The Dangtrippers were an excellent troupe of jangle merchants who called Iowa City home during their mid-80s to early '90s run. Hovering to the left of the dial, the quartet were responsible for a pair of solid long-players, 1989's Days Between Stations, and Transparent Blue Illusion shortly thereafter, the latter of which you can grab from Power Pop Criminals. This thoroughly winsome three-songer predates Days Between Stations by a little bit, and was a beacon for some wonderful offerings to come. There are trace elements of Richenbacher-esque pysche pop sparkling throughout "Girl Who Knew Tomorrow," but the Dangtrippers overarching technique was more in league with the Miracle Legion, early Connells, and Dreams So Real. You can read Trouser Press' obligatory take on the band here.
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