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.
We'll see you soon on one barricade or another.
XO The Dossier
It's been a hell of a dispiriting week--we don't need to explain why--and needless to say, today we're all living in a more dangerous world. But music's always been a genuine salvation and refuge for us, and that's only more the case now.
While you summon your steel and get your battle plan together, enjoy our curated electronic 'interludes' set that played between the acts at our recent live show celebrating the 10th Anniversary and final outing of SPLICE--we nod at a range of electronic music over the last 40 years to celebrate the eclectic nature of the party, which we were proud to spin at over the last several years.
From us to you: we're in this together.
We've been away from the stage for longer than we'd have liked, dutifully tightening the screws on a new LP--but we inevitably got the itch, decided to scratch, and rounded up some friends electric old and new to join us for an evening at The Bowery Electric in NYC Tuesday November 1.
We're live with an all-new set--a preview of much of the new record--joined by supreme commander of electro Maxx Klaxon, who presents his election-themed multimedia opus AUTHORITARIAN IDOL; dystopian analog synth-punk duo GHOST COP; and a special modular synth + visual performance by Chris Ianuzzi of I, Synthesist renown and Jeremy Slater. (You'll recognize Maxx and Chris as the founders and stewards of eclectic electronic salon SPLICE, for which The Dossier has DJ'd a number of times).
Doors 7:30pm, show at 8pm--$8 advance, $10 at the door, 21+. RSVP to the Facebook event page for more details and to let us know you'll be joining us after all this while. Spread the word and we'll see you Tuesday November 1.