Deap Vally Share “Baby I Call Hell” (Deap Vally’s Version)

Deap Vally have shared their new single "Baby I Call Hell" (Deap Vally's Version)
Deap Vally photo by James Dierx

Deap Vally have shared their new single “Baby I Call Hell” (Deap Vally’s Version), the track is out today on all streaming services. The track is the first single to be released from a re-recorded version of the band’s debut LP and final release, entitled SISTRIONIX 2.0, which will be released in the spring of 2024 on the band’s own Deap Vally Records. On the song, band’s Lindsey Troy says: “”Baby I Call Hell” is quintessential Deap Vally. It was the first song we ever wrote as a band, so it’s very meaningful to our story. Re-recording that song was a lot of fun, but also a lot of pressure because we wanted to make sure the recording captured the magic of the song again.”

To commemorate its swan-song moment, Deap Vally will perform a series of final concert appearances, where they will play SISTRIONIX in its entirety. The band will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album with tour dates on the west coast in November and will play shows on in the midwest and east coast in early 2024. The tour will begin in Lindsey Troy’s hometown, San Diego on November 11 at the Casbah. L.A. Witch, Death Valley Girls, Sloppy Jane and Spoon Benders will be joining the band in select markets.

Troy says, “SISTRIONIX is just classic Deap Vally. It’s so pure and raw. It really encapsulates an era — an era of dank, yeasty backstage rooms across the UK, of the endorphin rush of that first wave of success, of youthful drunken, wild nights, of the worldly adventures and the newness of it all.”

“We’re just going to go to play as many places as we can and say farewell to everyone,” Julie Edwards adds. “Though the band is playing live for the last time, the door is open to us to collaborate. Now we’re all about re-establishing a workflow and connection around our friendship, after all we’ve shared together along the way.”

Not long after a chance meeting in a knitting class, the duo of Julie Edwards (drums and vocals) and Lindsey Troy (guitar and vocals) unleashed Deap Vally’s first release, 2012’s ferocious “Gonna Make My Own Money” single, on the tiny U.K. indie, Ark Recordings. From that auspicious launch, Deap Vally went on to spawn three albums of powerful, idiosyncratic, maximally minimalist rock – SISTRIONIX (2013), Nick Zinner-produced FEMEJISM (2016), and MARRIAGE (2021) – that played by their own rules. That was in addition to the L.A.-based group’s collaborations with Peaches, KT Tunstall, Jamie Hince and Soko, even an entire joint album recorded with Flaming Lips (DEAP LIPS, 2020) – all while sharing stages on numerous tours, shows, and festivals with Blondie, Garbage, and Queens of the Stone Age, and many more.

“I’m so proud of all our records, and Julie and I have an uncanny creative relationship,” Troy says. “It’s hard to ever picture having that with someone else. After all that, ya never know what could happen! We need to find the balance where we can focus on the fun stuff, but have the freedom to make the music we love. We just felt it would be fitting to go out with a bang, not a whimper. I felt marking this occasion should be a cathartic process: healing deep wounds, reconnecting with old friends and collaborators – and falling in love with Deap Vally all over again.”

Deap Vally 2023 Tour Dates

11.10 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
11.11 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory ^ *
11.15 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall ^
11.17 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater ^ ~
11.18 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall ^
11.19 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ^ ~
02.08 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
02.09 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East #
02.10 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
02.11 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club #
02.13 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #
02.14 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat #
02.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
02.17 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge #
02.18 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom #
03.09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram *
03.15 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar + Billiards *
03.16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
03.17 – Denver, CO @ Marquis *
03.18 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
03.20 Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
04.18 Mexico City, MX @ Foro Indie Rocks!

support from ^ L.A. Witch
* Death Valley Girls
# Sloppy Jane
~ Spoon Benders

Pre-order SISTRIONIX 2.0 by Deap Vally HERE


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