Dexter Poindexter is Tommy Komorowski. The young musician hails from the suburbs of Chicago and records pop gems in his parents’ basement.
Twenty-one year-old Komorowski has multiple self-released recordings, as well as a 2009 EP released by London’s WeePOP! Records. The Adventure EP was acclaimed by pop critics, garnering 5 stars from Norman Records and placed as No. 6 on the IndiePages 10 best EPs of 2009.
Komorowski draws inspiration from a number of influences including the guitar playing of Johnny Thunders, the vocals of Simon and Garfunkel and the lyrics of Adam Cox. His biggest inspiration is “… drawn from my love of Wheeling, Illinois, and how I feel living there, and the love for my friends.”
Silver Springs offers three new Dexter Poindexter tunes as Komorowski readies a full-length release on Nebraska’s Series Two Records. Silver Springs evokes the breezy playfulness of summer and a carefree, yet emotional, essence of youth.
RIYL: Hefner, Jeremy Jay, American Football, The Smittens, One Happy Island, Jens Lekman, WeePOP!
Norman Records said about Dexter Poindexter:
I was floored when I realized that this ‘outfit’ was, in fact, one person. Dexter Poindexter’s first release … seems like something a music veteran might have released; Perfect tight sound with melodies you feel like you heard before (in a very good way).
April 3, 2010: Feature on Dexter Poindexter on Even In The Future Nothing Works blog:
Dexter Poindexter is Tommy Komorowski. … Unlike the previous recommendations, Tommy is significantly different. Instead of having years under his belt, he has very few of those in music, but those years he has spent, already have been precious ones. To me, his music lightly evokes Lou Reed, Jens Lekman, Lloyd Cole, Felt and Klas.
EDIT: August 7, 2010: “Two Cracked Heels and a Ghost” featured on Burning World’s Pod Fodder:
This is a track from Dexter Poindexter’s new three track EP “Silver Springs” which is the latest in February Records series of free digital singles. This track is just pure summer all the way through, whatever that means.
EDIT: Aug. 16, 2010: Silver Springs reviewed on Beerandbands:
All 3 of these songs are excellent, it’s nice to see consistency in an EP, and considering Dexter Poindexter hasn’t released too much stuff so far, it’s very confident and reassured. There are artists who’ve been around for years who don’t make songs as catchy as this. I get the impression there might be even better to come from him. Bottomline, if you like your bands jangly, a little bit country, and full of joy and chorus that’ll stay with you, then this is right up your street.