The Dwarves regrouped in 1997 and signed with Epitaph for The Dwarves Are Young and Good Looking and 2000’s frenetic and oddly melodic The Dwarves Come Clean (which featured the song “River City Rapist,” which the band offered to George Bush’s presidential campaign strategists on the basis of its chorus, “I want to rape the U.S.A.”), and 2004 saw a new contract with Sympathy for the Record Industry and a new album, The Dwarves Must Die.
The band’s recent activities have been more visual in nature, with two DVDs, the live Fuck You Up and Get Live in 2004 and the live/video doc FEFU in 2006. In between, the Dwarves self-released Greedy Boot 1 exclusively through their Web site (www.thedwarves.com), and frontman Blag Dahlia has since written and published his second novel, Nina.
What can we expect of the Dwarves in 2008? HeWhoMustNotBeNamed will be naked, Dahlia will shriek, the band will be skull-shatteringly loud. And there will be blood. And probably guts and pussy to boot.