Dot Dash


Terry Banks

Dot Dash’s new album Proto Retro, the band’s sixth long player, is out now on The Beautiful Music. It’s the label’s 42nd release.

Coming off of 2016’s amped-up, fuzzed-out Searchlights, the 12 track Proto Retro sees Dot Dash taking a poppier, janglier direction but one that retains the punky, garagey energy that has marked the band’s previous releases. Proto Retro was recorded at Inner Ear and The Bastille in Arlington, Virginia and produced by Geoff Sanoff (Lloyd Cole, Darlene Love, Television.)

Dot Dash is a Washington D.C.-based trio — Terry Banks (guitar & vocals), Hunter Bennett (bass), and Danny Ingram (drums.) Ex-bands within the Dot Dash orbit include power-poppy indie rockers Julie Ocean; harDCore pioneers Youth Brigade and The Untouchables; indiepoppers The Saturday People, Tree Fort Angst, Glo-Worm, and St. Christopher; plus Swervedriver and Strange Boutique.

Along the way, Dot Dash has played shows with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Richard Lloyd (ex-Television), The B-52s, The Monochrome Set, The Psychedelic Furs, The Chameleons, The Dickies, Ash, Hugh Cornwell (ex-Stranglers), The Clientele, Stiff Little Fingers, The Godfathers, The Bats, Ian Hunter (ex-Mott The Hoople), The Fleshtones, Urge Overkill, Glen Matlock (ex-Sex Pistols), The Drums, Ultimate Painting, The Trashcan Sinatras, Sylvain Sylvain (ex-New York Dolls), Drivin’n’Cryin, Frankie Rose, Tommy Keene, The Empty Hearts, Wussy, Matt Pond PA, Moon Duo, Terry Malts, Soulside, Jack Grisham (TSOL), Wax Idols, Chris Stamey (ex-dB’s), Allo Darlin’, The Supersuckers, Adam Franklin (Swervedriver), X___X, The Explorers Club, D.O.A., Elf Power, Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Eternal Summers & lots of other rocking combos.


Dot Dash Madman in the Rain

Forever Far Out
Space Junk, Satellites
Tense & Nervous
Animal Stone
Madman in the Rain
Trip Over Clouds
Lonesome Sound
Everything = Dust
Dead Gone

Dot Dash Proto Retro

Unfair Weather
Dead Letter Rays
Parachute Powerline
Tamed a Wild Beast
Triple Rainbow
Fast Parade
World's Last Payphone
Green on Red
Run & Duck for Cover
Sun + Moon = Disguise

Dot Dash Searchlights

Dumb Entertainment
Lonely Serenade
10,000 Days
Wishing Star
The Infinite
Summer Light
Dance on Broken Glass
Woke up Saturday Night
Holly Garland
Something in-Between
Daddy Long Legs
Fading Out
In the End

Dot Dash Earthquakes & Tidal Waves

The Winter of Discontent
Satellite (Far Out)
Walls Closing In
Transparent Disguise
Thru The Dark
Sleep, Sleep

Dot Dash Half-Remembered Dream

(Here's to) The Ghosts of The Past
Hands of Time
11th Hour
Do Re Mi
Broken Halo
Shopworn Excuse
Fiction Section
A Light in The Distance
The Sound in Shells

Dot Dash Winter Garden Light

Two Octobers
Writing On The Wall
La-La Land
Live To Tell
The Past Is Another Country
Shouting In The Rain
The Devil's Road

Dot Dash spark>flame>ember>ash

The Color and The Sound
There and Back Again Lane
Learn How To Fly
That Was Now, This Is Then
No Reverie
I'm Going Home
A Straight Line
Alright, Alright
Seconds In A Day