Indie-emo newcomers Dowsing call Chicago home and are set to release their first full-length record, ‘It’s Still Pretty Terrible’, this spring on Count Your Lucky Stars. When they’re not making music you can find them playing NBA Jam, studying bones or kicking it to the Beastie Boys.
What’s been in heavy rotation lately? Friends of ours: Pity Sex – Dark World, Brave Bird – Ready or Not
Classics: The Ramones – Leave Home, The Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady, The Get Up Kids – Something To Write Home About, Rocketship – A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness, Butterglory – Crumble
And there’s more: Death Cab, Halfway to Holland, Jets To Brazil
Best album cover ever? Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet, Green Day – Insomniac, Beastie Boys – License to Ill and that one of Bruce Springsteen’s butt.
Who are you most excited to see at WMC Fest? All our friends! Two Knights, Annabel, Northwestern, Empire! Empire! (I was a lonely estate), Into it. Over it., Algernon Cadwallader, Cherry Cola Champions, Signals Midwest. Excited to see Cloud Nothings in their home turf.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleportation: no need to ride that bus again, no more money on gas, more time to sleep until the last possible second.
What’s your favorite guilty pleasure artist (or band!)? Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer, Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias.
What are your 3 tour essentials? Friends, pizza and dranks.
Give ‘em a listen:
*Photos pulled from Dowsing’s Facebook.
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