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Song Premiere: "Check the Calendar" by Dentist

24 August 2022

Dentist hails from the oceanfront urban landscape of Asbury Park, NJ. Their 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.

The band spent 2021 recording their forthcoming album Making A Scene. Due to supply chain issues and a desire to have the album come out at the same time as the vinyl, they pushed the album release date to September 2, 2022.

“Check The Calendar” is the first single that was released this year. The song offers up Dentist’s signature sound of catchy surf/punk/pop and is sure to warrant multiple listens. Stream the song below and be sure to pre-order the album on limited edition pink vinyl or CD via Cleopatra Records.

Their third album Night Swimming made some waves in 2018. It was one of The A.V. Club’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2018. In addition, The Mercury News named them one of the Top 10 Bands at SXSW 2018. Also, renowned music critic and co-host of Sound Opinions Jim DeRogatis listed them as one of his Favorite New Musical Discoveries at SXSW 2018 that music lovers need to hear. Furthermore, Night Swimming landed on the NACC Top 100 for college radio.

DENTIST is Emily Bornemann (vocals, bass), Justin Bornemann (guitar) and Matt Hockenjos (drums).


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