The Dammitheads are a rock and roll entity unabashed and unbowed. While the name serves to represent the group as a band, it more accurately puts to name the creative writing/recording vehicle and schizophrenic alter-ego for one otherwise begrudgingly titled singer/songwriter named David Tomaloff and his creative counterpart, drummer Steve Hawkins. Their sound recalls hints of bands such as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Cars and Gang of Four. The sound is not retro but awkwardly modern as if the entire history of Rock and Roll were chopped up, condensed and beamed through satellite transmissions to some future generation to put back together; a machine with a heart. The record's wiry, angular beats and rhythms seem sometimes almost deliberately mechanical; sonically analogous to the way Keith Richards moves on stage, bobbing and weaving rhythmically as if to avoid being held onto. Freeze... was conceived and recorded at the band's own Hey! Low Sound System and meticulously mixed by Jay Pellicci at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco. Mastering duties were laudably performed by John Golden.
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