Playlists Featuring Dean

2020 has been a challenging year globally, and this forced isolation got me thinking about 2012: another but more personally difficult year. My band, Rio Specter, had just broken up. My wife and I were flat-broke, so I joined the military.

Everything felt uncertain as I waited to ship out for basic training, but the anxious mood was great for creativity. The Garden was my first foray into self-recording, and the tracks came out kind of Lo-Fi compared to my past work, so I buried the album. But now, time and distance have given me perspective: The Garden is a ritual experience, Creation sounds like a king’s court, and I like the bendy guitar solo at the end of Chaos.

I’ve decided to distribute my album, The Garden, to all digital major music distributors. Follow the links below to your streaming platform of choice and give my album a listen!