Taking off like an explosive burst of beautiful yet dirty surf rock, Dentist explodes with their new single titled ‘Corked’. Capped with the sweetly decadent vocals of Emily Bornemann and reinforced by the instrumental drive of the band in unison, Dentist lends a soundtrack for the summer with feel god chords and memorable lyrics.
‘Night Swimming’, the new album by Dentist, drops July 20, 2018. Check out the links below for details.
Dentist centers around the songwriting partnership of Emily Bornemann (vocals and bass guitar) and Justin Bornemann (guitar), who had been writing songs and performing together in various ways since first meeting in 2008. The band is rounded out by Matt Hockenjos on drums.
Rightfully earning their place as one of New Jersey’s buzziest bands, Dentist was named one of the top 10 bands at this year’s SXSW by Mercury News and a darling of critics at NPR, Stereogum, Flood Magazine and more.
The new ‘Night Swimming’ album juxtaposes catchy indie surf pop with lyrical themes about social anxiety and heartache. ‘ Night Swimming’ showcases an aggressive approach to their beach-inspired pop with lyrics covering the spectrum of human emotions. Produced by Andy Bova and Justin Bornemann, this album was mastered by Jürgen Engler (Die Krupps, Nico, Iggy and The Stooges, Queensryche).
“This album was an attempt to capture all the different aspects of ourselves and create something that we would want to listen to,” says Justin Bornemann. “Musically we are attracted to rawness and simplicity, but melodically we lean towards a pop aesthetic. The lyrics tend to be focused on social anxiety, heartache, and loss, but sometimes reveal love and optimism,” adds Emily Bornemann.
Their strongest release to date, the new album showcases the band’s ability to fit pop hooks into aggressive garage punk one moment, then dreamy surf pop the next. The album is cohesive but represents an exercise in capturing all aspects of the band’s personality. The band, who tour consistently, has shared the stage with Television, Screaming Females, Ringo Deathstarr and Laura Stevenson, among others.
Formed in 2013 amidst the oceanfront urban landscape of Asbury Park, Dentist’s sound combines the freedom of the beach atmosphere and the urgency of the city into a fuzzed out, surf punk-tinged brand of indie pop with hooks and infectious melodies to spare. Emily Bornemann’s vocals are countered by the band’s sometimes aggressive, but always addictive sound.
The band released their self-titled debut album in 2014, which Pandora described as “a deliriously infectious collection of fuzzy, California-styled, indie pop jangle and sun-dappled garage rock crunch”.
Their sophomore album ‘Ceilings’ was released in 2016 via Little Dickman Records to critical acclaim, receiving press from the likes of Noisey and Stereogum. Their single “Meet You There (In Delaware)’ found its way onto Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist and was chosen as one of Daytrotter’s top 100 songs of 2016.
This summer, Dentist will be embarking on a new nationwide tour, running through July and August, in support of their ‘Night Swimming’ album. This will be their longest US tour to date spanning coast to coast.
“Here’s how much I like them, they’re from Asbury Park New Jersey, and I don’t even hold that against them”
– Sound Opinions (NPR)
“One of “SXSW’s Top 10 Bands” in 2018″
– The Mercury News
“Dentist make beachy guitar music sound so good you’ll think it’s just as easy to play”
“Dentist have precision and technicality that borders on math rock, but they also know how to temper their musicality for deft variations of energy and aesthetic”
“Dentist will give you a similar saccharine-fueled high you got from The Cardigans ‘My Favourite Game’ and The Primitives ‘Crash’, with Jane Weidlin-like female vocals that scream innocence amidst a vibrant beach guitar sound, as championed by the likes of Fazerdaze, Alvvays and Best Coast”
– Louder Than War