Dragoon (2)

Dragoon (2)

Dragoon is a Memphis trio comprised of the Grifters' rhythm section as well as guitarist/co-leader Bobby Matthews of the band Trusty. Only one of the Grifters' three songwriters (bassist Tripp Lamkins) overlaps, so it's surprising how much The Offending Party sounds like a continuation, or a welcome press of the rewind button.

Dragoon would likely be the party offended by these rampant comparisons to ancient history, but tough luck. The Grifters are the clear reference point for their playbook of ragged low-end sludge, stop/start rhythms, lo-fi crust and occasional tape effects. And besides, the trio has taken such a low-key approach to its launch that without the archival hook it wouldn't be getting this modest level of attention – although the band certainly deserves it.


Dragoon (2) Discography


MR063 Dragoon (2) The Offending Party(CD, Album) Max Recordings MR063 US 2010 Sell This Version
Dragoon (2) This Galaxy Is But A Nursery (Album) LA's Fine USA & Canada 2013 Sell This Version