Disq announces new album with “Cujo Kiddies”


Credit: Jacob Boll

The Wisconsin-based rock band Disq put out one of my favorite debut albums of 2020 with Collector. It was an indie-rock lover’s dream album, with songs that stuck around in your head for days and a fully-formed sound that is rare in a band just starting out. While COVID harmed their ability to really push Collector hard, the band has stayed busy in 2022 with a recent tour alongside Greer and recently-announced tour dates supporting Neko Case. Today, the band has announced their follow-up to Collector, and if the lead single “Cujo Kiddies” is any indication, this might be the moment that they break big. Desperately Imagining Someplace Quiet is coming October 7th on Saddle Creek, and you can go ahead and preorder it here.

“Cujo Kiddies” is a really impressive variation on Disq’s existing sound. Gone is the Built To Spill-esque, blog-rock sound, and instead, it’s become something much more psychedelic and swirling. The song reminds me of their labelmates SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE in that it feels like they’re throwing everything and the kitchen sink on to the track, but it’s much more controlled. It’s unpredictable, but tight — you just need to listen for yourself. Raina Bock takes the lead on this track, and she shared the following —

I wanted to make a song that sounded like a freight train full of clowns and silly toys, barreling through the dark, observing and taking note of the various gloomy landscapes of my brain (without dwelling too long or taking any of it too seriously). I wrote the first half of ‘Cujo’ from deep inside the hole of substance abuse and loneliness. The song was meant to function as a blueprint for how I wished my reality could look. Six months later, sitting in an ocean of boxes all packed up for what would be my fourth time moving that year, I wrote the second half.”

Watch the visualizer below, and keep scrolling to check out their newly-announced tour dates.


DISQ Tour Dates:
Sun. Aug. 28 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl *
Mon. Aug. 29 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre *
Tue. Aug. 30 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue *
Thu. Sep. 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
Fri. Sep. 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
Sat. Sep. 17 – La Crosse, WI @ Mid West Music Fest
Nov. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern #
Nov. 17 – Detroit, MI @ Loving Touch #
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake #
Nov. 20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
Nov. 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right #
Nov. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA #
Nov. 23 – Washington, DC @ DC9 #
Nov. 25 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement #
Nov. 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway #
Nov. 28 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Nov. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Dec. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon ^
Dec. 3 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at The Catalyst
Dec. 5 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall %
Dec. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza %
Dec. 10 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

* Supporting Neko Case
# Support from Ducks Ltd.
^ Co-headline with Sorry
% Support from Sea Lemon


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