Dollar Signs have revealed details on their upcoming full-length album, ‘Hearts Of Gold’ out March 12 through Pure Noise Records.
“Many people see us as a boozy punk band, so I had the idea of writing a song with a very party-drink-the-saddest-away chorus while the verses and bridge are a critique on bars and “drinking culture”,” says front person Erik Button. “The chorus of the song is about trying to drink away your problems, and the verses reveal all about how that is impossible.”
With songs that fall under pop, punk and even hip hop at times, the band is genre-less and will allow the listener to choose where to put them. ‘Hearts of Gold’ is Dollar Signs’ most powerful statement to date. The band’s third LP -- and first for Pure Noise Records -- is a boisterous masterstroke from the Jeff Rosenstock school of punk: resourceful and scrappy, catchy as it is cathartic. And they got jokes. The upcoming album feels like listening to an old friend recount some absurd anecdote that’s hilarious to you about three other people, like getting hit by a car outside Taco Bell, narrowly avoiding serious injury, and some cop shrugging it off by handing you a lollipop.
“Comedy is a defense mechanism,” says Erik, with a chuckle that comes off like a backslap from your best friend. “Sometimes we get labeled as a comedy band, but I use comedy as a tool so I can say shit that really matters to me.”
“The album is about recognizing the need to change in your life, and how difficult it is to make that change happen,” Erik continues. “When we were writing and recording it, I don’t think any of us anticipated just how much change would occur in the following year. This is the first Dollar Signs record where we were able to write all the songs together.”
- I'M AFRAID I MAKE YR DEPRESSION WORSE
- NEGATIVE BLOOD
- STICKS & STONES
- BAD NEWS
- NIHILIST GUNDAM
- FALLING OFF
- KISS ME
- I LOVE U
- HEARTS OF GOLD FINALE