In January, Dopapod officially announced their return after a yearlong absence with a headlining show on the historic stage of Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre on Saturday, April 27th, 2019.
Now, the quartet has announced their forthcoming studio effort, Emit Time, due out on Friday, May 24th. Recorded during recent sessions in Philadelphia and Denver, Emit Time marks the follow-up to the band’s 2017 Megagem release. The band—comprised of guitarist Rob Compa, drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, bassist Chuck Jones, and keyboardist Eli Winderman—has a deep history dating back to 2007, with over 1,000 live shows under their belt.
The writing process for Emit Time differed from Dopapod’s past efforts because each member brought songs into the sessions they had individually worked on during the hiatus, creating a more collaborative writing environment. In addition, lyrics were a group effort for the first time.
On Friday, the band released a studio video from the recording of “Numbers Need Humans”, the lead single off of Emit Time, which premiered via Guitar World. “Numbers Need Humans” opens up with a funky groove out of Winderman’s corner before the quartet crashes into the song’s rockin’ main theme. Compa unleashes a series of explosive, gritty guitar solos, backed by Evans and Jones holding down a tight-knit rhythm.
“We had a blast making Emit Time,” keyboardist Eli Winderman fondly shares. “Our first priority after getting the band back together was to spend time developing some new music that we each worked on individually throughout the year.”
“The attitude [in Colorado] was great, and vibes were high during the multiple recording sessions for the record,” adds bassist Chuck Jones. “I believe I can speak for all of us when I say, we are very proud of and confident that this new album represents where Dopapod is now. Music is tight and hopefully, this release of some new and some old Dopapod music will be entertaining and enjoyable to listen to.”
Drummer, Neal “Fro” Evans, enthusiastically adds, “Can’t wait to share this new record with the world. My hair curls right up just thinking about it! Compositionally, I think it represents a wonderful shift in the band and our outlook on things, keeping with our roots and moving forward and being efficient and (hopefully) smarter. Enjoy!”
Watch Dopapod’s new studio video from the recording of “Numbers Need Humans” below:
Dopapod – “Numbers Need Humans” (Studio Video)
You can grab your tickets to Dopapod’s comeback show at The Capitol Theatre on April 27th here.