The Dopamines have returned with their first new record in five years, titled Tales of Interest. The band has just offered the track “Common Rue” for streaming as a preview of the new record. Why did it take so long to release a follow-up to the band’s 2012 album Vices? Guitarist and singer Jon Lewis commented, humorously, “Mostly because we’re extremely lazy! Our lives became a little more predictable, like careers and families and stuff. We stayed as productive as possible given our new lower middle class outlook on life, but you know, fams before hams, careers before beers!”
Tales of Interest stands as a big step forward for The Dopamines. Lewis claims that it is the record he has always wanted to make; “It’s super fucking angry and super fucking aggressive. It exceeded all my expectations and I have zero criticism. It was a lot of fun writing a bunch of crazy shit and then tweaking it with Michael, Jon, and Josh to make sure it didn’t stray too far off the reservation.” Tales of Interest will be out on June 2nd.