“ Turn the noise machines up,” yelled Dunn from the main room of Cosmic Dave's Sound Emporium. It had been weeks of this. Dunn and Nathan Lawr would record in the early parts of the evening and than Dave Mckinnon (Fembots) and him would stay up well past sunrise, creating landscape for the recently laid bed tracks.
Brian Dunn had just spent the last 6 years on the road and recording with the like's of Vancouver's OX and fronting his own alternative country band, The November Allstars, so the songs for his first solo record had been piling up for a while.
The live performances between Nathan Lawr and Brian are live. Nothing has been adjusted or edited. They were side by side with microphones picking up everything in the room including the trains running across the street, or the summer rain soaking the back ledge of the open studio door. The record’s magical.
It has everything you'd expect in 11 songs. Folky underline rhythms with at times harsh strings of audio chaos. Each song has its own purpose as it slides in amongst the rest. This is what Dunn wanted. A collection of tunes that would reflect the last 6 years and allow him to set back out on the road.
North American and Uk tour dates to be announced for 2010
Examining The Fallout is produced by Dave MacKinnon (Cuff The Duke, Fembots, The Weakerthans) with special guests Nathan Lawr on drums. (The Minotaurs, Royal City) Ryan Bishops on piano (Ox, Kate Maki), Dan Levecque on guitar (The Minotaurs) and Mark Browning of Ox.