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Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual holiday spinoff, the Rock Potluck, about a decade ago. But Rock Lottery, which returns to Brooklyn for the fifth time this December with a star-studded lineup, actually had its root… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Q&A: The Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison On The Change Reissue, “Shake It Off,” And The Band’s Future

Today the Dismemberment Plan reissue Change, their fourth album and, until 2013’s reunion effort Uncanney Valley came along, their last. Originally released in 2001, Change was a coming-of-age record. Steering the band’s spazzy, rainbow-colored dance-punk into moodier, more muted territory, it marked their transition into something like full-fledged adulthood and served as a sighing finale… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 10:04 am

Ben Gibbard & Travis Morrison Talk Shop: Staying Off Twitter, Bad Festival Timeslots, & What Animal Collective’s Popularity Says About The State Of Music

Death Cab For Cutie and the Dismemberment Plan had a mutual respect for each other, so much so that they embarked on a joint Death And Dismemberment Tour in early 2002. This weekend sees the two bands reuniting on the same lineup for Chicago’s A.V. Fest, though they’ll be playing consecutive nights. In anticipation of… More »

By: James Rettig / September 4, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year’s festivities on 8/30-9/1 just came out. As usual, it’s a unique assembly of talent, not just a retread of your basic festival mainstay. A sampling of notable acts: Wu-Tang Clan (featuring… who knows?), the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014 - 9:46 am

Coachella 2014: The 9 Best Things From Saturday

I’m not crying, I just have a little dust in my eyes. No, really: Coachella’s second day was largely engulfed by a more manageable (but still annoying!) version of the dust storm that turned last year’s event hazardous. That said, I might actually be crying too because I missed the historic alignment of Nas and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 13, 2014 - 9:32 am

Watch The Dismemberment Plan Play Fallon

When D.C. postpunk greats the Dismemberment Plan first reunited nearly three years ago, one of their first stops was Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which was a fun headfuck for anyone who’d seen them play Fort Reno Park or an American Legion Hall once upon a time. Now that the reunion is an established thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2013 - 8:47 am

Turntable Interview: The Dismemberment Plan

As you may have heard, the Dismemberment Plan, the funky, funny, frenetic DC hardcore band, is back. Uncanney Valley, the band’s fifth album and their first since 2001, is out now and before heading out on tour, the Plan’s frontman Travis Morrison hopped up on to play some tunes including Nu Shooz and talk… More »

By: Melissa Locker / October 17, 2013 - 12:39 pm

The Dismemberment Plan – “Waiting” Video

Back in the day when every indie band stayed deathly serious at all times, twitchy D.C. postpunk greats remained stuck in permanent goofball mode, even when they were dealing with heavy shit. And now that they’re back together and they’ve just released Uncanney Valley, their first album in more than a decade, the D-Plan are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2013 - 11:27 am

Watch The Dismemberment Plan Cover Heart’s “Barracuda”

Their new album Uncanney Valley may not be the return to form that many of us were hoping for, but reunited D.C. postpunk greats the Dismemberment Plan remain one of the great live bands in the indie rock universe, and a ridiculously tight and versatile group of musicians. (Back in the day, they were the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2013 - 4:05 pm

Premature Evaluation: The Dismemberment Plan Uncanney Valley

Until now, the Dismemberment Plan’s discography has been a near-perfect chronicle of the arc from smartass youthful exuberance to quarter-life crisis to grown-up stability, culminating in the well-adjusted grace of 2001’s Change. And what follows such strides into adulthood but marriage, kids, day jobs, and a retreat from the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle (after some… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2013 - 4:32 pm

Watch Travis Morrison Strip Down “Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer” For Esquire

According to a questionable but oft-recycled musical proverb, the best songs can all be stripped down to just a singer and an acoustic guitar. In a recent Esquire Live Session, the Dismemberment Plan’s Travis Morrison puts that thesis to the test — with a slight tweak — by performing a rendition of “Daddy Was AMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 2, 2013 - 2:46 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There was a lot of exciting and new things for Stereogum this week. We finally heard the music Arcade Fire has been teasing and, even better, we welcomed our newest staff member (and old friend) Chris DeVille to the team. And what was one of the first things he did on-staff? Write long and thoughtfully… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2013 - 12:22 pm

The Dismemberment Plan – “Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer”

We are veering closer to the release of Uncanny Valley, the Dismemberment Plan’s first album since 2001’s Change. We’ve already heard “Waiting” and “Invisible” from the LP, but now we have “Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer,” which Chris, our resident D-Plan expert, and Scott agree is the best on the album. Get into it… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 10, 2013 - 4:29 pm

Travis Morrison Talks Tech Startup Shoutabl

Travis Morrison has been busy! Not only is he getting ready to drop the first Dismemberment Plan album in 12 years, but he’s also getting ready to put out the debut EP of his new band the Burlies. The newest project he’s taking on is a startup website called Shoutabl, which he (and his busine… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 30, 2013 - 4:12 pm

The Burlies – “The Ocean”

Not content with simply sitting back and enjoying the waves of attention directed at a new Dismemberment Plan album, Travis Morrison’s other band, the Burlies, has just released a new song, “The Ocean.” This band has quietly been playing shows and recording this summer, and this is their first release in anticipation of their debut,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 27, 2013 - 5:17 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It’s been awhile since an MP3 post has dominated the Most Commented list around these parts, but this week there were two. On Monday, Nine Inch Nails, after putting out two songs that harkened back to what made them initially hit, released “Everything,” an unadulterated alt-pop cut, and you guys had a lot to say. More »

By: Stereogum / August 23, 2013 - 12:43 pm

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2013 - 10:27 am

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2013 - 4:16 pm

The Dismemberment Plan Uncanney Valley Details

Fuck, man, good things keep happening today. Case in point: The Dismemberment Plan, the great twitchy D.C. post-punk quartet who happen to be one of my favorite bands of all time, are going to release a new album. The band broke up in 2003, and when they got back together in 2011 for a reunio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2013 - 11:13 am

The 10 Best Dismemberment Plan Songs

There will never be another Dismemberment Plan, which is why it’s so exciting that there will be another Dismemberment Plan album. Two years of slowly building momentum — a reissue, a tour, a wealth of new material — culminated in frontman Travis Morrison’s confirmation via Twitter last month that a new LP is almost complete. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2012 - 2:47 pm
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