Dada’s on the road again
Dada isn’t dead.
After a more than three-year hiatus, the Los Angeles rock trio recently kicked off a 38-day tour to promote the band’s first studio album in nearly five years.
Drummer Phil Leavitt said the outing isn’t a reunion tour or an attempt to get back some of the critical and commercial buzz the band saw when its debut album, “Puzzle,” came out in 1992 and sold 500,000 copies.
The album spawned the hit single “Dizz Knee Land,” which became a modern-rock staple.
“My goal coming out is to support the new record, to play really well and connect with the band and expand our audience,” Leavitt said. “My goals are more about music than commercial success.”
After four albums, two label changes and years on the road, Leavitt said band members needed time off. During the hiatus, members worked on solo projects.
The band – which includes bass player-singer Joie Calio and guitarist-singer Michael Gurley – last year got together for a string of shows, recorded a live album and decided it was time to release a new studio album.
The self-released album, “How to Be Found,” is due Tuesday. The band turned to a vault of never-released Dada songs written in the late ’90s.
“It seemed like the logical thing to pick up where we left off,” Leavitt said. “These songs aren’t leftovers. They’re songs that we recorded and wanted to put out.”
The fans are still there, Leavitt said, and so is the chemistry among band members.
“We’ve been through lots of ups and downs in our career. It’s a very tight relationship.”
- Niz Proskocil
Source: World Herald