The group's new album, Planet Anthem, is due out Mar. 16 on
Diamond Riggs Records, and an initial listen is bound to take some
longtime fans by surprise. Most of the songs here still ride the
trademark Disco Biscuits edge between electronic and live sounds, but
in many cases, that's taken in an almost purely pop direction. Other
tracks, like the disc opener "Loose Change" and "You and I" are
straight-ahead, distorted, driving melodic rock (although studio
effects add a little psychedelia). "Big Wrecking Ball" could be any
Apple commercial indie band's outtake, and other songs flirt with
So yes, these tracks, at least on record, are
more concise than expected, but the band promises in press releases for
the album that they'll still "jam the shit out of them." Here's the new
single "On Time." Wait until about two-thirds to three-quarters of the
way through the track for a guitar solo that indicates where the jam is
likely to break out.
MP3: Disco Biscuits - "On Time"
Disco Biscuits, at the first day of the Ultra Music Festival. Friday, Mar. 26. Bicentennial Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets currently cost $139.95 for a two-day general admission ticket, and $350 for a two-day VIP ticket. Prices will go up, and single-day tickets will be announced. Visit ultramusicfestival.com for updated ticket info.