Disq have assembled a razor-sharp, teetering-on-the-edge-of-chaos melange of sounds, experiences, memories, and influences. Due out March 6 on Saddle Creek, Collector ought to be taken literally—it is a place to explore and catalogue the Madison, Wisconsin band’s relationships to themselves, their pasts, and the world beyond the American Midwest as they careen from their teens into their 20s. This turbulence is backdropped by gnarled power pop, anxious post-punk, warm psych-folk, and hectic, formless, tongue-in-cheek indie rock.

Collector, like the band itself, is defined and tightly-contoured by the ties between the five members. Raina Bock (bass/vocals) and Isaac deBroux-Slone (guitar/vocals) have known each other from infancy, growing up and into music together. Through gigging around Madison, they met and befriended Shannon Connor (guitar/keys), Logan Severson (guitar/backing vocals), and Brendan Manley (drums)—three equally dedicated and adventurous musicians committed to coaxing genre boundaries.

Produced by Rob Schnapf, Collector is a set of songs largely pulled from each of the five members’ demo piles over the years. They’re organic representations of each moment in time, gathered together to tell a mixtape-story of growing up in 21st century America. The songs are marked by urgency, introspection, tongue-in-cheek nihilism, and a shrewd understanding of pop and rock structures and their corollaries—as well as a keen desire to dialogue with and upset them.

Upcoming Shows


Sep
1
st
First Avenue
Sep
1
st
First Avenue

Past Shows


Jul
2
nd
2022
7th St Entry
Jul
2
nd
2022
7th St Entry

Greer

with Disq
Dec
4
th
2021
7th St Entry
Dec
4
th
2021
7th St Entry

Disq

with Why Not
Apr
28
th
2020
7th St Entry
Apr
28
th
2020
7th St Entry
Cancelled

Disq

Jun
1
st
2019
7th St Entry
Jun
1
st
2019
7th St Entry

Diane Coffee

with Disq

More Shows

Nov
29
th
7th St Entry

Wild Pink

with Trace Mountains
Nov
18
th
First Avenue

Plains

with MJ Lenderman
Dec
17
th
Fine Line

Nikki Lane

Nov
6
th
Fine Line

Mezerg