A quarter of a century you say? Indeed, what began amidst the dusky hue between grunge and Brit pop has evolved into one of rock music’s most intriguing and enduring sonic journeys. Few bands can claim to be so singular as The Dandy Warhols: a band that could have passed as a quirky anomaly, had they not come armed with some of the greatest alt pop anthems of the decade.
Formed in Portland in 1994, the band’s Dada-imbued rock has spanned nine studio albums, two compilation albums and 27 singles. Since their inception the quartet has sailed through the rough seas and shifting musical climes, all the while keeping course on their own unique course. World tours, hit singles…they’ve seen it all, and just a little more.
2000’s Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia – with its unforgettable single Bohemian Like You – remains one of rock music’s landmark albums, and would lead to a performance with hero David Bowie. The Dandy Warhols have never slowed since those heady days, releasing a string of acclaimed albums and encouraged on by the world’s increasing state of confusion and disillusion. “We’ve always been driven to create art with emotional clarity,” explains frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor. “That’s what the world needs more than ever right now.”