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The Datsuns Release ‘Headstunts’ and Announce Tour‏

May 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

The Datsuns release their fourth album, Headstunts, on May 19th.  Featuring 12 new tracks, “Head Stunts” was recorded in Sweden, and is self-produced.  From the full-throttle opener Human Error, to the dirtbike guitars and frenzied pummelling of Yeah, Yeah, Just Another Mistake and the 70’s stomp rock of Highschool Hoodlums, the album finds the band unleashing their finest work to date.

“Lyrically it’s about mind games really, ‘Headstunts’ is an anagram of The Datsuns. We were aware of it all along but we didn’t want to make it too obvious,” explains singer Dolf.  “We got a new member of the band on drums, Ben Cole, so it was like making our first record again, with new influences and new abilities. With a new person, we were able to feed off each other in different ways, and also revive some old ideas that did not click before. Taking those ideas, and then flipping them around, just like you do with an anagram. So I suppose there is some kind of clumsy poetry there.”

“When we started making this album we played a lot together, and we were doing long, drawn out songs, but we ended up making a power pop record: it’s a lot more pop than anything else we’ve done, but it still sounds heavy. We’re just a rock’n’roll band playing music the way we want to do it.”

07/13 – Café Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
07/14 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
07/17 – TT The Bears – Boston, MA
07/18 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
07/19 – Sala Rossa – Montreal, Quebec
07/20 – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
07/21 – Majestic Café – Detroit, MI
07/22 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

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