It's been a waiting game, but Dopapod's latest studio release, Emit Time, is now out everywhere. Check it out on iTunes and Spotify. In addition, the band has released a limited edition vinyl LP and the pre-order is happening now: http://bit.ly/EmitTimeVinyl.
"We had a blast making Emit Time," keyboardist Eli Winderman fondly shares about the writing and recording for the album. "Our first priority after getting the band back together was to spend time developing some new music that we each worked on individually throughout the year."
After recording sessions in Denver and Philadelphia, Dopapod had new songs in hand, ready to mix. "It felt so great to come back to the band with a renewed perspective around the whole thing," continues Winderman. "Musically, it feels like we got back in touch with some of our original influences while still directing our sights forward to where the sound of the band is evolving."
The writing process for Emit Time differed from Dopapod's past efforts because each member – including guitarist Rob Compa, drummer Neal "Fro" Evans, and bassist Chuck Jones, in addition to Winderman – contributed songs they had individually worked on during the hiatus, creating a more collaborative writing environment. In addition, lyrics were a group effort for the first time.
"The album feels like a truly honest representation of us as a band at this point in time," Winderman elaborates. "The song selections are a combination of music freshly developed after our hiatus and selections from our repertoire that we hadn’t released yet."
In true Dopapod fashion, the album's title, Emit Time continues their theme of palindromic titles, but also represents the band giving, creating and emitting themselves time away to gain a greater perspective.
"Interestingly, we had been developing a semi-concept album about time and time travel before the hiatus," says Winderman. "It all came full circle when we combined the music we wrote after the break with the material already written."
Dopapod has a handful of upcoming festival plays scheduled throughout the summer. Find a full list of announced dates below and purchase tickets over at dopapod.com/tour.
Upcoming Tour Dates
6/7 - 6/9 - Stephentown, NY - Disc Jam
7/25 - 7/28 - Scranton, PA - Peach Music Festival
8/1 - 8/4 - Thornville, OH - The Werk Out