Dexter Danger’s first release, the “It’s Not Pretty Being Easy” EP turns 20 this month! Building on the groundwork of Spoiled Rotten (the band’s former name), Aymen Trouble, Sean McKnight, and Josh Curmi introduced Dexter Danger to what would eventually become a global audience before the band’s indefinite hiatus in 2006.
The EP was recorded at the Art of Ears studio in Hayward, California with the legendary punk recording engineer Andy Ernst who recorded and produced the early albums of Bay Area punk powerhouses like Green Day, Rancid, and AFI. Driven by a D.I.Y. spirit, the band sold Dexter Danger buttons, patches, stickers at shows to foot the recording bill.
While the group developed a large and loyal following across the Bay Area with regular performances at venues like Slim’s and the Great American Music Hall, “It’s Not Pretty Being Easy” caught the attention of the largest Bay Area modern rock radio station Live 105 KITS 105.3 FM and received regular airplay on the station’s popular weekly program “Local Lounge.”
Only 500 physical copies of the EP were produced which makes it an elusive find for Dexter Danger fans. Thanks to this great little invention called the Internet, we’re able to share “It’s Not Pretty Being Easy” with you without needing a physical copy of the EP! Can you imagine that?
Our EP Written In Blood was released 16 years ago today! This release probably reached more people than any of our albums. We toured heavily for this EP and introduced Dexter Danger to the United States with multiple national tours. It was our first album sold in record stores (remember those?) across the U.S. and even Japan! Written In Blood was the torch that lit Dexter Danger’s trailblazing career. Thank you all for making this project possible and for your continued support almost two decades later. 🔥
Today is Dexter Danger’s 16th birthday! But before Dexter Danger, there was Spoiled Rotten, so to celebrate, we’re gifting you something super special – free streaming of Spoiled Rotten’s EP “Give Up Growing Up” at dexterdanger.bandcamp.com!
After 11 long years, we are excited to announce that we are releasing new music! Pick up our new EP “Lucky Strike / Hey Sunshine” on Wednesday, July 27, exclusively on Bandcamp! dexterdanger.bandcamp.com
Wanna be the first to get our new EP? We now have it up for pre-order at dexterdanger.bandcamp.com for only $2! Everyone who pre-orders will have the EP automatically sent to their e-mail inbox at midnight on Wednesday, July 27!
And if you really wanna be ahead of the game, you can also pre-order the Limited Edition CD of “Lucky Strike / Hey Sunshine” which comes with our Sweet Sixteen Zine and ships on August 31!