Back to All Events

Disq, Dash Hounds, Hex House

  • Communication 2645 Milwaukee Street Madison, Wisconsin (map)

A recent single finds Madison band Disq turning a corner into heady power-pop. Info/tix

IMG_1480-Edit (1).jpg

Madison band Disq crafted eight tracks of charming psych-pop on its 2016 debut album Disq I, and co-founders Isaac deBroux-Slone and Raina Bock make this an easy band to root for. Still just shy of 20, they've got an enviable knack for making sugary melodies cut through a variety of textures, from the fuzzy blast of "The CIA" to the organ-enhanced boogie of "Overloaded." All that promise really snaps into focus on "Communication," a new track that dropped with a video in November and will get a physical release in November as part of Saddle Creek single series. The song begins with a warbly guitar hook that would have been at home on Disq I, but Bock's warm, driving bass and the widescreen clarity of the production signal that Disq is pushing to write and arrange power-pop songs with real depth. On the chorus, the band engineers a dynamic burst, as deBroux-Slone sings, "And again communication / Takes me farther away / And the blame falls in between perception," words that mesh well with the song's bittersweet euphoria. They share the bill here with two other very good Madison rock bands, Dash Hounds and Hex House. —Scott Gordon