Iowa's own retro-soul group The Maytags have recently released their debut album, Love Lines, which was released on July 1st.
Love Lines has been met with a ton of praise, and is about the intensity of the end of relationships. Each member of the seven-piece band took part in writing the album. The band, consisting of Dustin Smith (Vocals, Guitar), Nick Leo (Keys), Sam Mogerman (Drums), Daniel Kreipke (Bass), Andy Poppen (Trumpet, Vocals), Tim Sanders (Saxophone, Vocals), and Ben Chappell (Lead Guitar), spent less than 30 hours hammering out the album in-studio. The gang is musically coordinated and fine-tuned after extended touring.
The Maytags have received praise from Talking Heads' David Byrne and a few publications such as Politico and The Atlantic. Smith's lyrics are a highlight of the album, referencing the culture of Des Moines, his hometown.
The Maytags are going to be going on a local Iowa tour to support the album. You can check out the dates right here!
The Maytags Tour Dates:
7/15 Camp Euforia Music Festival - Lone Tree, IA
7/22 Iowa City Summer Concert Series - Iowa City, IA
7/22 Yacht Club - Iowa City, IA
7/23 Beaverdale Bluegrass Festival - Des Moines, IA
7/29 Woolys - Des Moines, IA
8/7 Prairie Moon Winery & Alluvial Brewery - Ames, IA
8/12 Redstone Room - Davenport, IA (The Maytags Album Release Show)
8/13 The Octopus - Cedar Falls, IA
9/18 Maximum Ames Music Festival - Ames, IA
9/24 Waverly Festival - Waverly, IA