Canadian post-rockers Do Make Say Think have been putting out incredible records with elements of experimental rock, prog, psych, jazz, punk, and electronica and intense and hypnotic live shows since the mid 90’s. But it’s been eight long years since the band put out their last album, 2009’s Other Truths. So we’re very pleased to learn that they will return this spring with a new album called Stubborn Persistent Illusions. The record is influenced by a short Bhuddist poem about boundlessness and recurrence, as the band explains:
“There is a hint of narrative on this album which is both vague and deliberate. The idea comes from an image in a Buddhist poem about working with a wild mind. The idea is that each song is a thought or daydream, independent but at the same time connected to the other thoughts through subconscious feelings. And although the thoughts come and go, the feelings return over and over throughout our lives. The suggestion in the poem is that when your mental chatter carries you away you don’t necessarily need to tie it down or shut it up; you can instead recognize thoughts as thoughts and let them play out. Eventually all concepts must return to perception, where they started. We should probably say again that this narrative is admittedly a bit wooly around the edges – we don’t pretend that every note has a special significance.”
Stubborn Persistent Illusions arrives on May 18th through Constellation but they are already offering a supreme treat, with not one but two tracks, ‘Bound’ ‘And Boundless’, magically bonded in this stream.