Considering the wave of grunge nostalgia that overtook rock music in the last year -- appropriate, considering both Nirvana's 'Nevermind' and Pearl Jam's 'Ten' celebrated milestone anniversaries -- it's equally appropriate that the Dandy Warhols display their Pacific Northwest roots on their latest album, 'This Machine.'
Have the Dandy Warhols really been around for nearly two decades? It seems like just yesterday that the Portland, Ore.-based quartet was gaining infamy on a local level for their nudity-filled club gigs and neo-psychedelic sound. The Dandys broke onto the national underground scene with 'Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth,' the lead single off their second album and major-label debut, 1997's '...The Dandy Warhols Come Down.' Their 2000 follow-up, 'Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia,' won over a more mainstream audience and produced a trio of modern-rock hits, including 'Bohemian Like You,' the band's highest-charting single to date.
The Dandy Warhols are gearing up for the April release of 'This Machine,' their first album since 2009's 'The Dandy Warhols Are Sound,' and earlier this month offered its first single, 'Well They're Gone,' as a free download on the band's official website. Now the veteran neo-psychedelic rockers are treating fans to 'Sad Vacation,' which is being slated as the disc's second single.