THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will embark on tour in December with THURSDAY and FAKE PROBLEMS. The dates are as follows:
Dec. 04 - Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
Dec. 05 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Dec. 06 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
Dec. 07 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
Dec. 09 - Poplar Grove, IL - Chubby Rain House of Tunes
Dec. 10 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Dec. 11 - Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter
Dec. 12 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Dec. 14 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
Dec. 15 - Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
Dec. 16 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club Downstairs Lounge
Dec. 17 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Dec. 18 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Dec. 19 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN entered the studio on September 7 with producer Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, SEPULTURA) to begin recording the band's fourth studio album, "Option Paralysis". The CD will be released in early 2010 via Season Of Mist Records in collaboration with the band's brand new label, Party Smasher Inc.
The second in a series of webisodes featuring footage from the recording studio can be viewed below. The clip contains material that was shot during the second and third weeks of the recording process (September 14-28) and focuses primarily on guitar tracking.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN 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.'"
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman told U.K.'s Rock Sound magazine about the band's new material, "The music we are writing is influenced by the feelings I get when I hear and see the real evils of this world. Horrible things that make me really question if there is a God or not. This shit is not comfortable, the world is not comfortable, babies are getting raped in your town for God's sake. Young girls are being sold as sex slaves, but most people sitting at their computers downloading music don't want to know. They want to sit on a message board or play fantasy football while their mommy makes them a sandwich."