20 years after their first release, Dressy Bessy returns with Fast Faster Disaster, their second album on Yep Roc. Lyrically and sonically, the band remains true to their sound with catchy indie pop/punk hooks and sharp lyrics wrought with intense joy and deep sadness.
“There’s an undeniable sense of honesty and freedom to it, lyrically and sonically, and it came with a humbling ease,” says songwriter Tammy Ealom. “We pay close attention to current events, including politics, and have been profoundly impacted by the recent climate. There’s nothing like the threat of losing your basic freedoms and realizing the fragility of democracy to open up your eyes and pull you out of your personal bubble. More than ever, we’ve come to appreciate the importance of family, friends and community.”
Fast Faster Disaster makes it clear that, two decades from the band’s seminal D.I.Y. beginnings, Ealom’s distinctive songcraft remains as sharp as ever. The Denver combo‘s new songs affirm Dressy Bessy’s career-long commitment to barbed lyrical insight and effortlessly catchy melodies.
Dressy Bessy discography:
Pink Hearts Yellow Moons (1999), California EP (2000), SoundGoRound (2002), Little Music: Singles 1997-2002 (2003), Dressy Bessy (2003), Electrified (2005), Holler and Stomp (2008), KINGSIZED (2016), Fast Faster Disaster (2019)