Album Premiere: Dispatch Re-energizes for ‘Circles Around the Sun’
Click to listen to Dispatch’s album ‘Circles Around the Sun’
Dispatch have been been away for quite some time, but on Circles Around the Sun, the roots-rockers get re-energized for their first studio full-length in over a decade. The opening title track churns forward with folk-rock force, rowdy energy and an uplifting, pastoral sound, while “Sign of the Times” takes a darker, quieter route with unsettling rhythmic chords and ghost-like vocals. Penultimate track “We Hold a Gun” finds the band exploring a more psychedelic, prog-rock sound, ambling through gentle prairie melodies and slowly building into a hazy climax of overpowering guitar textures before it fades away.
Circles Around the Sun is scheduled for an August 21st release. Dispatch will kick off a North American tour on September 20th in Vancouver. One dollar for each concert ticket sold will benefit Dispatch’s charity, Ampifying Education.