False virtue out 10/4

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DPCD is the work of Illinois musician Alec Watson. Embracing the American song tradition with quiet intensity, the music contains warm repetitions on family, daily routine, and memory.

DPCD released their first album, “Good Visions,” in 2017.

Their second album, “False Virtue,” releases October 4, 2019.


10/4/19 - CHICAGO, il: album release @ hungry brain

past shows



Good Visions




Chirp Radio did a nice interview with us about the band origin, name, and writing process.

“CHIRP: Didn’t your family figure in the name DPCD, Alec?

ALEC: Yes, DPCD was a four-letter secret code passed down by my great grandfather, who was a Quaker and lived in Indiana. When I started writing songs, I was very interested in exploring my family history, particularly on my mother’s side. This served as a touchpoint for many of the songs on my first album, Good Visions. One of the songs, "Images of No Use," ruminates about the family tree, and how the past is connected to the present and the present is connected to the future. If you think about it, you realize that decisions you are making today could have a huge impact on future generations.”

read here


Wonderful podcast What About Chicago?! previewed our CHIRP Night @ The Whistler show, and played a track off of Good Visions.

“that last song you heard, great song by DPCD, which I am still not sure what that stands for…gotta go to that show and ask him…sounds interesting.”

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listen here


Issue 59 of the Chicago Crowd Surfer wrote about our performance at the CHIRP Radio Record fair:

“We arrived just in time to take in the first act on the slate for the day in DPCD. Skipping over the first floor vendors for their thirty minute set was the best decision as Alec Watson and his cohorts’ acoustic, indie folk was the perfect accompaniment to our morning coffee and complimentary donut from Metropolis. Watson’s easy stage presence and the flowing layers of acoustic guitar were at odds with the bright surrounding of the Plumbers Hall bar area, but they made the best of it with tunes from the excellent Good Visions as well as a few newer tunes.”

They also included us in their monthly playlist.

write up here

playlist here


please send all inquiries to hello@dpcd.work