The Safes possess that unique chemistry that only exists when a talented group of siblings form a band (ala The Kinks, The Breeders, The Stooges, Redd Kross, JAMC, Right Said Fred). Call ‘em “garage-kissed power pop” ( San Francisco Chronicle), “atomic pop” ( Rolling Stone), or simply “wild and crazy” ( Chicago Tribune), The Safes have collected plenty of accolades for however you’d like to sum up their expert-level snappy songwriting and sharp showmanship. The band’s “smart, melodic music” ( NPR) is rooted in ‘60s-70s inspirations such as The Who, Rockpile, Big Star, Elvis Costello – artists who knew how to deliver big on record and on stage. Contemporary comparisons such as Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segal, Generationals and Mikal Cronin make a whole lot of sense, too.
Dagwood is a punk band from Cheshire, CT that formed at the end of 2010 by members of Fire First and Heavy Breath. The following spring saw the release of a three song demo, and in the Fall of 2011 Dagwood self-released their first record, Paradise. The band has recorded two episodes of the Mindplow podcast and released a short DVD alongside their record. Digital copies of Paradise are available as a "Pay what you want" download on their bandcamp.