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The Dismemberment Plan

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Washington, D.C., United States (1993 – 2003, 2011 – present)

The Dismemberment Plan is an / band formed in Washington, D.C., United States on January 1, 1993. Also known as “The D-Plan” or “The Plan,” the band’s name comes from a stray phrase uttered by the insurance salesman in the popular comedy Groundhog Day. The band members include Eric Axelson (bass), Jason Caddell (guitar), Joe Easley (drums) and Travis Morrison (vocals and guitar). Axelson, Caddell, Morrison and original drummer Steve Cummings formed the band after attending Lake Braddock Secondary School together in Burke, Virginia. Cummings left the band after the recording of the Plan’s debut album ! and was replaced by Easley starting on their second LP, The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified.

Aside from a brief interlude in 1998 and 1999 when they were signed by major label Interscope Records, the band recorded for local label DeSoto Records. Their third record and breakthrough album, Emergency & I, was actually created during their time at Interscope; however, they were dropped from the label shortly after its completion, and thus took it back with them to DeSoto, where it wound up being released. The Ice of Boston EP is the only item of theirs Interscope actually released during their tenure there.

Following the massive underground success of Emergency & I, the band received an even higher profile after being invited to open for the European leg of Pearl Jam’s 2000 tour.

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  • matt1337c

    I <3 DP

    22 Aug 10:38pm Reply
  • thelionrampant

    A band for Davids everywhere

    15 Aug 1:59am Reply
  • diehappyx33

    And yes, let's all chat real soon. Please.

    10 Aug 2:29pm Reply
  • diehappyx33

    OH MY GOODNESS. I'm stoked for that! I just need to get my hands on a copy of E&I. I can't seem to find a vinyl copy of that. :(

    10 Aug 2:23pm Reply
  • Stugard

    No release date for it yet, but Travis posted this juicy tidbit on Facebook late last month. Let's get the whole group together soon and chat about what's been going on!

    10 Aug 5:41am Reply
  • diehappyx33

    Miss you all. Wait, is there a reissue for Change on vinyl? I WANT. I WANT. I WANT.

    10 Aug 2:47am Reply
  • Stugard

    Whoaaaaa, this place has been deader than a doornail. Ian, I think Ilai said zippychat turned into a porncam site (of all things, haha!) and then just disappeared or something, RIPpy Zippy never 4get. Anyways, definitely excited about the Change vinyl.

    4 Aug 3:56am Reply
  • WSCERB

    anyone else seein em at the 930 club this fall?

    2 Aug 5:34pm Reply
  • apfigur

    so, change is going vinyl.

    27 Jul 8:55am Reply
  • apfigur

    so what's up u guys

    22 Jun 8:02pm Reply
  • mindbattery

    Oh christ, I've been away from here for a while. It's been over a year since I first posted in thie shoutbox! It's been cool to know you all, if only a little tangentially. Is that chatroom still around? I had it bookmarked back when we were using it last summer but I can't find it now. I'm all for reviving it though

    20 Jun 12:37am Reply
  • Stugard

    #BringBackZippyChat2014

    18 Jun 9:04pm Reply
  • KatiesConscious

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152148757344402&set=vb.102825839401&type=3&theater This is what always comes to mind when I listen to Truckers Atlas.

    1 Jun 4:04pm Reply
  • KatiesConscious

    I've been super busy too. Let's revive this, though!

    1 Jun 4:00pm Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    Anyway, I've posted some of my stuff on Soundcloud, and was hoping to get some feedback. It's all rough, work in progress stuff. Thanks! Here's my profile: https://soundcloud.com/naotas_forehead

    30 Apr 6:30pm Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    Hello, everybody! I've been experimenting with sound/music recording and editing for that project I was talking about. I am super busy with school, so I decided to just use crappy recordings from my smartphone, and then play around with them in Audacity, which is a program I'm at least somewhat familiar with. I'll look into using MIDI and other, more complex software you guys mentioned in the summer. I don't have time for steep learning curves right now, I already have my hands full haha.

    30 Apr 6:27pm Reply
  • Stugard

    My friend couldn't find it, sadly. I'll wait and see if any stores have extra stock to put up online later because the eBay prices are absolutely ridiculous. Did you find what you wanted, Mel?

    19 Apr 9:39pm Reply
  • Stugard

    Oh whoops, I meant Anamanaguchi's Scott Pilgrim game soundtrack, it's the first time it's seen physical release. I hope you're able to find all the stuff you're looking for, the Dino Jr. and Liars records look particularly cool! As for where everyone went, I'm not really so sure myself. I've been totally swamped with coursework lately, so I bet everyone else is dealing with that, too.

    15 Apr 9:53pm Reply
  • diehappyx33

    Aw, that's a bummer. It's nice of your friend to check out stores for you! What is that certain 12" you're hoping for? Yeah, I heard there's a new Sunny Day split with Circa Survive. I'm not the biggest Circa fan (I used to be, but they're one of those bands I associate with high school angst and I'm just not feeling that sound anymore), so I don't know if I'll purchase it. I'm dying to get the Dinosaur Jr./Cure split of "Just Like Heaven." I'm also crossing my fingers that there will be the special edition of the new Liars single because it has string embedded in it and looks awesome! And I wanna pick up the new Pixies album, too. Though, my expectations aren't high for that since I found their most recent EPs to be a little underwhelming. I won't be able to make it to Annapolis until around 2 or 3 because I have to work that day, unfortunately, so copies might run out. :/ I miss everyone. Where did everybody go?

    15 Apr 1:47pm Reply
  • Stugard

    There aren't a lot of participating stores in Iowa, sadly. But I've got a friend up at UNC who's hitting the stores first thing in the morning, so I gave him some cash and he's going to try and grab a certain 12" for me. Anything in particular you're after? (Isn't there a new Sunny Day Real Estate 7"?)

    15 Apr 3:11am Reply
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