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Dexter Tortoriello is a restless man. The former Chicago native gained attention the last few years alongside Megan Messina masterminding the band Houses together. With Houses taking a break at the moment, he's getting attention for his latest project; producing electronica as Dawn Golden.

Houses made soft and sombre indie pop with a subtle sinister edge. It appears that Dawn Golden aspires to kinda be the opposite of that; an idiosyncratic soundtrack to a night of insomnia in which the narrator seeks a human connection amidst a psychedelic fog of death metal inspired drum machine loops and trippy slowed down vocals. This new musical direction seems fitting since Tortoriello is candidly into bands like Neurosis and opened for Pelican during the Adventures in Modern Music festival at the Empty Bottle awhile ago. I find Houses to be pleasant, but I personally find his Dawn Golden project to be more dangerous, engaging and thats what appeals to me.

Check out Assorted Tracks, his makeshift mixtape of what he appropriately describes as sad bangers below.

Dawn Golden plays tomorrow, January 14th, at the House of Blues (329 N. Dearborn Street.) The Dead Woods and Makeshift Prodigy both open. The Deftones side-project, Crosses, headline. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased here.

 
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