There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
The Dismemberment Plan is gearing up to promote its new album, but before the group heads out on tour next month, frontman Travis Morrison is making a little noise with his other group—-that is, his other other group (no Hellfighters reunion yet!)—-The Burlies. The band, which also includes a few other D.C.-area indie rockers now residing in Brooklyn, released a new song and an accompanying lyric video (with German text!) today. The spastic, hard-charging “The Ocean” has a prison-gang chorus and playful Morrison vocals that get unhinged quickly; if you grew up loving both the Dismemberment Plan’s batshit early albums and, um, Killing Joke, get excited. The song is part of the group’s upcoming American Hairlines EP.
The band also includes Poor But Sexy‘s David Brown, Cataract Camp‘s Drew Butler, and The Diagnostics‘ Eric Farr—-and they’ve just announced a homecoming gig this Saturday at the Velvet Lounge, where they’re billed alongside Golden Looks and Butler’s band Railsplitter. That ish is $8 and starts at 9 p.m.