The Faint – “Dress Code” (Stereogum Premiere)

Dance-punk OGs the Faint have a new album called Doom Abuse coming out soon, and the first two songs were as dark and punishing as that title suggests while still giving off a whiff of whimsy. “Dress Code,” another song from the record, turns up the whimsy significantly, to the point that its spastic synths and playful robotic gurgles could pass for Devo. It’s fun, so listen to it below.

Doom Abuse is coming 4/8 on SQE Music. Pre-order it on vinyl or CD, and check out the Faint on tour all over the US this spring:

4/24 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
4/25 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
4/26 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
4/27 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
4/30 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
5/1 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
5/2 Austin, TX @ The Belmont
5/3 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom
5/6 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
5/7 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
5/9 Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live
5/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven
5/13 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
5/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Willamsburg
5/16 Boston, MA @ Royale NightClub
5/17 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/19 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/22 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/23 Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
5/27 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
5/28 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
5/30 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
5/31 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
6/1 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/2 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/5 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
6/6 Los Angeles,, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
6/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
6/8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
6/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
6/12 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
6/13 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

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