Tuesday, September 14, 2010
[pitchfork.com] Back in the late 90s and early 00s, the twitchy Washington, DC post-punkers the Dismemberment Plan were one of the most deliriously awesome live bands on the planet, with every show turning into a massively cathartic dance party. The D-Plan broke up in 2003, and other than a pair of 2007 benefit reunion shows, they haven't done anything since then. But come January, the band will reunite for a quick East Coast tour, as The Washington Post reports. At least a few of us will get to experience that delirium again. Dates below.
On January 11, Barsuk will reissue the band's 1999 masterpiece Emergency & I as a double LP, complete with an oral history of the record by The Onion's Josh Modell. The reissue will include four bonus tracks: "The Dismemberment Plan Gets Rich", "Just Like You", "Since You Died", and "The First Anniversary of Your Last Phone Call".
The band seems to be leaving the door open for more awesomeness. Bassist Eric Axelson tells the Post, "We're not planning a new record. But we're doing these shows and taking it day to day after that."
The Dismemberment Plan:
01-21 Washington, DC - Black Cat
01-22 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
01-27 Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
01-28 Boston, MA - Paradise
01-29 New York, NY - Webster Hall
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:48 AM