Having spread their bastard seeds across at least three continents this globe their 2010 inception, Melbourne, Australia-based duo DEAD will return to the U-S-of-A in just a few short weeks on a DIY trek of the finer dives the Northwestern states have to offer.
In 2011 DEAD released their debut LP, Thundaaaaah, on Wantage USA and in Australia on their own label, We Empty Rooms, known for its limited vinyl presses of the finest heavy noise rock from Australia (Fire Witch, Pure Evil Trio) and elsewhere (VAZ, Cyberne). The Idiots LP, released in Australia by We Empty Rooms last year, will now see stateside release through Portland outsider D.I.Y. label Eolian Empire. Set for infiltration on 180-gram LP and digital download, Eolian will officially drop Idiots on August 13th, just days after DEAD ships in for their second tour of duty in the States.
DEAD’s newest fifteen-date D.I.Y.-booked venture will kick off on August 8th; the first eight dates see them pummeling a path from Minneapolis through the Dakotas and Montana and into Spokane, before heading back out to Missoula, Montana as they make their return to Total Fest XII on August 17. This is all followed by a week-long tour of the Pacific Northwest with Towers which will start and end in Portland — home of Eolian Empire — with a US record release/tour kickoff with Rabbits and Towers on Sunday August 18th. DEAD and Towers will also be doing a live-on-the-air radio performance on Saturday August 24 between 5-7pm on KPSU. The band will also stop in LA for a few days to record their next record with Toshi Kasai (Big Business, Melvins) while on tour.
Comprised of Jace on bass/vocals and Jem on drums/vocals, DEAD is a Voltron-like beast formed from stripped-to-the-bone Karp and Melvins, ultra-heavy aberrations of Wire and Gang of Four angular punk, odd technical riffage of GodHeadSilo and No Means No, the aggro Aussie vibes of Feedtime, and creepshow experimentation. Sounds pretty cool, right? It’s no wonder DEAD has been invited to play with Big Business, White Shit, Hammerhead, VAZ, Gay Witch Abortion, Monarch, Earthless, Black Cobra, Eagle Twin, Cough, Eternal Elysium, Carburetor Dung, Hard-Ons and a heap of other bands just as good but not as famous. They’ve toured Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the US.
DEAD U.S. Tour Dates:
8/08/2013 The Shit Biscuit – Minneapolis, MN w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/09/2013 Ojata Records – Grand Forks, ND w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/10/2013 Why Not Fest – Minot, ND w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/11/2013 TBA – Minot/Bismarck, ND w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/12/2013 The Nameless Cave – Rapid City, SD w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/13/2013 Shooters – Billings, MT w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/14/2013 house show – Bozeman, MT w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/15/2013 Carr’s Corner Lounge & Night Club – Spokane, WA w/ Helms Alee, Norska, Hooves
8/17/2013 Total Fest XII – Missoula, MT
8/18/2013 The Know – Portland, OR w/ Rabbits, Towers
8/19/2013 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/21/2013 The Victory Bar – Seattle, WA w/ Android Hero, Towers
8/22/2013 Fuck The Weekend Fest – Arcata, CA w/ Towers, more
8/23/2013 The New Frontier – Tacoma, WA w/ Towers, Burning Ghats
8/24/2013 Slabtown – Portland, OR w/ Towers, Beringia
Idiots Track Listing:
1. The Carcass Is Dry
2. Couldn’t Keep His Mouth Shut
4. Murder Hollow
5. Bed Bugs
6. Inherit the Wind
7. Lego Men