The Dismemberment Plan
are one of the most innovative indie rock bands of all time, which is why it comes as no surprise that their method of choice for releasing a new song is by having fans dial a phone number.
"Waiting" is a track off of the upcoming Uncanney Valley
, the band's first record since reuniting and first since 2001's Change
. "Waiting" gets right into a textbook D-Plan funk groove, complete with an interesting underlying guitar line and "Ellen and Ben"-like bursts of sound. Travis Morrison's smart lyrics are delivered in his slightly talk-y yet somehow melodic tone, and all of "Waiting" is backed by Joe Easley's high-speed, hi-hat-centric drumming. This "Soon To Be Ex-Quaker"
(future UPenn alum) can't wait for the release of Uncanney Valley
is scheduled to release October 15th on Partisan Records.