Dating Myself

2012

Almost-were 90s bitch rock band, Dating Myself, have resurfaced after a 16 year disappearance into the “WTF happened to them?” file. Original members Laurda (guitar/vocals), Jessi✰ (bass) and J6en (drums), burst onto the West Coast grunge scene in ’95…well, as much as you can burst while on second stage Lollapalooza fame.

The girls claim they have been sent here by record mogul/amateur inventor/Mayan prophecy follower Doc Vig to record their first full length album and gather research on 2012’s futuristic trends before the end of days. Doc Vig offered the band a record deal in exchange for testing out his AWESOME Bill-and-Ted-inspired time machine. No way!? YES WAY!

Carbon testing (they smell like cigarettes! Who does that anymore??), UK-made 8-holes, and the fact that they asked for Zima’s upon reemerging from Vig’s re-jigged Ikea cabinet (the ultimate Ikea hack) are all the proof we need to know the story is for reals. Dating Myself went straight from the ether to the recording studio to lay down the fat tracks they’d been working on prior to their 16 year long high-five freeze-frame.

After much confusion with new technology and a moment of silence for the passing of cassettes, CDs, and record stores, Dating Myself is staying true to their 90s sound. Prepare to have your longjohns blown off your memory-grapes and your evenflow disrupted…Dating Myself are back. To us. Even though they sort of never realized they went anywhere.

“Just as you’d expect from a band that cites Hole, Veruca Salt, and Nirvana as inspirations, ‘Fine, There’ is packed with plodding bass lines, chunky power chords, and headbanging choruses. The mood is generally dour, and this is best exemplified by the druggy “Captain Chunk”, which begins with the lyric “Flowers, I will defile them. The best moments, however, come when the clouds part for a brief taste of pop serenity. Opener “Math Magician” begins the album with a haunting falsetto that sounds like it was ripped straight out of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” while “Lemon & Corduroy” moves from stripped-down verses to a soaring pre-chorus that’s by far the album’s loveliest moment.”
The Georgia Straight

“…’Fine, There’ is a solid debut album that attests to the band’s great songwriting and musicianship [and] is a clean, mean rock album that is bound to make a mark in the scene and beyond.”
Vandala Concepts Magazine

“It’s not the flattery, connections or the humour that I love about this band… it’s the fact that they really do SOUND like the 90’s, like exactly.”
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