Critically acclaimed rockers THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will release their new album, "Option Paralysis", on March 23. The opus, recorded in Orange County, California with longtime collaborator/producer Steve Evetts (THE USED, GLASSJAW, EVERY TIME I DIE), will be the debut release for the band's brand new label Party Smasher Inc./Season Of Mist.
"Option Paralysis" track listing:
01. Farewell, Mona Lisa
02. Good Neighbor
03. Gold Teeth On A Bum
04. Crystal Morning
05. Endless Endings
07. Room Full Of Eyes
08. Chinese Whispers
09. I Wouldn't If You Didn't
10. Parasitic Twins
"Farewell, Mona Lisa" was premiered this past Christmas exclusively on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal. A low-quality recording of the song can now be heard in the YouTube clip below.
"Farewell, Mona Lisa" will be made available as a digital single on January 19.
According to guitarist Ben Weinman, "I Wouldn't if You Didn't" was one of the last songs written for the album, "taking DILLINGER to places [we] have never gone before." Meanwhile, "A Room Full of Eyes", which Ben dubs as a favorite on the album, is "one of the most intense songs we have ever written."
U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine recently reported that "Option Paralysis" will feature a guest appearance by 70-year-old Mike Garson, who has previously contributed to DAVID BOWIE's "Aladdin Sane" and NINE INCH NAILS' "The Fragile" albums.
Vocalist Greg Puciato previously stated about the band's new songs, "Wait 'til you hear what we've got for you now. The vibe when we recorded 'Ire Works' was defined by a feeling of struggle and hope and just staying alive in the face of almost falling apart, feeling triumphant in making it through the previous couple of years, and now the vibe is OK, now we're just gonna fuck everyone up.'"