Subterfuge – Dots.(Album)

(Vinyl LER0018 / CD LER0019 / Digital LER0020 / MC LER0025)

Releasedate: 2022-03-04; Airdate: 2021-03-04; LC: 93047


30 years of Subterfuge. 30 years of indie pop from Düsseldorf. Having grown up together – jointly, side by side and for each other – and with hundreds of true tales in the backpack, here is their new album Dots.

Dots. is nothing less than a biography. Not only that of Subterfuge, ours as well. Vibrant and ever-changing harmonic vocals about life as it is: warm and touching, surprising, dissonant, full of love and also brittle at times. College rock with kids on the passenger seat. Metropoli- tan country, Subpop in perfection – often 60s, preferably psychedelic, but never aiming for
a downfall. Rather the opposite – their fifth album turns out to be their most positive. And it’s the musical coincidence of six boys that know they will have each other for life. No kitsch here, no plastic romance, no superfluous drama. Just real life turned into music. Our life. Our own soundtrack.

Yessica Yeti

What the press says:

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Beautiful and timeless

Stern: Subterfuge have a flair for big melodies, perfect vocal harmonies, ambitious arrangements and a contagious playfulness.

Pretty In Noise: The new album by Germany’s most important indie rock band can be distilled into just three words: Eiffel Tower High

Louder Than War: Stephanie Said and The Snake Wife could have been released on Sarah Records, the beautifully produced Beatles psych-soaked The Good Good and the whimsy Why Do I Always Fail To Win could have come from the likes of Ray Davis or Harry Nilsson and my favourite track are the Ride-like opening shoegaze Licentiousness and the epic 7min Margarine.

Frankfurter Rundschau: Dots. again is a typical Subterfuge album in the sense that listeners should enjoy it in its entirety – absolutely no fillers here!

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