IAMDYNAMITE - "Liz" (audio) (premiere)

by Adrien Begrand

5 August 2015

Soul, dance, and tight-sounding new wave mix nicely on the Michigan duo's new track.

Michigan duo IAMDYNAMITE will release their new album Wasa Tusa this week, and the new track “Liz”, which you can stream below, is a terrific indication of what you can expect. A taut and very catchy mix of 1980s blue-eyed soul and especially early Police, it’s a brisk track that burns brightly for its entire two and a half minutes.
“Liz is one of the first songs we wrote for this new album,” says drummer/singer Chris Phillips. “It’s taken many forms but the big boisterous drums and the dancy chorus is something that we are super proud of. We actually called it ‘Liz’ because a fan at a show asked us to name a song after her. We thought that would be cooler than calling it dance pants. It’s one of the more up-tempo songs on Was a Tusa and we already know it’s going to be a favorite when we play it live.”

Wasa Tusa will be released 7 August. Pre-order it here, and be sure to catch IAMDYNAMITE on tour:

8/15: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
8/18: Lacrosse, WI @ The Warehouse
8/19: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
8/20: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
8/21: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
8/22: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
8/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
9/10: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/11: Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
9/12: Charlotte, NC @ 1065 The End’s Weenie Roast
9/13: Raleigh, NC @ 95X Big Shindig
9/19: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/20: Providence, RI @ Simmon’s 677
9/23: Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
9/24: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/1: Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
10/2: Houston, TX @ Walter’s
10/6: Albuquerque, NM @ The Jam Spot
10/7: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/8: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live

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