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Why fuck with Bandcamp when you can rock a hotline? You can listen to a new Dismemberment Plan song—-in fact, the first new studio song from the band in, oh, 12 years—-by calling a phone number that the reunited D.C. indie rockers have posted to their website. If you’ve seen this torso—-an extra from the Magna Carta…Holy Grail photo shoot, maybe?—-the band wants you to call 252-64-DPLAN.
In fact, what you hear when you call the number is “Waiting,” the second song from Uncanney Valley, the group’s forthcoming fifth studio album, which is out on Oct. 15. It’s a slightly jittery, low-sizzle indie-pop tune that begins with a lyric longtime fans of the band should appreciate: “Well, look who it is,” sings frontman Travis Morrison. “Been a little while since you’ve been up in my biz.”
Update, 2:20 p.m. Well, here’s the provenance of that torso. Apparently during the Plan’s show at Eyeclopes in Fredericksburg last year, the thing ended up on Morrison’s head.
Update, July 16, 1:50 p.m. The song has been posted on Soundcloud. Stream it below.
Photo by Shervin Lainez, courtesy the Dismemberment Plan