Montreal Art-Rockers Dresser Announce Debut Album 'Seventeen Blocks and Then Some'
Listen to lead single "Bystand" now
Published May 04, 2021It's been two and a half years since Montreal art-rock trio Dresser dropped their self-titled EP, and they've finally announced a follow-up. Seventeen Block and Then Some, their debut full-length album, is set to be released on June 4, and the band have just shared a first taste of the new LP.
"Bystand" zips by with spindly riffs and Finn Dalbeth's yelping vocals, reminiscent of storied locals Ought, before amping up into a tight post-punk climax. According to the band, "'Bystand' explores a common moral dilemma faced by many an urbanite: to see and not to act. The song centres itself in the momentary calculation that occurs when witnessing something distressing, and the internal conflict resulting from a passive response. 'Bystand' offers no conclusions but simply serves to air out feelings of urban malaise."
The new tune comes accompanied by a new video featuring a looping, 13-second animation by Liam Hamilton. The video's hypnotic, shifting scenes of mysterious figures and plants mirrors the song's locked-in grooves.
Watch "Bystand" and find more information on Seventeen Blocks and Then Some below.
Seventeen Blocks and Then Some:
7. Post Office
9. Hands Off