Check Out The First Taste of Duell’s Sophomore Record, a Loud and Heavy Party Tune For The End Times.
Welcome to Song of the Day, where we hip you to all the new local releases you should be caring about. By highlighting one new North Texas-sprung tune every week day, our hope is that you’ll find something new to love about the rich and abundant DFW music scene five days a week.
Song of the Day: Duell – “Unintentional.”
RIYL: Partying all the way to the apocalypse.
What else you should know: A mere days before Duell finds out if it’ll be taking Top Honors in the Best Metal Act category at this year’s inaugural Central Track Music Honors, the band will be doing some celebrating regardless.
On February 15, the loud but poppy hard rock band will release its sophomore album, Futureless, playing a Dallas release show that night at Ruins, and a Fort Worth one the next night at Lola’s. An album listening/pizza party will precede that by a week, taking place on Friday, February 8, at Fort Worth’s Tin Panther.
But before any of those events, we’re offering up the very first opportunity to hear a track from the album right here at the bottom of this post. Tracked with Jim King at Kessler Sound Studio and mixed by Jordan Richardson at Electric Barryland, “Unintentional” is, perhaps, not metal in the strictest sense, but more a heavy desert rock thumper laying out the dystopian future we’re surely headed for.
“[It’s a] collage of lost and fragmented love, disdain for the current political/social climates at home and abroad, and the hopelessness felt about humanity’s inability to arbitrate and administer real solutions for the future of our planet,” says frontman Belvedere. “You know, party music!”