Monday, October 19, 2009

Dangtrippers - Incantation 7" ep (1987, South East)

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.

A. Incantation
B1. Big Fear
B2. Girl Who Knew Tomorrow



lucythegypsie said...

this is some pretty solid stuff, thanks man. i live in des moines and am often in iowa city, it's nice to see a local band up here. props.

Unknown said...

Would you be kind enough to re-up this? Thanks in advance!

spavid said...

The link has been updated.

Rob-in-Brevard said...

Re-re-up request.

Many thanks, spavid.

Elevate Me Later said...

Their first two records have been recently re-issued by Zero Hour in Australia.

Tidesworthy said...

Hi, any chance of a re-up on this one? THANKS!