David Dondero’s powerful new single “Laying At Your Feet” is enough to get you excited about his new record, The Filter Bubble Blues, out January 17 on Fluff and Gravy Records.

“Laying at your feet is a romantic love song for the greatest sculptor. An open letter to one of my best friends. It’s an open and cinematic song, and features bird sounds,” says Dondero.
The Filer Bubble Blues, Dondero’s 10th LP, is a biting, wary, heartbroken and sometimes hilarious sendup of the dumpster fire that is modern American political theatre and identity politics. Songs of a place hellbent on robbing itself of the last vestiges of what once made it great—or could’ve made it great if there had ever been any truth in it. And rest assured, he’d been looking for the truth in it, and in us.

Dondero challenged himself with the difficult task of writing thought-provoking songs during volatile political times in which most people in America appear to be living in increased isolation, modern convenience, information overload, and entrenched political beliefs. People seem to have desensitized themselves to the gravity of the times. Dondero considers how this numbness has created a toxic instability which has overtaken our once-polite civil discourse and divided people and families.

With frustration, candor, and humor, he lays bare an America at yet another crossroads, and it’s hard to argue with what he sees. A place where investment properties are worth more than human lives, where hypocrisy breeds hysteria, and the emperor truly has no clothes, save an ill-fitting red hat and backwards gun belt. The result is one of the best Dondero albums to date, full of the brilliant wordplay and craft listeners have come to expect from Dave. His voice calmer and steadier, while still full of emotional intensity, and the songs perfectly matched to production.

Preorder the album here. 


Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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