Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording by Ian Harris, Video By Jake Lyle, Words by Landon Kuhlmann
Davey Dynamite's session starts with a rock song about rock music dying. This meta-consciousness is a theme that plays out for the rest of the session in a cacophony of punk, folk, and politics.
The center of Davey's music is the grey area around the personal vs. the political. For Davey, and like the foundational punk bands of yore, these two worlds are inseparable. Each is the other; each is affected by the other; each cannot exist without the other. Frankly, Davey's music makes the argument that true punk music has a place in today's political world—and I agree, especially if songwriters like Davey are making it.
The songs are well written and full of a fun, youthful energy. They're absolutely wild songs that also bring in a serious commentary which the listener can take home and consider. The lyrics are smart and often mix humor with a hopeless nihilism. They're escapist songs that are conscious of the world they want to escape from or rebel against.
Davey's songs are what punk sounds like in the modern world. What makes them stick out from other punk groups is that they don't rely on nostalgia at all and they aren't reductive with the music, as in using it just for its history: Davey Dynamite and co. are carving out their very own spot in this space that has just been brought back to life.
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