We caught up with Dearly Beloved for a quick chat.
“We’ve been chased by dogs in Kiev. Cops in Portland. Cops kidnapped our drummer …”
Hi guys, how are you?
Today it would seem we all think we’re comedians.
In four words how would you describe the new album Admission?
Unapologetically dark rock and roll
What is the theme behind Admission, can you elucidate on how Admission relates to the album?
The title refers to the price of admission, which is a central theme.
Tell us what went in to making the new album?
We hired a producer for the first time … and wrote songs ahead of arriving at the recording studio, which we didn’t do on our last album, Enduro. We actually played some of the songs live a bunch as well. So it’s definitely the most pre-produced and produced album we’ve ever made, for better or for worse.
You’ve been on the road a lot recently, how do you find traveling together?
Very few things in life beat traveling with your friends playing shows every night. We cannot wait for this run with Bash & Pop and Dead Cuts.
“Admission is an unapologetically dark album. A reflection of the times and our experiences.”
Do you have any weird stories from the road?
Sure. Is seeing a white orb floating above the square in Hamburg weird? It floated up slowly until disappearing into the upper atmosphere. Don’t know what the hell it was but that was pretty weird.
We’ve been chased by dogs in Kiev. Cops in Portland. Cops kidnapped our drummer in Regina and gave him a starlight tour.
What’s been your favourite show of 2017?
Freiburg, Germany. No guitar player, flying by the seat of our pants covering parts on the bass and theremin without any rehearsal. Packed house. Best of times.
Musically where are Dearly Beloved going in future?
Well I bought a Moog Sub Phatty this week so we’ll have to see where that takes things. We’ve been tracking new ideas at 606 in LA and I’m looking forward to getting back there in August to experiment some more. I’d describe the new vibes as fresh. Upbeat. Definitely brighter. Admission is an unapologetically dark album. A reflection of the times and our experiences.