Dynamite Hack Preps For "Anyway," Weezer Tour

After scoring a summer hit with a breezy cover of N.W.A.'s "Boyz-N-The Hood," Dynamite Hack is getting ready to kick off its opening slot on the Weezer tour in New York City on Wednesday night.

The Austin, Texas-based band will use the high-profile outing to help push its new single, "Anyway." Two radically different versions of the song appear on the group's "Superfast" album: a full-tilt punkish workout and a piano-driven ballad sung by Emily Kate, the sister of Dynamite Hack frontman Mark Morris.

Morris recently told MTV Radio that he thought the gender differences in the two vocal interpretations of "Anyway" would help bring added weight to an otherwise simple breakup song.

"['Anyway'] is just a straightforward song about losing a girlfriend and being angry about it," Morris said. "We

have an acoustic

version of the track where I play the piano and my sister sings, and it's the prettiest song and the best song on the record, almost.

"I think we're gonna try and do a video where we [begin with] the acoustic one," he added, "and then have the rock one come after it to give people an idea of our dynamic range."

"Yeah, 'Dynamic Hack,'" joked guitarist Mark Vlahakis. [RealAudio]

"[My sister] sang in the choir," Morris said, "and she was

always the soloist in the Christmas play, and she would always

walk around the house and rub it in by looking at me and singing. Then I'd start singing and she'd go, 'Uh-uh. Nope.'"

"She did it in one take," Vlahakis recalled of the session. "It was one of the most amazing things. I was in the room, on the couch, sleeping, and she just nailed it. It was amazing. Just beautiful, really." [RealAudio]

Dynamite Hack is slated to open for Weezer for the next three weeks, and the tour will actually be a reunion of sorts, as Dynamite Hack hung out with Weezer's drummer, Pat Wilson, when the revitalized band was rehearsing songs for its new album (see [article id="1435196"]"Weezer Regrouping For Next LP, Tour"[/article]).

"We stayed next [door

to Wilson] when he was staying at

the Roosevelt Hotel in L.A.," Morris said reverently. "He was telling us all about the [new Weezer album]. He was with their new bass player. Rivers [Cuomo], Brian Bell, Pat Wilson, and their new bass player, [Mikey Welsh], were rehearsing on Hollywood Boulevard in some rehearsal studio to get their new album ready.

"I was just like, 'Oh, yeah,' 'cause I didn't want to kiss [Wilson's] ass too much," he continued, "'cause you don't want to walk up and go, 'Dude, you're my hero, man.' So, I was trying to be too cool."

"So you pace around him," Vlahakis interjected, "and

circle him

like a shark."

"And point at him and go, 'Whisper whisper whisper. That's Pat Wilson,'" [RealAudio] Morris said. "So, I got to meet Pat. We talked about 'Rushmore,' the movie, and he was real nervous. I had the 'Rushmore' soundtrack, and he goes, 'Isn't that a cool movie?' I said, 'Yeah, man, it really is.' Then he was like, 'OK, guys, I've got to go,' and he walked off."

"You could tell [he was nervous], because he was shifting a lot," he said. "I'd be nervous, too. I mean, look at me [Laughs]." [RealAudio]

Dates where you can catch Dynamite Hack playing live in August and September:

  • 8/23 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (w/ Weezer)
  • 8/24 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony (w/ Weezer)
  • 8/25 - Boston, MA @ Axis (w/ Weezer)
  • 8/26 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's (w/ Weezer)
  • 8/28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (w/ Weezer)
  • 8/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA (w/ Weezer)
  • 8/30 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon (w/ Weezer)
  • 8/31 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theater (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/1 - Buffalo, NY @ The Runway (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/2 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/3 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/5 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/6 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/7 - Columbia, MO @ Blue Note (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/8 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/10 - Austin, TX @ 101X Fest (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/11 - Houston, TX @ Numbers (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/12 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Live (w/ Weezer)
  • 9/14 - Nashville, TN @ WZPC Show
  • 9/15 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's (w/ Goldfinger)
  • 9/16 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues (w/ Goldfinger)
  • 9/17 - Chicago,
  • IL @ House Of Blues (w/ Goldfinger)

  • 9/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga (w/ Goldfinger)
  • 9/20 - Baltimore, MD @ TBA (w/ Goldfinger)
  • 9/21 - Virginia Beach, VA @ TBA (w/ Goldfinger)
  • 9/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA (w/ Goldfinger)
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