Every time a beloved band reunites for live shows, some amount of
will-they-or-won’t-they speculation starts about the possibility they’ll
write new songs together. Sometimes, as with Pavement’s victory lap a
couple of years ago, they don’t. Other times — just look at Blur’s new single!
— they do, with varying amounts of behind-the-scenes drama. Awesomely,
and unexpectedly, the Dismemberment Plan’s homecoming has fallen into
the latter camp.
The reunited Washington, D.C. indie rockers played eight — yes, eight
— new songs at two shows over the weekend in Baltimore and
Fredericksburg, Virginia. Video footage has surfaced of six of the new
tunes, the band’s first since 2001’s Change. And D-Plan frontman Travis Morrison has posted
on Facebook that we haven’t heard the last of their new material. “We
have a bunch more coming so we’re going back to the lab to work on brand
new ones and tweak these,” he writes. “No plans for recording as of
yet, although certainly those conversations are happening now.”
Read more at Spin.