MP3 Sons of Great Dane - Why Ramble?
Lyrically driven songs that are tightly arranged with influences in Americana and alt country, yet are not shy about their affinity for pop.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (40:13) !
Related styles: ROCK: College Rock, ROCK: Americana
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Sons of Great Dane started while singer/ songwriter, Brent Windler, was preparing to go on tour with Scratchtrack. Over conversations with bass player, Nolle Bond, spanning over several nights the idea of the band took shape. Two years later Sons of Great Dane has released their first full length record, "Why Ramble?".
Brent started putting sketches of these songs together years earlier while living with drummer Nathan "Jr." Richardson (The Casket Lottery, Appleseed Cast, Coalesce) in midtown Kansas City, MO. Brent was playing lead guitar for Trelese at the time when he was asked to fill out songs during The Casket Lottery''s west coast tour with Limbeck. Over that tour and stints with local whiskey soaked, alt country band, John Nash, he leaned away from lead guitar, and began to focus more on song structure and lyrical content.
Through mutual friends Brent ran into Nolle Bond, who had recently relocated to Kansas City, and was almost a year removed from playing in college reggae/ funk band, Dipt. Looking for a new project, the two soon began discussing the formation of an alt country band.
After a long summer of seemingly endless practice in an empty, windowless warehouse space, Brent approached long time friend Nathan "Jr." Richardson about playing drums in this new project. Nathan agreed, having recently left Appleseed Cast, and during the following months, Sons of Great Dane emerged.
The songs took different twists and turns and ended spanning an assortment of genres. "Why Ramble?" and indeed the band in general, found themselves falling more into their rock, americana, folk, singer- songwriter, and pop influences. They departed to The Studio in Springfield, MO to record the album with engineer/ producer Lou Whitney, whose past credits include work on Wilco''s seminal album "Being There."
Over one week of late nights spent leaning over Lou''s analog console and sleeping in the same run-down roadside inn that local rockabilly legend, Ronnie Self, died in, Sons of Great Dane were able to record and mix the whole of "Why Ramble?" What came of it was ten tracks that range from rock to pop, and from country to indie.