Friends of Dean Martinez

Where else would our beloved Friends of Dean Martinez originate than in the romantic landscape of Tucson, AZ? In 1994, the year of their conception, these desert gurus of sound were called Friends of Dean Martin. Fearing a bat to the knees and missing thumbs Friends of Dean Martin changed their name to Friends of Dean Martinez. The esteemed Glitterhouse Records recognized FoDM’s unique style of country, lounge, and cinematic instrumentals as a unique avenue to explore. Their music takes you on a mystical journey through new territory, and opens you up to a world of experimentation. If you are into bands like Calexico, Mogwai, and Godspeed…then FODM is a must-listen!

“Dusk” plays like the approach– and finally, the arrival– of a torrential desert storm, building on the horizon with thunderheads and lightning, and finally gushing buckets as the band reaches a climax”
–Pitchfork

“The new Friends of Dean Martinez record is a fucking massively packed double cd set filled to the brim with pleasant tunes that transport you to a different place and time…”
–Tiny Mix Tapes

“As I listen to the first couple songs… I imagine just how nicely these instrumental jams would be in a really fucked-up and twisted western film with lots of drugs; I’m lost in the middle of the desert; I’m dehydrated and tripping on acid… the group manages to use these aesthetics quite well”
–Tiny Mix Tapes

“Friends of Dean Martinez are great at crafting little moments that make your ears perk up”
–Pitchfork

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