Ex-Dillinger Escape Plan Guitarist Jeff Tuttle Resurfaces in Malo Konjche
Jeff Tuttle’s body must’ve been thanking him profusely when he quit The Dillinger Escape Plan in 2012; simply attending a DEP show is exhausting from an audience standpoint, but the kind of wear and tear Tuttle subjected himself to throughout five years of dedicated service must’ve felt like running a few hundred marathons through throngs of crowds at every turn wielding very sharp objects.
So it’s not surprising to learn that Tuttle’s latest musical adventure, Malo Konjche, isn’t quite as frenetic and adrenalized as DEP… but that’s not a bad thing. New track “Eudaimonia” still has plenty of pep to it: it’s kind of like a post-punkified Steely Dan, with raspy vocals reminiscent of The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran over vintage rock n’ roll riffs and a sweet Hammond B3 backdrop. The track comes from a four-song EP of the same name released earlier this month, and while I’d imagine a certain subset of DEP fans won’t care, this is exactly the kind of music I want to be listening to on this dreary, early winter morning. Stream the EP’s title track below, via Decibel.