In 1994 The Dandy Warhols were formed in Portland, Oregon, in the shadow of the twilight years of the grunge scene. With Brit-pop reigning supreme on the other side of the pond, and influences ranging from 1960s garage rock to 80s/90s shoegaze, The Dandy Warhols began a career that would see them release nine studio albums, two compilation albums and 27 singles over a 25 year period.
"Holy cow, 25 years?!" says keyboardist Zia McCabe "I guess it has to have been that long since it feels like I've been doing this my entire life. Oh right, I have been doing this my entire adult life, ha. Time flies don't it? So much history, so much music, so many memories and so much of it haaaazy, wow, just wow."
Since their inception, The Dandy Warhols have sailed through, and past, shifting musical climates by keeping their art unfiltered and presenting thoughts un-mired by censorship. The band - Courtney Taylor-Taylor (vocals, guitar), McCabe (keyboards), Peter Holmström (guitar), and Brent DeBoer (drums) - have gone on world tours, had hit singles, and even taken to the stage during the Greek riots. They've weathered shifts from vinyl and tape to CD, CD to digital, and back to vinyl again. They moved from paper fliers to social media, toiled with major labels, and throughout it all have remained a pure, synergistic unit.
The band's live presence - frequently filled with nudity early in their career - was enough that, at their first gig in 1994, they were approached by the independent record label Tim/Kerr who offered to pay for the recording of an album. The result was their debut, 1995's Dandys Rule OK, an album that impressed major label Capitol Records enough to sign the band.
2019 saw The Dandy Warhols kick off the celebrations for their 25th Anniversary by touring Europe. "The weirdest thing about it being our 25th anniversary is it doesn't feel like 25 years. Feels like about six. Or five," muses Taylor-Taylor.
With the future stretching out ahead of them, and an impressive back catalogue behind them, 2021 promises to be a celebration of the past and a glimpse into the unknown of what's yet to come.
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