A funny thing happened to Dolores after their first club gig at the High Noon Saloon in October. They got popular. Within two weeks of the High Noon Saloon show, Dolores was opening for Australian psychsters POND and picking up a slew of new fans in the process.
Elliott Kozel was never one for boring live shows. No indie-folk snooze-a-thons or pretentious guitar solos. His quirky old band Sleeping in the Aviary used to call Madison home before pulling up anchor and heading to Minneapolis five years ago. In true rock n roll fashion, the band fell on hard times and broke up in 2012.
Field Report's Chris Porterfield has seen his share of changes over the last two years. He's quit drinking and gained a new songwriting perspective from road experiences supporting the band's first release. Even the new album "Marigolden" was recorded in a Canadian studio far from the farm fields of Wisconsin.
Dolores is a new Madison band who have just put out a very good debut EP called Nectar Fields. It's been riding high at the top of Bandcamp's Madison tagged releases for popularity and one listen will tell you why. From the soulful pop of Hustle to the no holds barred Fight Fire With Fire, the foursome exhibit a high caliber of musicianship and some real promise for a bright future.
Dolores has done a handful of basement shows and are slated for an early High Noon Saloon gig on Monday. So give Dolores Nectar Fields a listen and check them out live to see if you agree. We had a chance to send some questions the band’s way and bassist, keyboardist and producer Adam Thein responded.
Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso takes the opportunity to remix label mates and fellow Wisconsinites PHOX on the track Slow Motion. Maybe Partisan Records can get PHOX, Field Report and Sylvan Esso to do a tour together or at least a couple of dates?