Dear Mister Manager are playing the Ground Zero in Bellevue, WA this Saturday, September 29th with Postmadonna, Special Explosion, and Chung Antique.
The band has a motley bunch of demos streaming right now...from the future! It is a pretty exhilerating venture into the year 2017, too. The four piece's scrutiny for detail reveals itself from the get-go, most vividly in their dynamic construction of songs. They know when to go low, and when to swing the curtains high and push passionately with soaring choruses.
"The Big Easy" summons, among other comparisons, the names of post-hardcore darlings like The Fall of Troy and Circa Survive. The vocals pulse powerfully and cleanly, foregoing the sheer aggression and muscle of screaming for emotionally-potent wailing.
"the Id and the Ego" features some technically adept stop/start segments whose math rock origins tango comfortably with their sound's nexus: heartfelt rock music with musical iterations that flirt with progressive rock and post-rock.
Dear Mister Manager's music works equally well for pumping you up or spinning your inclinations inward; energetic and bombastic, or pensive and reflective. Check them out this weekend at Ground Zero, the lineup is a compatible group of inspiring live bands. Doors at 7:30pm with a $6 entrance fee. Listen to "The Big Easy" below and move along to their bandcamp to hear the whole set of demos available.
- Cameron LaFlam