Published Mar 20, 2014The Dead Oceans roster has revealed its latest addition, Dub Thompson, with the duo set to make their debut for the label this spring. The project's first full-length, 9 Songs, hits retailers June 10.
A press release for the set notes that band members Matt Pulos and Evan Laffer recorded the set with Foxygen leader Jonathan Rado at a rented house in Bloomington, IN, and apparently the set is a bit of a genre-jumper. The album, oddly weighing in with only eight songs, is said to take influence from post-hardcore acts like Big Black, the krautrock sounds of Can and Kraftwerk, and the Fall.
Dub Thompson themselves note that their musical tastes stem from disparate sources, resulting in anything from "hook-filled noise rock" to "hypnotic bouts of doomy poetics."
"Most everyone who's in a group who's our age lives on the Internet," guitarist Pulos said in a statement. "The kinds of things that have shaped our band aren't anchored to any one time or place."
Down below, you'll find the lo-fi performance video supporting the almost Beck circa Mellow Gold-style groove of "Dograces." 9 Songs:
2. No Time
6. 9 Songs
7. Ash Wednesday
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