Mt Airy, MD
Album: Breakfast Serial
A beautifully crafted mix of complex and yet catchy heavy rock music spanning progressive, alternative, grunge and experimental genres.
Dali’s Watch is a Rockville Maryland based heavy rock band with complex timings and a grungy heavy feel. Their style is hard to pin down but is best described as alternative/progressive/experimental/grungy hard rock. The music is hard hitting at times, yet beautiful and dynamic, with acoustics, cellos, and orchestra colliding with distorted guitars. While their music is very complex at times in time signatures and changes, it is brilliantly written and executed such that the average listener hardly notices. Like Rush, this is a significant accomplishment. The songs are catchy and get stuck in your head, and appeal to a broad audience from rhythm and blues to metal heads. The lyrics are often social commentary, or deeper emotional journeys, allowing multiple interpretations and a deep connection with the listener. Their debut album centers around the media obsession with the macabre; where every morning news broadcast is a plethora of sensationalized death and tragedy.
The band was formed in 2012 with Mic Wynne (guitars/keys/vocals), Mike Galway (bass), and Gary Venable (percussion). All of the members are seasoned musicians with many bands, projects, sessions, CDs and tours under their belts. Each has played in a diverse set of styles, including rock, fusion, jazz, country, blues, and classical. All of the members are also formally trained musicians with decades of experience with their instruments.
For their debut release, Mic Wynne wrote the lyrics and guitars for eleven songs, and the band then worked to refine his arrangements, and added bass and drums. The drums were recorded in 2013 at Drew Mazurek’s studio, and then guitars, bass and vocals were recorded in 2013/2014 at Dogland Studios. Mic then added the finishing production elements at Dogland, with draft mixes, and Drew Mazurek provided the final mix and mastering. Their debut album, “Breakfast Serial,” is to be released by Ravenhurst Records in 2014.
Dali’s Watch are taking great risks with a truly unique sound, in an era when much of the modern music sounds the same. Their 2014 release of the full-length album, “Breakfast Serial” is an eclectic mix of heavy rock that meanders between progressive, alternative, and grunge with complex, yet approachable timing changes, haunting and beautiful melodies, and dynamics that go from subtle acoustic passages to in your face, pounding rhythms. The band consists of three very experienced and talented musicians, who have written masterful songs that are memorable, with meaningful lyrics, catchy choruses, and certainly several commercially marketable songs in ‘Without a Whisper,’ ‘Ghosts of the Past’ and ‘Ray of Light.’ The heavy, grungy song ‘Blissful Ignorance’ rocketed to number one in the rock charts on numberonemusic, within days of release, and media reviews are reviewing the release with near perfect scores. In a nutshell Dali’s Watch is unique; the music isn’t much like anyone else, and it keeps you coming back to listen again and again.