Nothing about the Dillinger Escape Plan is ordinary. There is no way the band should be or should have been. The music is relentless and spastic, the on stage performances are terrifying, at least one member hurts themselves in some way at least once per tour it seems. And they kept this up for 20 fucking years. It felt neverending. Dillinger’s most recent, and last, album Dissociation was a swan song if there ever was one, and the track “Limerent Death” led the charge. Vocalist Greg Puciato talked about recording the vocals for the song, as well as releasing the isolated vocal track in an interview with Revolver.
In the interview, Greg talks about writing lyrics and vocal phrases, his relationship with engineer Steve Evetts, and different recording techniques he’s used. The craziest part of the read was learning that the stand out “I gave you everything you wanted, you were everything to me” bit at the end is the first and only take of that section. It was also the very last thing recorded for the album. Knowing those things in tandem, and hearing the track by itself is a crazy experience for sure. Read the article, it’s pretty great.
The Dillinger Escape Plan has three shows left. All of them are taking place at Terminal 5 in New York City on December 27th, 28th, and 29th, and unsurprisingly, they are all sold out. Either way, check out their Facebook before they’re gone forever. Good luck out there, boys.