As the listener steps into this realm and allows the band’s cascading sound to wash over, it’s no surprise Don’t Get Lemon caught the attention of à La Carte. Forward Not Forgetting finds the band -- affectionately known as DGL for short -- soundtracking our navigation through the pitfalls of modern life, reflecting a flickering beat off the stars of their Texas hometowns in creating a lush and introspective sound that orbits the allied galaxies of post-punk, synth-pop, and new wave.
It’s dance music for people standing still, a torrent of motion for a frustrated world on pause.
Don’t Get Lemon formed in early 2019, the trio emerging from their collective contributions with the departed post-rock ensemble funeralbloom, and utilizing nearly a decade of writing and performing chemistry. The first crop bloomed via the grey beach EP, a collection of songs that would just scratch at the sonic enhancements that were to follow, leaning into intricate rhythmic patterns, Hook-ian basslines, and a brooding vocal that rose fit to moonlit the night. Like a lemon itself, a removed hardened exterior reveals a more gentle and vibrant core, adding layers to the band’s sound that shine with repeated listens.
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Lyrics and music by Don’t Get Lemon
Produced by R.N. and Don’t Get Lemon
Recorded and mixed by R.N. at Cloudland Studios
Mastered by Jordan Richardson
Cover art by Anthony Flores