The Dandy Warhols
About The Dandy Warhols
Like their iconic quasi-namesake, indie mainstays The Dandy Warhols live by the philosophy that art is most provocative when it makes fun of itself. The Portland, Oregon band packs a whole lot of irony and disillusionment into a deliriously catchy mix of hooks that bounce along alt-rock’s fringes. Formed in 1994, the Warhols snatched a major-label deal just a few years later and released 1997's The Dandy Warhols Come Down, a shambolic set of psych rock, shoegaze, and power pop, featuring the alternative hit “Not If You Were the Last Junkie On Earth.” Fronted by Courtney Taylor-Taylor—the breathy-voiced, keen observer of hipster culture—the band had a prolific run in the 2000s, highlighted by the punchy Stones-esque groover “Bohemian Like You” from 2000’s Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia and the electrifying electro-disco bop “We Used to Be Friends” from 2003’s Welcome to the Monkey House. The 2004 documentary Dig!, which chronicles the group’s love-hate rivalry with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, further cemented their place in indie rock. In the years since, they’ve kept their youthful, sardonic vigor intact, indulging every musical impulse with expansive psych-pop oddities, decadent New Wave grooves, country-fried electronic experiments, and plenty of wit, whimsy, and pop-culture parody.