Dommengang – Love Jail (LP+MP3)

Image: 1616778 Dommengang, guitarist Dan “Sig” Wilson, bassist Brian Markham, and
drummer Adam Bulgasem, recorded their sophomore album Love Jail
shortly after relocating to Los Angeles. It was not just a coast shift for two
of the members, but the frst time the band were together in one city. The
sophomore album re?ects the openness of their new surroundings as well
as the energy and experience of being reunited and playing together in the
same place. Dommengang have adapted to the arid climates, and imbued
their particular brand of rock with a heavy dose of the best of 1970’s rock
aesthetics, including at least one ballad. The album was produced by
The Fucking Champs guitarist and engineer Tim Green (Joanna Newson,
Howlin’ Rain, Sleepy Sun, Fresh and Onlys) who perfectly captured the
band’s sound while creating the space of older analog recordings. Love Jail
includes Dommengang’s most melodic and lyric-heavy songs to date – a
great road trip record, and a dynamic listen that is of the moment, organic
and earthy with a heavy nod to the clear, lean recordings of a time long
before any of its members were born.
Over the course of ten songs, Dommengang draw widely from the American
rock music lexicon, primarily in?uenced by electric blues. The band draws
from the guitar-driven sounds of the blues as much its energy and sense of
freedom. The clash of Sig Wilson’s psychedelic roots and the punk-tinged
backgrounds of Markham and Bulgasem, gives Love Jail its grit. From the
earth-scorching passages of “Pastel City” to the spaced-out ?ourishes of
“Dave’s Boogie,” to the dirty funk of “I’m Out Mine,” the album is a desert
driver’s dream. The guitar and vocal interplay of “Color Out of Space,” or
the anthemic choruses of “Going Down Fast” are rock the way it used to be:
no heavy effects, just bass, drums, and guitar, great songs of love and lust,
all with a healthy dose of guitar solos. In short Love Jail is Dommengang at
their catchiest. Shimmering with the clarity of Tim Green’s engineering, the
album’s live, in-the-room energy perfectly translates Dommengang’s core
ethos: rock and roll will never die.

1. Pastel City
2. Lovely Place
3. Lone Pine
4. Stealing Miles
5. Love Jail
6. I’m Out Mine
7. Going Down Fast
8. Dave’s Boogie
9. Color Out of Space
10. Stay Together

Dommengang, the power trio of guitarist Dan “Sig”
Wilson, bassist Brian Markham, and drummer Adam
Bulgasem, return with the desert cruiser’s dream
album Love Jail
Love Jail was produced by Tim Green at Louder
Studios (Joanna Newsom, Wolves in the Throne
Room, Fresh & Onlys, Earthless)
Dommengang will tour in support including a European
tour with Golden Void (featuring Isaiah Mitchell of
LP pressed on virgin vinyl with artworked inner sleeve
and free download coupon. A very limited supply
pressed on translucent green vinyl. CD version in
mini-LP style gatefold.
Members of Dommengang have also performed with
Holy Sons (led by Emil Amos of Om, Grails), Castanets,
Scout Niblett, and White Hills
“The way in which they approach music is refreshing
and honest. It is also damn catchy too and you will
have a hard time keeping still whilst listening”
– Echoes and Dust
“Adrenalized motorik rhythms and burly riffage with
the sort of panache heard on the better Hawkwind and
Guru Guru albums. It’s fuckin’ intense, dude.”
– Seattle Stranger
“Lean, dirty, hungry” – The Quietus Erhältlich ab 26.01.2018

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