Upbeat, melodic, fuzzy indie rock trio DENTIST will release their danceable new album Making A Scene on September 2 via Cleopatra Records. Under the Radar unveiled their latest single “Spilled Coffee”, describing it as “fuzzy surf guitar riffs met with dark, choppy bass lines and anxious lyricism”.
Additionally, the band is gearing up for a one off with The Wallflowers at The Vogel in Red Bank, NJ next week as well as a few festival performances including Sea.Hear.Now Festival and The Philly 10K. The album is now available for pre-save in addition to Pre-order on limited edition pink vinyl and CD.
“Covid definitely played a part in the songwriting process and the timeline in which everything was done,” says vocalist and bassist Emily Bornemann. “We ended up with different songs and a different album than we would have otherwise, but I think it’s better than what we were working on before the pandemic. That’s the silver lining that we’re trying to see in this unfortunate situation.”
Making A Scene was recorded at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, NJ with band production, engineering by Nick Semanchick and mastering by prolific musician and producer Jurgen Engler of Die Krupps.
Whether it’s a summer adventure (“Check the calendar”), earning a living doing something you love (“New dress”), dealing with self-pity (“Understand the”) or from being a ghost (“Don’t Let Me Catch You”) to being in an abusive relationship (“Let Me Let Go”) to causing emotional damage to women (“Spilled Coffee”) – Making A Scene touches on human emotions such as love, loss, grief and anxiety. Sometimes the songs border on nihilism, expressing that no matter what, nothing really matters.
The dentist hails from the seaside townscape of Asbury Park, NJ. Their sound combines the freedom of the beach atmosphere and the urgency of the city in a brand of surf-punk-tinged indie pop with infectious hooks and melodies to spare. Their third album Night Swimming made waves in 2018.
It was one of AV Club’s most anticipated albums of 2018. Additionally, The Mercury News named them one of the Top 10 Bands at SXSW 2018. Additionally, acclaimed music critic and co-host of Sound Opinions, Jim DeRogatis, ranked them as one of his favorite new musical discoveries at SXSW 2018 that music lovers need to hear. Additionally, Night Swimming landed in the NACC Top 100 for college radio.
DENTIST is Emily Bornemann (vocals, bass), Justin Bornemann (guitar) and Matt Hockenjos (drums). Their new album Making A Scene is due out September 2, 2022 via Cleopatra Records. Other tour dates are in preparation and will be announced soon.