 28 at VZDs OKC, OK for the EP Release Party 10:00 PM