The Callous Daoboys – “What is Delicious? Who Swarms?”

Post Author: Jeff Cubbison

Atlanta metalcore group unleashes latest ripper and announce forthcoming sophomore LP Celebrity Therapist

For the past few months we’ve been getting to know The Callous Daoboys, an awesomely-named rising seven-piece band from Atlanta that conjures up a jittery, teeth-grinding blend of metalcore and mathcore. Picture a whimsical hybrid of Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, and The Chariot. Back in March, The Daoboys released the pulverizing single “A Brief Article Regarding Time Loops,” one of the best heavy tracks released all year. Now they’re riding the buzz of a new single that perhaps goes even harder: “What is Delicious? Who Swarms?” And to top it off, they’ve finally announced the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated sophomore album Celebrity Therapist – out September 2 via MNRK Heavy/Modern Static.

Whereas “Time Loops” was a spastic slice of metalcore, “Who Swarms” is a proggier affair full of whiplash-inducing time signatures, rapid-fire rhythms and clean, stratospheric hooks. In addition to the band’s spindly mathcore riffage, they inject the track with quirky jazz textures and towering choruses in the vein of Panic! At The Disco meets Glassjaw. Here, they combine their go-to sonic palette while ratcheting up the theatricality several levels.

On the heels of this fantastic single dropping, and the forthcoming arrival of Celebrity Therapist, The Callous Daoboys’ singer and keyboardist Carson Pace elaborated on some of the album’s themes via Bandcamp:

“The whole album is about history repeating itself and how we kind of move in circles. It’s two steps forward and three steps back with a bunch of people in my life. The album is me reflecting on these people but realizing I’m guilty of the same at the end of the record. There are a lot of ‘fuck you’ songs because every heavy band likes writing those. But overall, the lyrics are more introspective and quite loving.”

You can pre-order The Callous Daoboys’ Celebrity Therapist HERE and check out the video for “What is Delicious? Who Swarms?” below, in addition to the tracklist and upcoming tour dates.

1. “Violent Astrology”
2. “A Brief Article Regarding Time Loops”
3. “Beautiful Dude Missile”
4. “Title Track”
5. “Field Sobriety Practice”
6. “The Elephant Man In The Room”
7. “What Is Delicious? Who Swarms?”
8. “Star Baby”

2022 TOUR DATES (w/ Limbs & Grayhaven)

Jun 3 Fri Amityville Music Hall Amityville, NY, United States
Jun 4 Sat Knitting Factory Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY, United States
Jun 5 Sun Kungfu Necktie Philadelphia, PA, United States
Jun 7 Tue Preserving Underground New Kensington, PA, United States
Jun 8 Wed Big Room Bar Columbus, OH, United States
Jun 10 Fri The Masquerade Atlanta, GA, United States
Jun 11 Sat HENAO Contemporary Center Orlando, FL, United States
Jun 12 Sun Archetype Jacksonville, FL, United States
Jun 14 Tue Empire Control Room & Garage Austin, TX, United States
Jun 15 Wed Three Links Deep Ellum Dallas, TX, United States
Jun 17 Fri Downtown Underground Mesa Mesa, AZ, United States
Jun 18 Sat Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA, United States
Jun 19 Sun Goldfield Trading Post Sacramento, CA, United States
Jun 21 Tue The Beehive Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Jun 22 Wed Lost Lake Lounge Denver, CO, United States
Jun 24 Fri Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL, United States