The Dudes
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The Dudes


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The best kept secret in music


"Rock Gems"

"... a hlaf dozen sweet, mutton-chop gems that cement them as one of the finest." - Calgary Sun

"Brilliant Pop Dirges"

"The Dudes can write brilliantly poppy dirges that perfectly bridge the gap between hi-fi sonics and sludgy distortion. The soundly knock this album out of the part." - FFWD Weekly (Calgary)

"Dreamy Guitars and Tight Song Writing"

"... sonic thickets of dreamy guitars, sleepy vocals and tight song writing ... a very solid indie rock record." - Calgary Herald

"The Dudes New Album"

"... and amazing release, it will slap you upside the head until you pay it proper respect by flailing around with an air guitar." - VUE Weekly


Beepuncher (BOOMPA!) - 2003


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Strapped with a knack for a hard-charging brand of indie rock, The Dudes first thundered into the Calgary, AB music scene in 2000 - shirtless, leather vest-ed, tight-ass jeans and chops to their chin. Led by primary songwriter and vocalist/guitarist Dan Bacon alongside of bassist Pat Downing, and drummer Scott Dude, The Dudes debut album This Guy’s the Limit followed soon after the band’s formation; it enjoyed critical acclaim from music lovers nationwide and was supported with a coast-to-coast Canadian tour. By the end of 2003, The Dudes continued to rock out frequently - performing alongside of Mudhoney, Nashville Pussy, the Supersuckers, New Pornographers and Joel Plaskett Emergency - and also found time to record a second record and their strongest effort to date, Beepuncher. In 2004, The Dudes brought the hotly anticipated Beepuncher album over to the friendly Vancouver indie Boompa! Records to release, promote and support their sophomore release. Until then, stay tuned to the rock.