MUSIC NEWS - the dB's have announced at June 12, 2012 release date for Falling Off the Sky , their first new album in a quarter-century. It’s also marks the first in three decades to feature the band’s original lineup of singer/songwriter/guitarists Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, bassist Gene Holder and drummer Will Rigby. This is the same lineup that recorded the beloved early-’80s classics Stands for deciBels and Repercussion and it's out via Bar/None Records.
The North Carolina-via-New York foursome’s vintage releases are now widely revered as alt-pop landmarks. Falling Off the Sky is said to embody the same combination of infectious melodic craft, playful sonic experimentalism and barbed lyrical insight that originally established the dB’s as key progenitors of the ’80s Southern indie-rock explosion, while incorporating the wealth of musical and personal experience that the four bandmates have accumulated individually in the years since.
“In some ways, this feels like the record that we could have made between our first and second albums,” Stamey says of Falling Off the Sky. “There are, however, fewer angry songs. And more songs about transformation. It’s also the first dB’s album to be recorded primarily in North Carolina, which is something that we’re very proud of.”