The trickles, they keep coming: Today, Dismemberment Plan released another song from its anticipated forthcoming album, Uncanney Valley. “Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer,” a kind of blue number about a guy who gives up cuttin’ a rug when he becomes a father, takes on the same sneaky complexity of any great D-Plan song: While Travis Morrison delivers the nicely written dad story in his customary windshield-clear talk-sing, drummer (and NASA engineer) Joe Easley sounds like he’s banging out math problems. As one commenter on Soundcloud says, “There’s the goods. Them DRUMS.”
This is the third track the band has released from the new album, which drops Oct. 15. (Listen to the other tunes, “Waiting” and “Invisible,” in the Arts Desk archives.) A reminder: Dismemberment Plan plays two shows at 9:30 Club in October, one with Deleted Scenes and another with Paint Branch.
Listen to “Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer” below.