Cumbersome is it for artists today to express themselves in a way that derives originality and defies convention, yet easy and lax is it for them to lapse into the comforting veins of conformity.Not only do these five maniacs of D-NAX meet this challenge of aborting convention, but they vehemently flip it off, stomp on it and rid of it like a guised exhibitionist in a laughable romp video.Soup to nuts, D-NAX is a quintet unanchored by neither musical or conscious limitations.
Born on a dewy, spring mid-morning in April 2004, the gods of rock smiled upon – ha ha, NOT QUITE. Baczor, Cooney, Dieter, Joyce-Stengle and '22' gravitated to one another by the common denominator of creating kick-ass, fun music that will no doubt resonate on varying levels. The band's sound is accosted with lyrics that communicate raw, soulful emotion in an artistic way that deviate from the recycled lyrics we're so comfortably used to hearing; i.e., 'The sky is our pie to eat tonight.' Dude, they know better.
'Words are [like] waves acted on by the wind,' Chuang-Tzu, co-founder of Taoism, said. 'The real point of the matters is lost.'Although Chuang Daddy is not a member of the band (YET), he would agree that pitting mere descriptions on D-NAX's sound is congruous to slabbing KY between two bricks – it just won't stick, my friend.Raw*, cerebral*, infectious*, dynamic* . . . yeah, these cliched depictions work, but trying to leash them on this mut band will inevitably work yourself into a corner, costing you a limb and perhaps even a piece of your soul. 'Ladies and gentleman, this is your Cpt. of Rock speaking to inform you that the current ride of benign and bland music you've mindlessly been coasting on has just been hijacked.'It's high time to get off that all-too familiar flight and treat yourself to some explosive audio expansion. If the Tzu Man were alive today, he most likely would enlighten you with this:'Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free . . . and being free means letting go and listening to D-NAX, mother f'ers.'