Chicago-based five-piece, Dendrons are today returning with their new single, “Double Ending” which comes inline with news of the band’s signing to the esteemed label, Innovative Leisure (BADBADNOTGOOD, Nick Waterhouse, Ben Marc) alongside announcing their second album, 5-3-8 which is to be released on August 26, 2022. The new single arrives as a scintillating mesh of post-punk, Krautrock and outsider-pop, turning the dial on the sound of their previous album which found them opening for the likes of A Place to Bury Strangers, Omni, FRIGS and The KVB before having their momentum halted by the pandemic. Alongside the news of the new album, the band is announcing a headline tour June/July – full run of dates below.
5-3-8 – titled as a reference to the lyrical refrain that appears at a few points of the album of “Fifths, thirds, octaves only” – was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas and Highland Recording Studio in Phoenix, Arizona; it was produced by Tony Brant and Sonny Di Perri (Protomartyr, DIIV, Nine Inch Nails, Animal Collective, Emma Ruth Rundle, Dirty Projectors) before being mastered at Elysian Sound by Dave Cooley. “Double Ending” demonstrates the more muscular sound that the band is tapping into on this second outing, nodding to the sounds of Wire, Gang of Four and Swirlies.
Speaking about the single, Dane Jarvie of the band explains: “The basis of the song deals with concepts of monotony, drudgery of modern life and daily tasks, with ambiguous existential pay-offs, and the flexibility of truth and meaning depending on context.”