Dopapod has released their latest single, “November,” a brooding prog-rock number that builds to a heavy finish. The release follows days of speculation following the band posting the single artwork with only the caption “11.11.” The video below shows the in-studio recording of the song, which includes a four-piece string section, at Mountain Star Studios in Black Hawk, CO.
“November” is available on all major streaming platforms and can be downloaded through Bandcamp via the “name your price” option. 100% of proceeds will go to Trees, Water & People, a non-profit organization that helps fight climate change by aiding communities to protect, conserve, and manage their natural resources.
Vocalist and guitarist Rob Compa dives into the story of the track:
“November is written from the point of view of a time traveler who arrives in November of our present day, and notices how much different the weather is from when he is from, and is creeped out and unsettled to discover how much the environment has devolved in the future.”
Vocalist and keyboardist Eli Winderman added:
“We felt it was fitting to release the song on the palindromic date of 11.11 and to use it as a vehicle to make a positive impact. Planting trees is one of the easiest and most effective ways we can help fight climate change. ‘Trees, Water & People’ is a non-profit company that will be planting trees in North and South America, among many other services. They also run the Positive Legacy program on Jam Cruise. Every dollar will equal one tree planted, so we hope the song not only entertains our fans but also helps our planet overcome this serious challenge we face.”
Dopapod’s Emit Time Tour continues this month in Philadelphia at Theatre of Living Arts and rolls into the new year with dates on the west coast. See below for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to Dopapod’s website.
Dopapod tour dates
11/23 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
12/06 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
12/07 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
12/13 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
12/14 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
12/27 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station
12/28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
1/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
1/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
1/24 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
1/25 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge