Boston’s own Department of Everything, a self-proclaimed “bunch of dweebs” that formed in 2015 when the members all worked at the same job, put an interesting twist on the standard lineup of a rock band. Sure, they’ve got the typical drum and bass rhythm section, represented by members Sam Hanson and Adam Straus, but rounding out the crew are sampler Mark Aylward and Zach Cadman, who plays the euphonium, a valved brass instrument for those who aren’t up-to-date on their musicology.
DoE are very pleased to release their new single “Your Name” on the Boston-based label Super Wimpy Punch. With a heavy, driving drum line and a groovy bass to anchor themselves, the band soars on a math rock wave, which provides a balance for the band to explore interesting sounds while maintaining a danceable piece of music. Buried under a wavy tremolo effect, the song’s vocals repeat the phrase, “I don’t know your name, you don’t know my name, I don’t know your name ’cause we just met.”
Over the winter, the band spent time in Pawtucket, RI’s Machines with Magnets studio to record the album, titled “Director of Whatever” and due for a September 10th release. To mark the occasion, DoE will host a release show on the same night at “some warehouse in Allston” with The Channels, Earring and Queen with a Megaphone. To learn more specifics about this show when they are announced, follow Department of Everything and Super Wimpy Punch on Facebook. Make sure to listen to “Your Name” below and preorder the cassette from Super Wimpy Punch’s website.