Dopapod, The Motet
Bogarts, 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
8pm, Buy Tickets
On October 27, Dopapod will release their fifth studio album, MEGAGEM, their most focused and thematically ambitious affair to date. Coinciding with a cross-country tour to spread their blisteringly progressive, good-time grooves, the band will end with a New Year’s Eve show in Boston, where they started. Then, the band will take a year off to focus on themselves. A pre-emptive move of self-preservation inspired by the TED Talk, “The Power of Time Off”. Following seven years of ceaseless touring, the sabbatical is a blueprint for wellness borne from love and mutual respect amongst old friends.
Choosing to record MEGAGEM’s instrumentals at the solar-powered Mountain Star Studios in Black Hawk, Colorado during the dead of winter, Dopapod was able to unplug from all other noise and focus on being in the moment. Ultimately, identifying the root emotion that drives big band decisions has been yet another fruit borne from meditation and self-improvement, and Winderman’s careful not to let fear drive any more big life decisions ever again.