“The Rat Is Back” by Deaf Wish

Deaf Wish have released a new video for “The Rat Is Back.” In the clip, guitarist/vocalist Jensen Tjhung directs himself, delivering an unpredictable, humorous, and menacing performance. The track is off the band’s forthcoming release, Lithium Zion.

Deaf Wish have scheduled US tour dates in support of Lithium Zion, beginning September 4th in Columbus at Spacebar and ending September 27th-30th in Memphis for Gonerfest. The tour will include stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, New Orleans and an appearance at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival (September 6th). Along the way, Deaf Wish will labelmates The Gotobeds (September 7th; 9th-14th).

Deaf Wish
Lithium Zion

1. Easy
2. FFS
3. Metal Carnage
4. The Rat is Back
5. Ox
6. Hitachi Jackhammer
7. Lithium Zion
8. Deep Blue Cheated
9. Birthday
10. Afraid For You
11. Smoke

Deaf Wish

Sep. 04 – Columbus, OH – Spacebar
Sep. 05 – Asheville, NC – Mothlight
Sep. 06 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch
Sep. 07 – Baltimore, MD – Joe Squared *
Sep. 08 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Sep. 09 – Boston, MA – Great Scott *
Sep. 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – The New Shop *
Sep. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
Sep. 13 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx *
Sep. 14 – Chicago, IL – GMan Tavern *
Sep. 18 – Seattle, WA – Highline
Sep. 19 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Sep. 20 – Arcata, CA – Outer Space
Sep. 21- San Francisco, CA – The Knockout
Sep. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
Sep. 23 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Sep. 25 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
Sep. 26 – New Orleans, LA – Poor Boys
Sep. 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Sep. 27-30 – Memphis, TN – Gonerfest
* w/ The Gotobeds

Lithium Zion was written by Deaf Wish, with each member taking turns on lyrical and vocal duties throughout the album. Lithium Zion was recorded at Head Gap Recording Studio in Melbourne in April of 2017 with Nao Anzai, and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of Total Control (who also mixed the group’s “St. Vincent’s” 7” single and Pain album, both released on Sub Pop Records.


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