Exotic Dangers


"When "Brown Sugar" comes on the radio, everyone wigs out to it and someone inevitably says, 'man, they just don't make songs like they used to.' Why not? That's what I want to do. That's the music I like."

Consider it Daniel Crisler's musical manifesto. Keep listening to him:

His personal experience, along with that of his razor-sharp band (Maggie Crisler on Farfisa/percussion, Brady Gomillion on bass, and Jon Mosley on drums) informs his latest material.

"The main thought process behind the band is this: play music that I like and write lyrics that I like," Crisler explains. "Our musical direction is most definitely rooted in mid-'60s soil – hence the old Farfisa organ, 12-string electric, hand percussion, and no effects pedals."

While the band's rapturous live performances have left a wake of acclaim, it's not because of a lot of bells and whistles. Crisler prefers a simple, no-nonsense approach on the stage.