There’s a reason why Los Angeles is one of Aza’s most favourite places on the planet, the musical output that comes out of that thriving independent scene is absolutely stellar. Case in point are faves Dot Hacker, who are ramping up their 3rd release amiably called No 3, who’ve dropped this new slice of sonic heaven in C Section. 2017 gets out of the gate in style, yet again!
LA based experimental rock band DOT HACKER has announced the release of their third studio effort, N°3, on January 20th, 2017. The release follows the band’s 2014 two-part album, How’s Your Process?, and was recorded sporadically between September 2014 and May 2016. Today, the band shared the opening track from the album, “C Section.”
Guitarist and lead singer Josh Klinghoffer offered the following statement on the album’s release:
“Just a few words to accompany the release of this, what we consider, our third record. It was mostly recorded during the middle of 2015 and as usual reflects a group of people who get the chance to create together in little energetic bursts. For a number of strange, obnoxious and uncontrollable reasons, N°3 is coming out on January 20th, 2017. My initial notion was to write something about how on what may prove to be one of the darkest days in recent memory, here’s a little whiney music with mostly unintelligible singing, but which is steeped in hope, for you to enjoy. I know, for obvious reasons, of the aforementioned hope. Then I thought not to play upon the negativity of the day, or mention it all…then I nearly didn’t write anything.
Basically, for whatever it’s worth, here’s a little more music to throw onto the ever growing pile in the hopes of bringing even a littlest bit of peace, joy, and contentment to the hearts of even one person in these strange, obnoxious and uncontrollable times.”
Dot Hacker is the project of California-based musicians Josh Klinghoffer, Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner, and Jonathan Hischke. Collectively, the members have played with a seemingly never-ending list of artists, including Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells, PJ Harvey, Morrissey, The Shins, Beck, Hella, and so many more. Most notably, Josh Klinghoffer plays guitar in the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Dot Hacker’s N°3 will officially be released on January 20th via ORG Music in digital, CD, and 12″ vinyl formats, including a special limited edition color vinyl. Physical copies of the album can be purchased HERE.