When I saw Dots Will Echo listed on the track lineup for the excellent Winter Hours tribute double CD, A Few Uneven Rhymes, the name instantly ushered me back to the band's 1991 self-titled disk. The Dot's label, High Street Records, from what I remember, was the "rock" arm of the folk/new age/classical music colossus Windham Hill. I'm not sure if DWE has been active this whole time or not, but my knowledge of them begins and starts with this album, filled with lean, clean guitar pop that'll be a shoo-in for listeners of Owsley and the Rembrandts. Not unlike those '80s one-hit-wonders I was crazy about for the moment, Living In a Box, Dots Will Echo include a self-titled song on their self-titled album, and wouldn't you know, it''s the snappiest nugget on here. The hooky "Science Fiction" comes in as a solid runner-up.
Update 11/27/10: The band has kindly requested that I no longer host this album. You can stream tracks from it on their YouTube page.
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