News Phantasmagoria

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

Albums News Phantasmagoria

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


New Music: “System Failure”

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 world ended. But it’s back up! And the world is, again, spinning round.

Call it serendipity, then, that the song that we released in October 2022 is called “System Failure.”

“System Failure” is an Eric song, a focused blast… Continue reading


New Music: Something Wicked (single)

“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 Matt Mayo – BassJason Booze – Drums

Lyric by Mazus GravesMusic by Dachshund and Mazus Graves

Artwork by Juliana Noelle Jumper, used with permission.

Listen and download on Bandcamp.… Continue reading


A Recollection about a Movie

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 thrill of anticipating the dreadful unknown.

When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to watch many scary movies. I had seen “Poltergeist” when I was probably six, and it scared the bejeezus out of me! I became kind of obsessed with the film, and terrified… Continue reading


Cancelled: July 3 gig at Hunt Club

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 have necessarily put the band on the back-burner for the time being.

We hope to play a show for you guys again someday, but at this point we have no idea when that will be. We plan to focus instead on finishing the recording of… Continue reading


All shows cancelled until July 3

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 given that it should be an outdoor gig, and that Hunt Club has been good about enforcing social-distancing guidelines. We won’t know for sure how things look until the date is nearly upon us — but we’re hoping to play this one, as it will likely… Continue reading


03/27/20: Dachshund, Machine in the Mountain, Oceanaut, and Matthew W. Charles at Whittier Bar

[Update, 3/18/20: This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.]

At Whittier Bar on Friday, May 27, we’ll be excited to share the bill with two of our favorite Tulsa heavy-progressive bands, Machine in the Mountain and Oceanaut! Philly folk-punk act Matthew W. Charles will open the evening. Come hang with us! Continue reading