Welcome Dazy to Lame-O Records!
Dazy—the moniker of Richmond, VA-based musician James Goodson—has joined the Lame-O Records! AND today has shared a new two-song single, Rollercoaster Ride b/w Peel, alongside a video for “Rollercoaster Ride.” The songs follow Goodson’s collaborative single with Militarie Gun, “Pressure Cooker,” and showcase both sides of Dazy’s noise pop dynamic. At just under two minutes, the A-side “Rollercoaster Ride” is another irresistible example of Dazy’s ability to pack big hooks into small runtimes. The track is perhaps Goodson’s poppiest to date, combining a bouncy drum machine beat, buzzing guitars, and shining mellotron to conjure a late ‘90s sound that feels refreshed instead of retro. On the B-side “Peel,” the swirling, psych-tinged verses give way to a driving, distortion-drenched chorus that’s equal parts volume and melody. Both songs were recorded by Goodson at home, then mixed and mastered by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab (Dinosaur Jr, The Pixies, Wild Pink).
Goodson, after years of playing in bands and constantly writing songs, began Dazy in earnest in 2020 as an outlet for releasing music at a speedier clip. Aiming to capture widescreen hooks with homemade recordings, he released four two-song singles, followed by two EPs, Revolving Door and The Crowded Mind, in 2021. All of that material was then assembled alongside five new tracks on MAXIMUMBLASTSUPERLOUD: The First 24 Songs (Convulse Records). The collection was featured on multiple year-end lists, including Paste’s ‘50 Best Albums of 2021’ and ‘40 Best Rock Albums of 2021,’ and The Alternative’s ‘50 Top Records of 2021.’ The Crowded Mind also landed on Stereogum’s ‘25 Great EPs From 2021’ list. Earlier this year Dazy teamed with Militarie Gun for the release of “Pressure Cooker,” which saw high praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum (‘Best Songs of The Week’), Paste (‘Best Songs of 2022 So Far’), KEXP (‘Song of The Day’), Revolver, The Alternative, and many more.
Dazy is also playing shows! And if you're lucky enough to live on the east coast / mid-atlantic, you can catch them with other Lame-O's Golden Apples, Mo Troper, and Dust Star!
08/10 - Richmond, VA @ The HofGarden*
09/09 - Richmond, VA @ Garden Grove#
10/26 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs^
10/27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus^
10/28 - Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall^
10/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Foto Club^
10/30 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar Upstairs^
* with Dust Star, Keep, Wifi Password
# with Mo Troper, Golden Apples
^ supporting Militarie Gun, MSPaint
A Dazy T-Shirt is now available in the Lame-O store as well! Grab it while they're hot :)