Call 252-64-DPLAN To Hear New Dismemberment Plan Song “Waiting”
The endlessly inventive DC postpunkers the Dismemberment Plan, one of my favorite bands of all time, have been back together and intermittently touring for a few years, and they recently announced some great news: There’s a new album coming. Uncanney Valley, the band’s fifth album, comes out in October, which feels like an eternity from now. But they’ve just picked a weird way to share “Waiting,” the album’s first single. If you dial 252-64-DPLAN, you can hear the song over your phone connection. It’s a shifty and nervous but bizarrely slick piece of indie-pop, and it’s got Travis Morrison in almost as wordy a zone as he was on “The Dismemberment Plan Get Rich.” Hearing it on a not-great phone connection is a uniquely frustrating experience, but it’s still better than not hearing a new D-Plan song. Give it a call. UPDATE: The song is on the internet now. Check it out below.
Uncanney Valley is out 10/15 on Partisan.