A terrific new collaboration has formed between Don’t Get Lemon and True Faith via two New Order tracks facing their fortieth birthday this month: “Procession” and “Everything’s Gone Green”, via A La Carte Records.
The original version of New Order’s “Procession” served as the fork in the road between the raw, post-punk inclinations of Joy Division and the electropop direction where the band was heading. The Stephen Morris-composed song remains obscure in the New Order repertoire, due to its transitory nature and shedding of the Ian Curtis influence, with Gillian Gilbert on backing vocals.
The second side of the “Procession” single contains a shortened version of “Everything’s Gone Green”, a prescient track that heralding the synth-oriented direction New Order would go throughout the 80s.
Shortly after recording the True Faith EP, Benson enlisted the help of Quentin Moyer to add a more elevated sense of fullness to the sound. The pair met each other when they moved to Boston in 2018 for school, and bonded over the both of them growing up playing in various punk bands on opposite sides of the country.
Don’t Get Lemon (DGL) hail from the cities of Houston and Austin, creating spiraling synth-infused nostalgic pop. Austin Curtis croons on vocals, with Bryan Walters on bass and percussion, and Nick Ross on synth, guitar, drum programming. Don’t Get Lemon originated in early 2019, arising from the ashes of post-rock ensemble Funeralbloom.