Dana Janssen left Brooklyn in 2010 for the allure of an unknown life on the West Coast. Also a key member of the experimental art rock band Akron/Family, he moved to Portland, OR and shortly thereafter began his new indie-pop project, Dana Buoy. Inspired by his new surroundings and a new romantic interest, it wasn't long before he wrote and released his full-length debutSummer Bodies in 2012. Conceptually based around the excitement and mystique of finding someone to fall for, Summer Bodies is upbeat and care-free, as has become so characteristic of Dana Buoy's music. Now with 2014s'Preacher, a five-song EP, Dana's youth and attitude are still front and center but with a new depth as a result of growing up and moving on. Written and performed entirely by Dana Buoy himself, and co-produced by Dana and Abe Seiferth, this EP's cathartic pop is more polished than ever. From the head-bob inducing "It's Alright," to the warm and fuzzy synths that weave together the title track, Preacher is infectious and real, and ready for every moment to feel good.
'Preacher' EP Tracklisting
2. Isla Mujeres
3. It's Alright
4. Let's Start A War
8/5 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry #
8/6 Chicago, IL - Schubas #
8/8 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade ^
8/9 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right +
8/12 Washington DC - DC9
8/13 Durham, NC - The Pinhook ~
8/14 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight * SOLD OUT
8/15 Atlanta, GA - The Earl * SOLD OUT
8/16 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa *
8/17 Austin, TX - Emos *
8/19 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *
8/20 San Diego, CA - Casbah * SOLD OUT
8/21 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour * SOLD OUT
8/22 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour * SOLD OUT
8/23 San Francisco, CA - The Independent * SOLD OUT
8/25 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
8/26 Seattle, WA - Neumos * SOLD OUT
8/27 Boise, ID - Neurolux *
8/29 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
8/30 Denver, CO - Hi Dive * SOLD OUT
# with Aero Flynn
^ with The Rosebuds
+ with Janka Nabay
~ with The Human Eyes
* with Sylvan Esso
The band performed the album in full at Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival this summer.
The band's first and only album has been re-mixed and re-mastered.
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