Something I really love about Mr Denton on Doomsday is how the band has been very involved with charity shows for Homeless Angels. Now, the Lansing-based experimental rock band is getting ready to release a new album.
"Origami Trail," out June 26, is not only the group's first new album in nearly five years but also the first to feature new vocalist Josie Taylor. The release features eight tracks with colorful titles such as "Zombies on the Boardwalk," "Rome," "Neon Towers" and "Golden."
"We've tried to expand on each sound from our previous albums," guitarist Brian Alspaugh told the Local Music Beat. "It's heavier and weirder but also with moments of clarity."
The song "Golden," Alspaugh said, is personal. “It’s directly about the death of a great friend caused by asthma, a condition both Jo and I suffer from,” he said. “‘Golden’ was actually the first song written with Josie in the band. The subject matter poses the question of government involvement in all facets of life, addiction and mass consumerism. With references from Kurt Vonnegut to Super Mario, I feel like we have covered a wide spectrum.”
The band is taking those new songs on the road this summer with an East Coast tour. But before the guys, and gal, hit the road, Mr Denton on Doomsday - which includes Alspaugh (guitars/vocals), Taylor (vocals), Matt Bush (bass), Benjamin Walnut (drums) and Ben Sawyer (keys) – will play a CD release show Thursday (June 26) at The Loft in Lansing. Project Mercury and Damn van Cannibals open.
For more on the CD release show, visit the event's official Facebook page.