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A few short months after graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Doug arrived for his first day of work at the Crush Management offices in New York City donning a three-piece suit and briefcase. Although Crush Management is known for its high-profile acts (including Decaydance Records superstars Panic! At the Disco, Fall Out Boy, and Gym Class Heroes) Doug quickly realized that the music business wasn't all serious business and as he loosened up, his less-than-hidden talents became apparent to everyone in the office. Not surprisingly, Doug's boss, Bob McLynn (manager of Fall Out Boy), immediately grew frustrated--if not downright annoyed--with Doug’s breakout office performances as he enthusiastically (if not inappropriately) strummed his guitar between e-mails and loudly burst into song. Bob’s disapproval quickly changed however, when he realized that he could cash in on Doug's musical talents.
Shortly thereafter, an ultimatum was delivered: Doug was to record an album free of profit or lose his job with Crush. The result is the brilliantly smooth Does Decaydance, a 12-song jazz arrangement homage to the Decaydance artists Doug has grown to love (and envy) throughout his years at Crush. Featuring a full jazz ensemble complete with horns, drums, bass, piano, and Doug's own guitar and vocals, Does Decaydance covers everything from the top 10 single "Dance, Dance" (originally performed by Fall Out Boy) to "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)," the standout Cobra Starship single featured on the cult classic movie’s soundtrack. Sure to be a collector’s item for Decaydance fans and fans of jazz alike, Does Decaydance hit stores November 20th 2007.
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