I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME gave Riot Fest attendees a potential taste of their new album today. The iDKHOW duo of Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman wowed the crowd with “Lights Go Down,” a track that might be on their full-length debut for Fearless Records in 2020.
Judging by Seaman’s exuberance behind the kit and Weekes hitting his bass a bit harder than usual in the middle, it is obvious they are stoked to be playing new stuff. Man does not live by EPs (however great) and Beck covers alone: Not surprisingly, “Lights Go Down” is a diamond cut, a driving pop number that hits all of the sweet spots (’70s glam, ’80s new wave and 21st century energy) we’ve come to expect from these two.
In the last few months, we’ve been hearing all kinds of rumors about the possibility of some brand new recordings from iDKHOW before year’s end. We’d be ecstatically happy to see these “Lights” in our playlist queue before the end of the year. (Hop to it, dudes.) But with all the references that Weekes has made in interviews from the usual suspects (Sparks, T. Rex, Queen, Starlight Mints) to the kind of stuff your great grandparents banged their heads to (the 1930’s combo the Ink Spots), we know to never, ever predict anything iDKHOW do.
The first day of Riot Fest promises even more smokin’ sets from such fine rock institutions as Rancid, Blink-182, the Flaming Lips, Angel Du$t, H2O, Jawbreaker and so much more. We know it’s only the first day, but this may be the coolest thing we might see today. The second thing being Dallon’s shirt, obviously.
Check out the performance of the unreleased “Lights Go Down” below.