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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

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

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

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 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television’s best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon’s music talent booker. Way to go, person responsible for pointing those Studio 6B HD-cameras at our tag cloud: Bang the Fallon gong (btw, there should be a Fallon gong), a full 70% of this list come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am

Phoenix Cover Dylan, Get Remixed By Memory Tapes

Phoenix had a big 2009. The French group’s biggest appeal is their ability to craft ebullient, universally enjoyable pop hooks on the Grammy-nominated Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. (Which is one reason you hear their songs on so many commercials.) An important part of their sound is the layered, steamrolling vocal approach (Late Night and on record)… More »

By: brandon / January 27, 2010 - 9:05 am

Travis Morrison Grades Pitchfork

After P4K’s recent double egging of This Is Next, we went through our Rolodex for other artists who’ve received a 0.0 from the site. Since we’re no longer talking to Kiss, Jet, Bob Pollard, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, or Liz Phair, we dropped a line to our favorite ex-Dismemberment Planner and Javascript writer Travis Morrison to get… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2007 - 4:29 pm

New Travis Morrison – “As We Proceed” (And All Y’all Album Art/Stream)

Certain point-less reviews far behind and buried (mostly), time to lend a fresh set of ears to D-Plan man TravMo’s solo abilities. And thankfully, Travis’s done all the heavy lifting; preliminary spins of his forthcoming LP All Y’All reveal more to enjoy than just the ridiculous/wonderful album title. As always, he’s coming with broad and… More »

By: Stereogum / July 27, 2007 - 1:11 pm

Quit Your Day Job: Travis Morrison

For one happy decade Travis Morrison fronted unpindownable D.C. stage-crashers The Dismemberment Plan. After the quartet bowed out with a finale at the 9:30 Club in 2003, Morrison moved onto a solo career, releasing Travistan in 2004 and touring extensively with a backup band as Travis Morrison and the Hellfighters who, incidentally, are releasing a… More »

By: brandon / May 2, 2007 - 3:09 pm

New Travis Morrison – “Catch Up”

Travis’s solo debut Travistan may be the go-to answer at your indie rock trivia sessions, but that’s not keeping the soon-to-reunite Dismemberment Plan singer from soldiering on with another record. Unsurprisingly, P4K is watching his movements like a hawk (or a buzzard), pointing us to his MySpace for the first track from Morrison’s forthcoming album… More »

By: Stereogum / March 13, 2007 - 2:05 pm