This album is brilliance. I just don’t know what else to say. Many other reviewers have tried to describe how this album fits in with other Daniel Amos classics. I don’t even know how to start down that path. If you like Daniel Amos, you will probably love this album. If you have not been introduced to Daniel Amos, but have felt a need for intelligent alternative music that is Marianas Trench deep and heavily influenced by the greats of the 60s and 70s (without being derivative), then this is the disc you have to check out. Some have tried to figure out how this is album is a mixture of Motorcycle and Kalhoun and Mr. Buechner’s Dream – and to some degree they are correct. But Daniel Amos has always re-invented themselves with every album, and Dig Here is no exception. While there are nods to past DA albums, this is still another newly realized version. I know you have limited time and money like we all do, but you owe it to yourself to check this out. The cover art alone is a thing of beauty – a collage of fan submitted artwork based around the album title. Oh, and this is available on vinyl – but a very limited number. Don’t miss out.
[2013 Indpendent | Purchase: danielamos.com]