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Listen: The Dismemberment Plan – 'Invisible'

22 August 2013, 16:08 | Written by Thomas Hannan

Twelve years since the release of their last album, The Dismemberment Plan are doing this whole reunion thing the right way – by making a new record that stands proud alongside previous masterpieces like Change and Emergency & I. It’s the Dinosaur Jr model, if you will.


‘Invisible’, the second track to be thus far lifted from the forthcoming Uncanney Valley, finds singer Travis Morrison mining the classic D-Plan topic of isolation in a metropolis. It centres on his move from the band’s hometown of Washington to Brooklyn, and the realisation that New York gives just as little of a crap about him as D.C. ever did (“I thought I’d be working in Midtown all winter, now I’m biting my nails and calling it dinner”, he sighs). Musically, it’s one of the band’s darker turns, with agitated string loops and a cloud of distant synths brilliantly tiptoeing a line between menace and elegance.

Uncanney Valley is released on October 14th on Partisan Records.

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