Dropin Pickup is on a roll in lyric video for “Compunction” — watch

The band celebrates a new LP on Friday with a free St. Pete show.

On Saturday Tampa’s own Dropin Pickup celebrate the release of a new LP, Bearings Lost, with a free show at St. Pete’s 3 Daughter’s Brewing.

Before they show off an indie-rock sound that mostly evades generalization, have a look at this lyric video for “Compunction” where our new intern Riley was reminded of FIDLAR and the rest of us just get to watch the band on a roll — a toilet roll that is.


“The toilet paper was being displayed in a grotesque manner...descending from the back,” drummer Denny Umphreys told CL in a message. “I think the subconscious had a hand, as I've always loved prison scenes where inmates are being as clever as they can in concealing communication - jotting down in the middle of a roll and rewinding it to perfection”

It's a funny clip and belies the track’s message and meaning.

“That tune was our revival track, if you will. Shifting our focus from an acoustic guitar-led performance for many years to an electric front allowed us to branch out and find comfort in unfamiliar waters” Umphrey’s said. “[It] sums up our current direction to some extent, as we never like being pigeon-holed [sic] as one particular breed of sound.”

Have a look below and see more information on the show via CL’s events calendar.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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