There are plenty of interesting project bands, especially in the world of punk rock, with its multiple if not unpredictable
musical genre influences, odd cultural partnerships and a history as we make it approach to sound. dos - featuring Mike
Watt and Kira Roessler represents all of the these unlikely possibilities and much more as they carry with them the seminal
resonance of what many consider to be the touchstones in American independent music.
In the summer of 1985, Mike Watt was playing fulltime for The Minutemen. Kira Roessler, was the young bassist for the
prolific and iconic west coast punk band Black Flag. Mike and Kira began recording together in1985, as a bass duo into
Watt's four track. The collaboration spilled over onto what became the final studio album from The Minutemen - 3 Way Tie
There is no easy way to describe the events, some tragic and others inevitable, which fell upon this creative community
that year. Black Flag, broke up and Kira left California. 3 Way Tie For Last, was released to rave reviews and receptive
fans, just days before the death of founding member D. Boon. The unexpected loss of Mike Watt's life long best friend and
music partner, left him understandably distraught and he considered leaving music altogether. Thankfully, Kira and Mike
began corresponding with cassette tapes of bass tracks and vocals through the mail. Eventually, they wrote enough
material this way to formalize the band in 1986, playing their first show with Gone and releasing their debut - self titled
album. Since 1986, dos have released three albums.