Dirty Wink
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Dirty Wink

Eugene, Oregon, United States | SELF

Eugene, Oregon, United States | SELF
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"Promiscuous Cyclops Blink"

Considering the three Eugene rockers that make up Dirty Wink formed for a one-time gig at a Halloween party, it’s safe to say that they’ve made a beautiful mountain out of a molehill. If it’s possible to imagine Sublime jamming with Lenny Kravitz and Silversun Pickups then I guess you should go ahead and imagine it — that seems to be what these guys did.
Maybe you’re thinking, “Whoa, that sounds nuts!”
I know, right? But it’s the hybrid quality of Dirty Wink’s sound that makes this shit fun. The best part is that they’re really not trying to be anything other than what they are; all of them have the same basic taste in music, but each adds their own unique flavor to make the sound whole.
Their first full length is set to release — a wonderful milestone considering they’ve mainly been rocking house shows and bars up until now — and the album is just what you would expect. The production is sound and the songs flow well. At times I’ve found myself getting lost in the music entirely, with the gaps in between songs as nothing more than blips between the rock.
These guys are set to become a local powerhouse, so look out, Eugene.

— Andy Valentine
- Eugene Weekly


Discography

HeadPhones EP - March 2008

Dirty Wink LP - December 2010

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Dirty Wink is a live-looping trio out of Eugene, OR. Their blend of prog, pop, psychedelic and post-rock exhibits pieces of each member’s myriad influences in each mercurial song. Ryan Reeves weaves intricate guitar overdubs, gritty melody hooks and sings of science fiction, social science and pleasure. Simon Brizee dances across the bass strings (which are upside-down and left-handed, mind you) with the skill and passion of an irie-savant, and sings of the best things in life. Andrew Harmon is a fierce drummer who can assemble the loose strings of a tune into a tightly-woven loom of rock in seconds, flat. Be sure to see these boys at the WOW Hall March 19th if you didn’t last time with Marcy Playground- there’s a new projector show as well as new tunes for those Dirty fans out there awaiting them.