Without fail, whenever I walk down the streets of my town, or cruise past the windows of the malt shop while weaving through bodies on my trusty roller skates, I will invariably be flagged down by people earnestly asking me, with a desperate gleam in their eyes and stolen moist towelettes in their shirt pocket, "Dave, what do you think of the new Statistics record? Why won't you tell me? For the love of me and this baby I'm carrying, won't you tell me why? Please!!!"
Most of the time I just feel frightened and annoyed by this questioning, since until recently there hadn't been a new Statistics album in over a year and a half. I would respond by just grabbing the poor fellow (it's usually men) in front of me, and exclaim while shaking vigorously, "Get a hold of yourself, man! You're living in some kind of crazy dream world if you expect there to be a new album every time I walk down the street! And you can't conceive because you haven't got a womb! Haven't you seen Life Of Brian? They explain it in detail!"
But things have made slightly more sense for the past few weeks, as the question is once again relevant. There is indeed a new Statistics album. And it is called Often Lie. And it rocks. And you should rock it too. But allow me to explain.
Statistics is the solo outing alter ego of Desaparecidos member, Denver Dalley. I'm not exactly sure why indie rockers need to "branch out" from the stifling constraints of their already indie activities and go for some yet still indie-er side projects, but it should not concern or surprise you at all that one group you may or may not have heard of is actually made up of personnel from another group you may or may not have heard of. Such are the ways of the world in indie rock, so just get used to it.