April 22, 2013

don’t overthink it now, it’s just gonna exhaust me

dash hammerstein

How can Dash Hammerstein be a real name? Or better yet, since I think it is, how could he do anything but make humble retro-inspired pop songs of mooning and harmony, with a moniker like that?

Dash Hammerstein wrote to me that he is a twenty-four year old carpenter from Brooklyn, and also that “I make these little surfy country tunes whenever I get a chance.” The two technicolor tunes I heard on Bandcamp were just exactly the sort of immediately-hummable reminiscence that I needed this week – all Buddy Holly and tears on my pillow, with handclaps. I want to do a hot summer house party with this guy and You Won’t.

You and Your Boys – Dash Hammerstein

In addition to that new free EP charmer, Dash has a full free album called Bito Cabrito. So good. Come swoon with me.

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  • Great Find! Although I guess HE Found YOU!
    Either way, thx for the tunes…
    I’m really diggin’ them.

    Kevin — April 23, 2013 @ 10:07 am

  • Very Dirty Projectors-y vocals. Nice.

    Gus — April 23, 2013 @ 10:15 am

  • refreshing

    gomeryjones — April 23, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

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