Since stumbling upon blonde Kansan DRI and her Smoke Rings album late last year, we have taken every opportunity to bring her around and let people know that she is one of our favorite ladies in music right now. We had her at the FADER Fort in Texas this year where she played a keyboard with one hand and a beer with the other. She also performed at our Issue 54 party in a dollar sign minidress. And now we have this brand new video to debut for "Two Are One", the first song on Smoke Rings. It is soft and subtle, as usual, so we can't employ our usual ALL CAPS and "awesome jams" descriptors, but trust us, we are excited to have it. And we're also excited that the album is going to get re-released in October with a bonus remix EP. And as if all that weren't enough, Dri will be joining both Conor Oberst and Handsome Furs on their respective tours for some dates in July and August, so if our word is not bond enough, you can see for yourself how rad she is.
July 15, 2008