Noise in the Neighborhood
'Daycare for Dave' are a fine example of a band that has moved one thousand miles an hour in the most methodical way possible. Within the first year of being together DFD rushed directly into the studio with multi-platinum Producer/Engineer MACK (Queen, Billy Squier, Sabbath, Extreme, Led Zeppelin) to complete three songs - (available as an import on 'Addicted Records'). The 11-song CD 'Noize in the Neighborhood' is the most original thing to happen in Rock & Roll in a long time. Continuing to work on fresh material in their established gothic studio headquarters in Long Beach, CA. - (complete with animal skulls and doll parts) is why this band is moving forward at an accelerated pace. The music is an influential tapestry, woven of STP, Queen and Black Sabbath. The band has occasionally been likened to Staind. From the first note, Daycare for Dave drives through you with dark and expansive rock n' roll intelligence - lyrically and musically. Refreshingly, 'DFD' is a band that has something to say. Fronted by the strange Chris Cas, the essence of the band is one of light eccentricity and Cas' dramatic presence suits the music well. Chris Simpson's guitar work and musical arrangements lay the groundwork for songs that make this band distinctive. He skillfully creates unique chord structures that are perfect & new. The resonating grind & groove of Nori Iji's bass and the industrial mechanistic quality of Rick Hubert's unique drumming lays the foundation for songs that make you move. The songwriting core of this band is more than often evenly distributed - yet some of the band's material is birthed through the collaborative efforts of Simpson and Cas, with two songs written by Simpson before the band was formed. The music is a spindle of colorful and precise phrases of distortion pressed into the percussive and hypnotic backdrop of bass and drums - masterfully executed as a wall of sound. Driving, unique, hard-hitting, robust rock n roll that echoes the drama of the human condition.