Dexter Romweber w/New Album

 

 

And he’s been in a movie
too!

 

By Brian Creech

 

 

Dex Romweber has been around. After a stint in Athens,
GA in the late 80’s and a featured spot in the
documentary “Athens:
Inside/out,” the former frontman for the world famous
psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo Flat Duo Jets, released his first of
nine albums in 1990.  He has been
showcased on MTV’s The Cutting Edge and 120 Minutes and has shared the stage
with dozens of other rock icons including Iggy Pop and the White Stripes.  But the 1990’s, being the rollicking time
they were Dex, are over, but the rock-a-billiy revivalist has been busy
readying “Ruins of Berlin” for a release on Tuesday, February 10th.

 

 

The new album was produced by John Plymale (Meat Puppets, Squirrel
Nut Zippers, Corrosion Of Conformity), and special guests include Cat Power,
Neko Case, Exene Cervenka and Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids. The
Dex Romweber Duo also features Dex’s sister Sara Romweber (Lets Active, Snatches
of Pink) on drums.

 

 

A press release from Bloodshoot, the duo’s label teases for a
tour with the following, “Expect massive touring in every populated area of the
planet in 2009, the Duo have vowed to shun sleep until every last fan of
grease-soaked, primitive proto-rock has heard songs from this new platter.”

 

 

 If Dexter is going on a
missionary trip to bring rawk to all the dark corners of the world, he’ll have
to put his recently launched acting career. 
His first role, in the new film Lake City
is in theaters now. Lake
City stars Sissy Spacek,
Keith Carradine, Rebecca Romjin and Drea de Matteo. Dex plays Frank, the
guitarist in Keith Carradine’s band, and he is joined in that combo by Dave
Matthews. This is probably the only time you’ll see these two in the same room,
let alone in the same band.

 

 

 

Ruins of Berlin Track Listing:

 

1. Lookout (featuring Rick Miller of Southern Culture On The
Skids)

2. Lovers Gold

3. Picture Of You

4. Love Letters (featuring Cat Power)

5. Cigarette Party

6. Camillias Gone

7. Lonesome Train (featuring Exene Cervenka)

8. People, Places And Things

9. Still Around (featuring Neko Case)

10. Ruins Of Berlin

11. Oh, Lovers Gone

12. Polish Work Song

13. Grey Skies

14. Is It Too Late?

 

 

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