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The Damnwells are:
David Chernis ~ Guitar
Alex Dezen ~ Vocals/Guitar
Ted Hudson ~ Bass/Back up Vocals
Steven Terry ~ Drums/Back up Vocals

As the summer is now officially hitting the home stretch and we hit the slow, lazy days of August, bands like the Damnwells bring us back to a simpler time in our lives. A time where heading back to college was a few weeks away and all the special summer moments start turning into memories. I don't think comparisons to bands like the Goo Goo Dolls will gain them any cred points, but that's what we're hearing here. And we have no shame admitting that we totally love it.

The band has a new album coming out and are celebrating the release at the Knitting Factory tomorrow night. Have a listen on Myspace. Now, if you'll excuse us, we need to go move "City of Angels" to the top of our Netflix queue.

Are you in a local band that deserves this city's attention? Have you discovered a group that needs to be noticed? Email us at jeff@gothamist.com, we're always looking to hear something new.