Dikembe Stream “Gets Harder”


Need a little angst with your afternoon commute? Fear not. Dikembe have delivered a heavy-yet-melodic take on their signature punk sound that is sure to delight.

“Gets Harder” is the second song to surface off Dikembe’s upcoming album, which is currently slated for release this August via Tiny Engines (pre-order it here). The song feels heavily influenced by the grunge era of rock, with strained vocals and a melancholy melody that demands your attention as much as it does your sympathy. You can stream the song, in full, below:

There is a moment just over three minutes into “Gets Harder” where I swear Dikembe sound like an exact copy of Brand New circa The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me, and I mean that wholeheartedly as a compliment. In a world where bands release on solid album and fall apart, Dikembe continue to prove they have the chops to create a long and exciting career in music.

Dikembe will soon be touring with Weatherbox. Dates below:

July 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
July 12 – Charlotte, NC @ Area 15
July 13 – Chapel Hill @ Local 506
July 14 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
July 15 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
July 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
July 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
July 18 – Albany, NY @ The Ice House
July 19 – Long Island, NY @ The Woodshop
July 20 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
July 22 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
July 23 – Toronto, ON @ The Cave at Lee’s Palace
July 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
July 26 – Chicago, IL @Township
July 27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
July 29 – Lawrence, KS @ Art Closet Studio
July 30 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
July 31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
August 2 – San Francisco, CA @ TBD
August 3 – Pomona, CA @ Growing Up is Dumb Fest
August 5 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
August 6 – Murrieta, CA @ The Dial
August 7 – Mesa, AZ @ 51 West

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