One Little Indian (2014)
I felt like it has been an awful long time between when this 7" was announced and when I finally got to buy it. Preorders - feh. Anyway, It's always exciting when new Dan Sartain records are out as he is one of the best things going these days. One Little Indian has always been a little wacky with his releases. They seem to put out a ton of 7"s for him, but they almost always end up being just tracks from the album.
This one's about half and half. "Pass This On" is a track off of the new Dan Sartain album Dudesblood. It's a cover song by a band called The Knife, but I can't say I'm familiar with the original. What I can say is it's one of the best songs on the new album. Slow and dark, with Dan crooning the vocals. While I do enjoy Dan's punk rock songs, I'll always have a soft spot for his softer side.
The B-side is a Roy Rogers cover called "Dust." This was originally on the digital only He Touched Me, released as a benefit for The Travis Jackson Memorial Fund. It is nice to have at least one of the songs from that excellent EP on vinyl and I can't say I'd mind it if they ended up releasing all of them as B-sides if that's what it takes. There's a lot of Dan Sartain 7"s out in the world. They're all worth picking up in my opinion.
Dan Sartain - "Pass This On":
Dan Sartain - "Dust":