The Dear & Departed to release new album

Posted by PP on 31/03/07

Gothic indie rockers The Dear & Departed will release a new album called "Something Quite Peculiar" on May 22nd through Science Records. Press release below:

Orange County transplants The Dear & Departed will release their Science Records debut Something Quite Peculiar on May 22.

After relocating from Australia and New Zealand to life behind the Orange Curtain, singer Dan Under, guitarist Simon O’Gorman and drummer Joel Bourne slept on couches and in vans while seeing “sure thing" record deals fall apart before teaming up with guitarist Darren Parkinson and bassist David Williams to form The Dear & Departed.

Mixing a dark aesthetic and an esoteric approach with punk and new wave influences, the band has more in common with The Cure, The Church and Sisters Of Mercy than other bands hailing from the 714 area code.

Having toured with heavyweights like AFI and Avenged Sevenfold the band teamed up with Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna, whose production resume includes U2, Smashing Pumpkins and Killing Joke, to produce their debut album. AFI's Jade Puget also came onboard to help with additional production.

AFI fans may be familiar with Dan Under’s hypnotic vocals as he sang on several tracks of the band's latest, Decemberundground. With an international fan base in their corner,The Dear & Departed are set to rock the Hurley Stage on the Vans Warped Tour this summer.

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