The Dandy Warhols celebrate their 25th anniversary by dropping their appropriately-titled 10th studio album “Why You So Crazy” LP on Friday, January 25. Today, it can be streamed ahead of its official release via Billboard.
Whether you dig them gritty or glittery, this new record delivers on all fronts, careening through classically off-kilter psych-pop (“Be Alright“), high country-fried Americana (“Motor City Steel”), and gothic piano-propelled rumbas (“Forever“).
Packing in references as far-flung as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Don MacLean’s Chevy, and the church of Bowie’s ‘Modern Love,’ these 12 songs reflect the band’s surrealist visions of an alternate reality. The jubilee continues with North American dates that will bring them to Atlanta, Washington, Boston, Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. “The weirdest thing about it being our 25th anniversary is it doesn’t feel like 25 years. Feels like about six. Or five,” muses frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor.
Keyboardist Zia McCabe can’t help but wonder about the complications of building a set list around an entire career as opposed to an individual album; “Oh man, how are we going to fit something from each album into our set? Don’t worry, we’ll figure it out and it will be legendary. Get ready for a massive concussion of rock and roll that’s been a quarter of a century in the making.”
The album can be ordered here.