Dopapod surprised listeners on Saturday when they released a new single, “Dracula’s Monk”, out of the blue. The six-minute composition comes prior to any official announcement of a new album in the works, but leads one to believe that a statement from the band isn’t far behind.

The song opens with a jazz-infused instrumental waltz that reeks of the influence of guitarist Rob Compa‘s jazz trio RCA, as well as keyboardist Eli Winderman‘s side project Octave Cat. Just as the listener becomes accustomed to this new sound, Dopapod dives straight into the progressive jam-rock elements that fans have come to identify the band with. Featuring head-banging guitar riffs and intense synth work, the song shows huge potential for live improvisation before even the halfway mark. “Dracula’s Monk” goes on to straddle the line between textbook Dopapod progressive jams, and more classic influences until breaking off at the tail end of a blistering guitar solo.

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Listen to “Dracula’s Monk”, the latest track from Dopapod, on Spotify.

Dopapod – “Dracula’s Monk”

Dopapod continues their tour on Friday, February 28th with a show at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH. After that, the tour will remain in the Eastern U.S., with shows in New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Vermont, and Connecticut throughout the month of March. For tickets and a full list of dates, head to the band’s website.