The Dismemberment Plan - "Invisible"

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.

Comments (6)
  1. Can’t tell if this song makes me want pancakes or if I’m just hungry for pancakes. Either way good song.

  2. Liked this a lot more than “Waiting.” Hopefully they’ll bust out some more new ones at Riot Fest Chicago next month.

    • Agreed. I’m a lot less worried about this album after hearing this. I’m not convinced that this is the next great DPlan album but I really enjoyed this track.

  3. Really enjoying this, but I’m a pretty big mark for the Plan. Also, I’ve recently returned to Morrison’s solo output and All Y’All is a damn great album. Really, severely underrated. Pitchfork really did some insane damage with their dick swinging.

  4. Prog rock making a comeback? – I’m all for it if it sounds this

  5. This chorus is straighter/cleaner/more obvious and sucker-punchy than their best stuff is, particularly in the music/melody department: there’s just not a ton happening comparatively. That said, it’s big and beautiful and I will take it.

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