Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dallas Don Burnet rose
to prominence during the vibrant Los Angeles music scene of
the 1990’s, first as bassist with critically acclaimed
post punk outfit, Thelonious Monster (signed to Capitol Records),
then as drummer for singer-songwriter and Geffen recording artist
Beck. In 1994, Burnet moved into the spotlight to front Lutefisk,
the quintessential Silver Lake alt-rock band who would go on
to release 2 records for the indie Bongload label, before signing
with A&M. In 2009, Spin magazine declared Lutefisk to be
one of the “100 greatest bands you’ve (probably)
never heard of”.
in 2012, Dallas Don Burnet is set to release his debut solo lp,
entitled “Cancel My Disappointment”. A collection of
recent songs as well as older works deemed “too soft and sweet”
for his previous groups, “Cancel” features Burnet on
vocals and most of the instruments, with help from a few other L.A.
luminaries such as Greg Kurstin (Bird and the Bee), and Probyn Gregory
(Brian Wilson band). On this release, Dallas Don trades crunch for
jangle, and the songs brim with melody and harmony, with strings,
keyboards, horns and harp adding to the guitars that bouy it all
in a lush, orchestral “California pop” soundscape.
Comparisons have been made to Grandaddy, David Bowie, Elliot Smith,
and even ELO, but on this release Burnet creates a sound that nods
to the past and lives in the moment, yet remains his own, proving
why he’s long been considered “one of the best songwriters
in Los Angeles”.
CD Release Show:
4/7/12 at TAIX RESTARAUNT
in Echo Park (LA)
5/1/12 at THE BOOTLEG (LA)