don’t get lemon – “D.I.E.I.N.T.H.E.U.S.A.”


A nocturnal anthem with a consuming soundscape, “D.I.E.I.N.T.H.E.U.S.A.” is a new track from Texas-based band don’t get lemon. A steadily murky vocal delivery finds solace alongside serenely chugging bass and lustrous synth tones. The driving vocal brooding, lamenting about the world’s inevitable demise, leads into a shimmering synth injection just past the one-minute mark. The vocals take a momentary reprieve here, as the gently pulsing bass and soaring synths resemble a more laid-back Future Islands. An additional percussive clank emerges upon the vocals’ re-emergence, the additions adding bursts of effervescence to the sludgy warmth of the instrumentation. “D.I.E.I.N.T.H.E.U.S.A.” impresses with its atmospheric aesthetic and melodic drive.

The track represents the second of three singles from the band’s upcoming full-length debut, Hyper Hollow Heaven, releasing on March 26th via à La Carte Records.

The band says the following about the album

“It’s bigger and more anthemic at times, yet softer and more introspective at others. With Hyper Hollow Heaven we were able to further expand on motifs and recurring themes that we had touched on before, but are now able to become more fleshed out in the album format, which is a big reason we wanted to release an album, instead of say constantly putting out singles, which is usually more beneficial for bands of our size.”

They elaborate on “D.I.E.I.N.T.H.E.U.S.A.” specifically:

“I think it’s one of the most representative songs of the album for us, both musically and lyrically. It has the “heatwave” sound that we are trying to trademark, incorporating a warmth and a tropical beat. It was also selected because it’s an earworm. It has two anthemic choruses basically. Lyrically the song is about the inevitable end due to climate change, it’s both surreal and comical at times, but also romantically strives to find beauty and peace in the end.”

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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