The shuffling, doo-wop flavored "She Gave Me the Keys" is a case in point, according to Katz. "Of all the tracks we recorded for the record, that one took the longest to nail down," he says. "We did numerous takes of the song. For some reason each time we couldn't quite get the sound or feel or couldn't get the right accompaniment. So we started tweaking and trying some different drums and things like that to get a more specific sound. We recorded a bunch of hand claps, tambourine, piano, all to create this sort of fun vibe that hopefully you can hear when you listen to it."
The lyric, meanwhile, comes straight out of frontman Tom Eddy's own experience. "It's something a lot of guys encounter," Katz says, "especially when your significant other is this awesome lady and she's got this beautiful car and she won't like you drive it because you're kind of a bum and you're in this rock 'n' roll band that's not doing that well. She has the power and you're along for the ride. But then when she relents and gives you the keys for that one ride, you feel like it's a great victory."
With The Dip Delivers due out Feb. 8, the group will be hitting the road again shortly thereafter for an extensive U.S. tour. And Katz says the group is looking forward to having double the recorded repertoire to play on those dates, especially nearly four years after its last release. "We've got a couple singles out that we've sprinkled out over the past few years, but for the most part people know us from the first record -- and we're a little tired of playing some of those old songs," he notes. "It will be fun the implement the new ones and then tweak the older (material) and have a bit larger catalog to draw from."
The Dip 2019 tour dates:
2/16 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
3/30 - Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall
3/31 - Volcanic Theatre Pub - Bend, OR
4/3 - The Chapel - San Francisco, CA
4/4 - Moroccan Lounge - Los Angeles, CA
4/5 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
4/6 - Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
4/9 - 3Ten Live - Austin, TX
4/10 - The Rustic - Dallas, TX
4/12 - High Watt - Nashville, TN
4/13 - Vinyl - Atlanta, GA
4/14 - Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
4/16 - Union Stage - Washington, D.C.
4/17 - World Cafe - Philadelphia, PA
4/19 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
4/20 - Great Scott - Boston, MA
4/23 - Beachland - Cleveland, OH
4/24 - Bell’s Eccentric Cafe - Kalamazoo, MI
4/25 - Chop Shop - Chicago, IL
4/26 - Colectivo - Milwaukee, WI
4/27 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
4/28 - Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
4/30 - Globe Hall - Denver, CO
5/2 - The Olympic - Boise, ID
5/3 - Top Hat - Missoula, MT
5/4 - Lucky You Lounge - Spokane, WA
5/5 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR