Kalamazoo, MI's Legendary Wings are back with the 2nd LP for
Dirtnap! Do You See improves upon the template set by their first
album (Making Paper Roses, Fall 2012), alternating bursts of
caffeinated punk-pop with mid-tempo jangly numbers, all served up
raw and catchy as hell.
Think fun, high energy music, but with enough melancholy in the
lyrics to keep this far from the realm of vapid party jams. While
this isn’t too far removed musically from some of the more
well-known bands on Dirtnap (think Denton, TX) there is an
unmistakable quality to Legendary Wings that makes them instantly
identifiable as hailing from the Midwest.
The band has kept busy since their debut album, touring the East
Coast, playing Gonerfest and the Dirtnap Records NYC Showcase, withmembers playing on well-received records by I Get Mynze and No
While Making Paper Roses was a sprawling 16 song epic, Do You
See goes for the opposite effect: at a relatively brief 10 song set,
this winds up being a tighter, more focused, more concise effort,
which really allows the top-notch songwriting (Seriously, listen to
the song Weather Advisory and tell us that wouldn’t be a monster
hit in a perfect world!) shine through.
Due to the fact that they don’t get out of the Midwest that often,
these guys are probably one of the more underrated bands on Dirtnap,but we are convinced that once Do You See gets out into the world,people are going to realize what we’ve known since they sent us
their first demo in the mail: Legendary Wings are one of the best