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Monday, March 7, 2011

CD of the Week: Listen to The Damnwells

Perseverance pays off on their new fan-funded release, No One Listens to the Band Anymore, WTMD's new CD of the Week.

Getting to this new CD has a back story worth telling.

The Damnwells poured their hearts and souls into into their latest CD only to see it sit on the shelf...and it wasn't even their own shelf.

The Damnwells were signed to Epic in 2004. Following a year of studio immersion for what eventually would become Air Stereo, the release date for the record repeatedly got pushed back until frontman Alex Dezen received the bad news they had been dropped by the label.

The setback only strengthened the resolve of Dezen and bassist Ted Hudson, who stayed together throughout those days of devastating setbacks chronicled in the cant-miss music documentary, Golden Days.

Dezen's lush vocals and sophisticated alt-pop songwriting take on a Neil Finn-like quality.

On the acoustic number, "The Great Unknown," Dezen nods to misfortune, "We are not afraid/we are underpaid/and waiting for the world to disappear."

Thankfully for us, The Damnwells have not.

Listen all week as we take you deep into the welcome return from The Damnwells!

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