After spending the better part of a decade touring, gigging, and putting out music, somewhere along the way, Down and Outlaws became veterans of the San Francisco music scene. Loud, visceral, and self-assured like few rock bands are these days, the quartet continues to impress audiences up and down the west coast with a singular brand of punk-influenced desert rock, and a heart and soul based firmly in the classics. This is music to blast with your windows down, as you leave the city in your rear view.
Following years of hard work, ambition, and plenty of disappointment, “Gas Money” is D&O’s purest release yet. Recorded over a year at the Complex in San Francisco with George Rosenthal, “Gas Money” is a retort to critics, naysayers, and anyone who might tell D&O what they should try to be. Recorded mostly in a few takes and with minimal overdubs, “Gas Money” is a raw album, showcasing a group of musicians at the top of their game, making music for themselves, as it should’ve been all along.
The quartet -- Peter and Chris Danzig, Jon Carr, and Kyle Luck -- have appeared on Last Call With Carson Daly and recorded in Vancouver for Converse Rubber Tracks. The D&O's music has also been featured in Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' and the Ubisoft game, ‘Watch Dogs 2.'
With the release of the Bad Radio EP, the band has grown heavier, groovier, and tougher. Bad Radio brings a matured sound, from a band that's paid their dues and is hungry for more. Recorded in Joshua Tree, San Francisco, and Vancouver, Bad Radio is a 1-2-3 punch from a band that makes a ruckus with the reckless abandon of the Stooges, and the conviction of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
As a friend recently commented, "I've been trying to record your set for months, but you're too fuckin' loud!" This music is based on freedom and escape from everything else that drags you down, if only for 40 minutes.
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