Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dallas Don Burnet rose to prominence during the vibrant Los Angeles music scene of the 1990’s, first as bassist with critically acclaimed post punk outfit, Thelonious Monster (signed to Capitol Records), then as drummer for singer-songwriter and Geffen recording artist Beck. In 1994, Burnet moved into the spotlight to front Lutefisk, the quintessential Silver Lake alt-rock band who would go on to release 2 records for the indie Bongload label, before signing with A&M. In 2009, Spin magazine declared Lutefisk to be one of the “100 greatest bands you’ve (probably) never heard of”.
Dallas Don Burnet
cancel my disappointment
Burnet's debut solo LP featers collection of recent songs as well as older works deemed “too soft and sweet” for his previous groups, “Cancel” features Burnet on vocals and most of the instruments, with help from a few other L.A. luminaries such as Greg Kurstin (Bird and the Bee), and Probyn Gregory (Brian Wilson band). On this release, Dallas Don trades crunch for jangle, and the songs brim with melody and harmony, with strings, keyboards, horns and harp adding to the guitars that bouy it all in a lush, orchestral “California pop” soundscape. Comparisons have been made to Grandaddy, David Bowie, Elliot Smith, and even ELO, but on this release Burnet creates a sound that nods to the past and lives in the moment, yet remains his own, proving why he’s long been considered “one of the best songwriters in Los Angeles”.