I Dont Know How But They Found Me - Razzmatazz [Orange Swirl FYE Exclusive Vinyl]
Debut album limited to 500 units
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I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME is the new project led by frontman, multi-instrumentalist, and mastermind Dallon Weekes. The group has yet to release their debut album but already have a string of hit singles under their belt including “Choke”, which clocked over 42 million Spotify streams and “Do It All The Time”, which posted up 22 million Spotify streams as well as a debut EP, 1981 Extended Play that impressively bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums Chart. They have earned acclaim from Ones To Watch, DIY Magazine, Alternative Press, and graced the cover of Rock Sound, the magazine proclaimed iDKHOW, “the hottest unsigned band in the world.”
Dallon Weekes made waves in Panic! At The Disco from 2009-2018, touring around the world and picking up Gold and Platinum plaques as a key songwriter on the chart-topping Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! and more. In 2016, he introduced I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME at a small show in Los Angeles before denying its existence for months to follow. The project formally revealed itself prior to hitting the road and performing on the mainstage at UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals as well as sharing stages with the likes of Twenty One Pilots, The 1975, Billie Eilish, The Killers, The National and Blink 182, just to name a few.
With a curated storyline - I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME was initially believed to have been a band from 30 plus years ago that never got their big break. A band that time forgot. But in 2017, an anonymous donor began to release recovered video footage of I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME. The videos, released out of chronological order, span the years 1964 to 1983 and hint to a different story than that of a band lost to obscurity. As this footage of iDKHOW has surfaced in the past three years, fans, music historians and conspiracy theorists have converged on internet platforms to debate the story of I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME.
I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME full-length debut, Razzmatazz will be released on Fearless Records on Oct 16.
Dallon wrote what would become Razzmatazz out of his own studio in Salt Lake City, UT. Working with producer Tim Pagnotta, he fine-tuned and finalized the vision in early 2020.
iDKHOW introduces the album with the single and opener “Leave Me Alone.” A bold bass line holds down funky riffs as a talkbox warbles through handclaps. Over this backdrop, Dallon’s spunky delivery climaxes on a slippery send-off, “Now I want you to leave me alone,” as strings resound.
Meanwhile, fuzzy bass, saxophones, and piano comingle on the title track “Razzmatazz.” Falsetto rings out on a heavenly chorus as he sings, “Let’s go paint the town on our way home, the blinking lights are breaking bones…and there you have that good old-fashioned razzmatazz.”
iDKHOW initially teased the album from the stage by performing the luminous and lush “Lights Out” on tour. Among many standouts, gorgeous piano punctuated by sleigh bells offsets cheeky and clever lyrics on “Nobody Likes The Opening Band.”
1. Leave Me Alone
3. Mad IQs
4. Nobody Likes The Opening Band
5. New Invention
6. From The Gallows
8. Sugar Pills
9. Kiss Goodnight
10. Lights Go Down
11. Need You Here
13. Tomorrow People