DOPAMINES, THE: Tales of Interest: LP

Aug 16, 2017

This record brought me back to the first time I heard of this band, when I got a CD-R of their first record to review, all the way back in 2008. Having never heard of them, I wasn’t expecting too much. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. I was lucky enough to catch them live a couple times afterwards—once at Insubordination Fest, where their performance later became immortalized on video, then a few years later in Boston at the original Starlab (since torn down). Five years after their last record, the band is back. Thankfully, they haven’t lost a step with the downtime. “Common Rue” and “Heartbeaten by the Police” show the band growing as songwriters. But don’t panic, they still know how to have fun. Welcome back boys, we missed you. –Sean Koepenick (Rad Girlfriend, [email protected])