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Phantas Notes, Pt. 2: Cover-Art

If you don’t know anything about our album-cover, the story behind it’s kind of interesting. “Phantasmagoria” was an actual haunted-house which operated at Bell’s Amusement Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from the early 1970s until the park’s closure in 2006. The ride’s façade changed a lot over time — but in the beginning, as I remember it from my childhood, it was freaking ELABORATE, and strange enough to captivate and terrify any 5-year-olds like me. It was like a strange, dark, alternate dimension looming inexplicably there at the North end of the midway.

When I finally got all the… Continue reading

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Phantas Notes, Pt. 1: The Album

Howdy folks, this is Mazus. Now that our new album is finally streaming, out where you can listen on any major platform, I think I’ll finally take the time share some thoughts about it. I’ll talk about the album as a whole here, in this post — and then maybe I’ll talk a bit about each song in the coming days.

Our band, like most, is a collaborative endeavor. Eric and I both write material, and we tend to bring songs into the band in a rather “fully formed” state. But there are always “blanks” left to fill-in, a skeletal drum-idea… Continue reading

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“Phantasmagoria” is now streaming.

We tried to stop it, but it couldn’t be stopped! Our new album is now streaming everywhere! Check out Phantasmagoria on your favorite streaming platform, including any of these:

There are a lot of other places out there, from YouTube to Tidal, to Deezer and a bunch with weird names that I think somebody just made-up. But you know, our A.I. record-exec tells us they’re all legit! And we’re on all of those. Apparently.

Anyway, wherever you’re looking for us, just search for “Dachshund Phantasmagoria.” Band-name, and album. If you… Continue reading

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Trick, or treat, your ears!

It’s Halloween weekend, which is the perfect time to discover our new album! You can stream it for free on Bandcamp!

The album was officially released Thursday, exclusively on Bandcamp. It’s full of spooky songs, nostalgic vibes, and campy horror-show lyrics with a sneaky kind of depth.

In the title-track, a young couple rides a haunted-house, and sneak out of their cart to go make-out behind a gory display — while in a parallel universe, Adam and Eve conspire toward the forbidden. In another, a 13-year-old boy begins to discover that he’s a werewolf. In yet another, a… Continue reading

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The new album is on its way!

A depiction of the "Phantasmagoria" Album Cover: A photograph of a couple leaving a fantastical garden to approach an elaborate haunted-house amusement-ride. On either side of the cover rests an oversized carnival-ticket.

The album we’ve been working on since 2019 is finally finished! We’re excited to be releasing it, on Bandcamp, on October 26, 2023.

It has been a long journey for us. It feels like the world turned upside-down in a hundred different ways while this album was under production. But to some degree, that’s only fitting; this album started out as an excuse to explore… Continue reading

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“Gary” – Official Video

Check out the “official video” for “Gary,” from our 2016 album, Crooked House!

Deepest thanks to Steve Williams, Peyton Fore, and Lindsay Coffey, who filmed this video as a group-project for a class they were taking at OSUIT Okmulgee. It was a last-minute production. Their original plans (involving a young couple and a pop-song) had fallen through, with only days before the deadline.

I was a little squeamish about being the only band-member in the video, but we weren’t all available on such short-notice, and Steve and his team were enthusiastic about shooting me solo. So… Continue reading

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“Crooked House” CD-Release – Thanks and Pics!

We had such a great time at Friday’s show!  Thanks to everyone who came out to Venue Shrine and helped make our “Crooked House” CD-Release such a memorable night! You guys were a great crowd.

Click on through for thank-you’s and a gallery of pics!

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Listen to “Landlocked State,” the first single from “Crooked House”

Hark! Music from the new album! Consider this the first single we’re releasing from “Crooked House.” I know that phrase, “first single,” is a little obsolete in these days of digital binging. But we kind of like the old-school aesthetic. At any rate, this is also the first track from the album, and a proper introduction to the content contained within.