Making the art of the pop song safe for indie rockers, Dap Kings horn section. One interesting thing to note: While perusing the liner notes, there's no mention this time around of who wrote what. The current press "biography," written by novelist/essayist Rick Moody, gives no answers, beyond noting that a couple tracks are about other songs by George Harrison and Chicago.
Whether I know who wrote what for sure, Together is growing on me the more I listen to it. I wouldn't be surprised if its combination of pop smarts and more complex arrangements ends up being my second favorite disc after their debut. The band will visit Wisconsin twice on the tour supporting the new album; the first stop in the state is at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee on Saturday, June 12. The tour is currently scheduled to end right here in Madison with an all-ages show at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, August 4. (Matador, 2010)