The Dabs melt blistering percussion with badlands acid rock and serve it to Edmonton's local music scene. Front man/guitarist Jeremy Dabs has no trouble referring to himself and his comrades Ty (drums) and Zacula (bass) as astronauts of the psychedelic cosmos. Many veterans of the Canadian music scene will recognize the group as a fusion of grunge rockers, A Hundred Years, paired with the groovy surf tides of The Burnin' Sands. Combined, their talent has spread to over 200 shows across Canada including Boonstock, Mad Hatter Festival, Alberta's Own Festival, Road to Indie Week, Bret Hart's Rock for Dimes campaign. They don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
Jeremy Dabs and Ty Shabadab met when they were 14 and have always been friends due to similar musical influences like Tool and System of a Down. Jeremy describes, "I supported Ty with his music for over a decade. I never imagined we'd actually ever work together." Yet exactly 14 years later the two are beginning what could be described as the pinnacle of their musical careers. "I'm just here for the ride!" Zac explains his commitment to staying true to their roots in heavy stoner rock, and traditional DIY ethics.
Following a near fatal fire accident in 2014, Jeremy was lucky to be alive. "I don’t know if it was the morphine but I had many spiritual experiences during my hospital stay. I was shown by extra-dimensional beings what was truly important to me, and that is writing and playing live music. It sounds crazy, I know". Both Ty and Zacula couldn't agree more about celebrating life by traveling across the country to record the greatest stoner rock album of Canadian history out of legendary Metalwork's Studio. "I know we're really ambitious to keep this project as Canadian as possible, but that's just us. We're going to be touring mostly in Canada. It's our home," says Ty. The record is available now for download and will be available in physical copies in July 2015.