Dr. Pants have been described by their fans as a combination between Weezer and Tom Petty, with a healthy dose of They Might Be Giants and a pinch of Run-DMC. Intelligent, catchy songs rule the day, but quirkiness and the occasional white boy rap are in the mix, too.
Dr. Pants is the brainchild of David Broyles, a guitarist/vocalist/composer who has worn many hats in the Oklahoma City music scene over the last five years, including playing backup for his wife, singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford. With a songwriting style that borrowed initially from the Beatles, R.E.M. and They Might Be Giants, David's first musical ventures took shape in OKC in the early 90's, when he started releasing self-produced cassettes and playing acoustic shows in local coffeehouses. After moving to Santa Fe, NM for college in 1993, David quickly established himself in the Santa Fe coffeehouse scene, although within a year his style would start an evolutionary journey that brought into being the music that would become Dr. Pants. After releasing three more self-produced cassettes in college, and returning to OKC in the fall of 1999, David became much more focused on working with a band and thus, Dr. Pants was born. "Feezle Day", the debut Dr. Pants CD, was unleashed in 2000. A mind-blowing, lo-fi mix of power pop, folk, hip-hop, electronica and instrumental rock, this sprawling epic contained a total of 38 tracks on 2 CDs. The OKC music scene had never seen the likes of it, nor had they seen anything like their live shows, which were mixtures of straight ahead rock performance and whimsical theatrics.
Towards the end of 2001, David put Dr. Pants on hiatus, since all the other original members had departed, but resurrected it in 2004. Recording on their new album, GARDENING IN A TORNADO, commenced immediately, as well as a return to the stage. The album was finally released in 2006, and contains 13 new songs that (mostly) find Broyles returning to his songwriting roots. The album received universally positive reviews. At the end of 2007, GARDENING was named one of Music Connection’s top 25 demo recordings of the year, and the song “Doppelganger Rock” was named TRACK OF THE WEEK on Garageband.com, with a listener rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
This year, Dr. Pants has shared the stage with Trainwreck (featuring Kyle Gass of Tenacious D), K.C. Clifford, and Flyover-States. With a lineup that includes Kenneth Murray on guitar, Aaron Vasquez on bass, and phenomenal drummer Dustin Ragland, Dr. Pants is now ready to take on the world.
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