Chicago emo band Dowsing have announced their fifth album, No One Said This Would Be Easy, due December 1 via Asian Man Records and Evan Weiss’ Storm Chasers LTD. The album was recorded and mixed by guitarist Mikey Crotty, and in a new interview with The Alternative, band leader Erik “Rik” Czaja said, “The new record is about moving on from a relationship, about the pandemic, about death and all that piles up when they all happen at the same time. I am a happy and eccentric person and more so now than ever. I still only write about the sad things. It’s easier.”
The lead single is “It Was Easy,” a worm, modest, hooky emo song that Rik tells The Alternative this about: “Personally, this might be the closest Dowsing release to bridge the gap between ‘early’ dowsing and ‘current’ Dowsing. I think that particularly rings true in the song ‘It Was Easy’ and that’s why it’s the first single.” Listen below.
Dowsing — 2023 Tour Dates
10/27 – New Orleans, LA at Courtyard Brewery
10/29 – Gainesville, FL at The FEST playing the Heartwood Stage at 1:40PM