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22Feb/110

Random Youtube: The Damnwells – The Great Unknown

ATV favorites The Damnwells unleashed a nice taste of their upcoming album today with the release of the video for "The Great Unknown." It's a happy coincidence as this exact song was my favorite of the demos that I had the chance to hear thanks to being a PledgeMusic supporter towards the funding for the album.  It's one of the best tracks I've heard to date from Alex Dezen's songbook. Absolutely stunning.  I like what Dezen and his fellow Damnwells have done with the album version, adding strings and building things up very slightly while retaining the raw feel of the original demo.

No One Listens To The Band Anymore will be available on March 15th to the world and I couldn't be more stoked about that. In case you missed my previous words on this subject, the album also is being made available on vinyl - head over to the Clifton Motel and they'll be happy to tell you more about that!

The Damnwells will be hitting the road for a set of tour dates in support of the new album (with a St. Louis date on tap, but sadly no Cleveland show yet - don't make me beg!) and perhaps they're coming to your town (Grand Funk reference). Either way, check out the video below for "The Great Unknown" and download a free MP3 of the track via Paste Magazine.  According to Damnwells bassist Ted Hudson, the video "cost a billion dollars and several peoples' lives."

He's only kidding of course....or is he?