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The Dose Premiere “Vervain” Music Video

The Dose—Indio Downey on vocals/guitar and Ralph Alexander on drums—are putting the finishing touches on their debut album.

The Dose—Indio Downey on vocals/guitar and Ralph Alexander on drums—are putting the finishing touches on their debut album. (Image credit: Allie Snow)

Today, Guitar World has teamed up with LA-based rockers the Dose—singer/guitarist Indio Downey and drummer Ralph Alexander—to premiere their new music video, “Vervain.” You can check out the clip, which was directed by Jake Stark, below. The song is from the duo's upcoming debut album, which—according to most reports—is almost completed. The disc was produced by Keith Nelson (Buckcherry) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Soundgarden). If "Vervain" is any indication, the album should offer a healthy dose—pun intended—of Nineties-inspired firepower.

“I remember the place where we shot it smelled like roses," Downey tells us. "That's odd because it looked like a bomb shelter and ironic because ‘a rose, a rose,’ is a lyric in the song.”

The Dose just came off a West Coast club tour and will be announcing summer shows very soon. This fall they’ll share the stage with Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, System of a Down and more at the Louder Than Life and Aftershock festivals. Keep an eye out for these guys.

"Vervain" is available now. For more about the Dose, check out thedoseband.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.