Saturday
Jan062018

HOW TO DISAPPEAR (BUT NOT COMPLETELY)

A relatively undercover year for The Dossier, as we continued work on our next LP, grappled with the usual existential distractions, and took a deep dive into extracurriculars--writing, recording, remixing, and producing with and for other camps.

Chief of those was the far-flung electronic collective Trade Secrets, with whom we collaborated on the debut single Only You from their Golden Life EP; remixed second single Deaux, featuring French pop chanteur Peka; and co-wrote and performed on the forthcoming track Broken Instincts.

Longstanding comrades The Mystic Underground got a martial rework of their single Those Evil Urges, with other remixes and collaborations in the pipe. Some ill-timed health issues saw us treading the live boards less than we'd have liked, but we shared the stage with the excellent Ghost Cop and Panama Papers.

For the new year we've got singles on the brain--offerings that stand up and announce themselves to us from the gestating LP and answer our overwhelming desire to break ranks and share new material after so much time in the laboratory.

Come play with us across our social accounts and stay up to date: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Here's to 2018, new independent music, seeing this inane fool out of office, and the never-ending war of art--see you soon.

Saturday
Oct142017

TRICKS OF THE TRADE

Back at work--details incoming. 

Wednesday
Jul122017

SOUNDCHECK

It's in my brain now, etc. Back after a little tune-up of the antennae.

Sunday
Apr302017

SOUTH OF THE BORDER

We're pleased to make our live return under the banner of Scenic NYC, for our money the best independent booker in town--Friday May 19th in the Safari Room at Brooklyn's El Cortez.

We'll be playing tunes off our forthcoming record along with some old favorites, joined onstage by the sunny house vibes of Panama Papers and the avant-electropop of Prima Primo.

Get advance tix here and RSVP/share on Facebook--looking foward to seeing you there.

Sunday
Mar052017

ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU

 

While working on a new record of our own we always welcome an interesting extracurricular here or there--particularly when the invitation comes from FJ DeSanto, a long-time musical comrade and collaborator with whom we've worked numerous times via his Hypefactor alias.

FJ's production and remix outfit Trade Secrets (who reworked our own Let Your Heart Speak My Name to gorgeous effect) has evolved into an electronic salon of sorts--numerous musicians united under the banner of FJ's stewardship to contribute to the release of Golden Life, a record inspired by his journeys to Tokyo and his year quietly battling a life-threatening illness.

The Dossier was priveleged to co-write and perform on the initial offering from the EP, the neon-lit and darkly romantic 'Only You'. The taster track is available to stream now with a single package featuring remixes (including work from fellow TS collaborator Peka) in the works and the full EP to follow via Distortion Productions in the spring.

Everyone involved in this project (and plenty beyond) can testify to FJ's firm friendship, fandom, artistry, and passion for music--a 'golden life' distilled in eclectic and beautiful fashion on this new record. We'll keep you posted on the full release dates and hope you will check it out.

Read more at ReGen.

Thursday
Feb022017

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Like many of you, we've been reeling from the situation here in the US, grappling with the unfortunate new reality of our child-in-chief and the vipers that surround him--his temper-tantrum barrage of bogus 'executive orders' has inflamed the world, and a brazen, thuggish atmosphere of intimidation and knuckle-dragging stupidity has suddenly become the new normal.

At the same time we've been stirred and encouraged by the protests here in New York City, from Fifth Avenue to JFK, and in cities across the country--regular folks galvanized by pure shock into political action, plenty for the first time in their lives.

Much to process; much to plan.

That climate can't help but find its way into your work--and we've been working. A full-length LP is in various stages of completion--certain songs gettling last coats of paint, others being reworked from the ground up--but we're hoping to share the first fruits of those efforts in the coming months, newly skewed in light of the speculative-fiction reality we all now occupy.

Political--and the personal as political.

It always is.

We're also keen to get back out on the stage and road-test this new material, with an emphasis on playing places we've never been.

So apologies for the extended silence and rest assured we're on the case. If little else this stark sort of era reminds you that nothing is promised and nothing is written--you, we, make the world.

Keep up with us on our social media fronts where you'll find more day-to-day updates and it's easier for us to communicate and collaborate: Instagram, TwitterFacebook.

We'll see you soon on one barricade or another.

XO The Dossier