Beneath the wide-open sky of Northeastern Oklahoma, where the Arkansas River rambles among the Osage Hills, four friends with a mutual interest in rock-music, and its legacy, and its future, joined together to form a band called Dachshund.
Inspired by a cross-section of genre-defying (and genre-defining) heroes like Radiohead, Hum, Bowie, Helmet, Queens of the Stone Age, and Soundgarden — as well as various unsung local influences — these four friends set out to bend the rules of rock-music to their own whims, in an effort to achieve a more personal kind of expression. They continue to create music which expresses something of themselves, and of the places from which they came.
Hailing from the greater Tulsa area — a location known simultaneously as the “Middle of Nowhere” and the “Center of the Universe” — Dachshund strives to embrace contradiction and resist restrictive preconceptions.
Our music is a cinema of the mind, with a screen as wide as the Oklahoma sky.
If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Bandcamp, then you likely noticed that we released a new song the week before Halloween. Had you been following us only via our official band website, you never would have seen that news, because our website CRASHED! Yes, the official Dachshund band website went down, and the […]
“Something Wicked ” is a new single from our forthcoming third LP. It’s a Midwestern Gothic tune which looks back at the joys/terrors of an adolescence experienced in a conservative household. Points of influence here include Ray Bradbury, Talking Heads, and The Pixies. Mazus Graves – Guitar / VocalEric Hartley – Guitar / Vocal Harmony […]
For as long as I can recall, I’ve always been fascinated by scary movies. I think it’s the fantastical elements of such films which originally drew me in. I’ve always had vivid dreams, and certain kinds of scary films have a surrealistic quality which has always appealed to me. And, of course, there’s the spine-tingling […]
With regrets and apologies, we have cancelled our July 3 gig at Hunt Club. We had been looking forward to it — but apart from concerns about the ongoing pandemic, our guitarist Eric and his wife Emily were recently involved in a serious car-accident. Both are basically okay, although their ongoing medical and personal concerns […]
Howdy, folks. Like many of you, our plans for 2020 have been thrown out the window, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. This post is primarily to inform you that we’ve officially cancelled all our shows until July 3. At this point, we ARE still hoping to play our July 3 date at Hunt Club, especially […]