Finally Dosh; New Dillinger Four Record

Paul Sand

Martin Dosh is finally ready for you to hear his music. After two years of off-and-on recording, Dosh releases Dosh this weekend, an expansive 12-song collection of percussion-heavy tunes mixed with lush organ, turntable scratchings, and sleepy guitar work. What took so long?

“I just wasn’t ready to do it,” Dosh said. “I just wasn’t ready to put something out my name on.”

Dosh also busies himself with his duties in Lateduster and FOG, and teaching percussion to kids at Lake County School in south Minneapolis, the Montessori school he attended as a kid. The Original Five + Four, one of the percussion groups from school performs the hidden track on Dosh.

The album’s artwork, over 60 on-the-spot headshots of people taken by Dosh including FOG bandmate Andrew Broder, Kid Dakota frontman Darren Jackson (both make guest appearances), and an assortment of friends, is the perfect visual companion for the music. With such a varied range of feelings and so many different sounds on Dosh it would almost be criminal to only include one photo.

“The songs are named after situations or people who make me feel a certain way. So when I hear that song it reminds me of that person,” he said. “The pictures are just an extention of that–everybody in [the album art] is someone who is important to me in some way.”

Dosh will celebrate the release of his album with two shows including a 21+ show Saturday June 1st at 7th Street Entry with FOG and Happy Apple lending a hand for different sets. Doors open at 8 pm, cover is $6. Sunday June 2nd, Dosh will be joined for part of his set at the Dinkytowner Café by some of his percussion students as part of the weekly all-ages In the Garage series. Andrew Broder headlines. Doors open at 6 pm, cover is $5.

In other news … San Francisco-based Fat Wreck Chords will release the new album by local punk heroes Dillinger Four on June 4th. Situationist Comedy features the same grinding guitars and memorable melodies that you’ve come to expect from D4. With songs titles like “SELLTHEHOUSESELLTHECARSELLTHEKIDSFINDSOMEONEELSEFORGETITI’MNEVERCOMINGBACKFORGETIT” and “New Punk Fashions for the Spring Formal“, it’s good to see the guys haven’t lost their sense of humor. D4 will celebrate the release of situationist comedy with two shows at the Entry. An all-ages show Sunday June 2nd with doors at 5 pm, a 21+ show Monday June 3rd with doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for both shows.



Paul Sand is the Lens music editor. Please send.comcomments and correspondence to [email protected]