About a decade ago, Travis Morrison was the frontman of the Dismemberment Plan, one of the greatest art-punk bands in Washington, D.C. history — and if you know anything about Washington, D.C. or art-punk, you know that saying that is saying something. But then the Dismemberment Plan broke up, Morrison released a couple of ill-received solo albums, and he more or less quit music. He moved up to New York and became Director of Commercial Development (whatever that is) for the Huffington Post. Then the Dismemberment Plan got back together, toured a bunch, and finally announced plans for Uncanney Valley, their first new album since 2001’s Change. We’ve already posted the first single “Waiting,” but maybe you should pay special attention to “Invisible,” the song that the band shared this morning. It’s about moving to a city where nobody knows your name, the fear and the ecstasy of the experience, and it’s beautiful. Listen below.
Uncanney Valley is out 10/15 on Partisan.