The album was recorded with Jonathan Alvin at Chrome Attic using the usual guitar/bass/drums as well as accordions, bowed basses, clarinets and other acoustic instruments resulting in dreamy songs that nonetheless retain a driving percussiveness. Dastardly's love of lushly produced albums came into play, with the goal of using modern recording techniques to capture the band's tight arrangements and traditional instrumentation. The title track evolves from its foreboding opening to dramatic dreampop choruses and martial drumming, setting the stage for an album packed with experimental sounds and gorgeous harmonies, deceptively upbeat but dark at the core.
"The Hollow" is out June 23rd, but fans can listen to the first single now. Also, Dastardly will be performing at Lincoln Hall on July 10th for a record release show so make sure to check it out!