Dehd release a new song, “Stars,” from their forthcoming album, Blue Skies, out May 27th on Fat Possum. Following raucous Stooges meets Jesus and Mary Chain anti-Valentines Day anthem that was “Bad Love,” “Stars” is an instantly infectious, doo wop blast. Even though it has emotionally complex subject matter at its core – in Emily Kempf’s words, it’s about “reaching past the boundaries of understanding our personal comfort” – the innate gift of Dehd is such that they manage to take that and turn it into a track that is at once deliriously catchy and warmly radiant. It urges listeners to ground themselves amidst the chaos with a gloriously Ramones-esque chorus of “walk, baby walk” that is equal parts command and encouragement. As guitarist Jason Balla says about the track, “When I get too overwhelmed and I feel like my heart’s gonna break from all the sadness in this world I go for a walk. The familiar streets of home pull me back to earth.” Blue Skies was engineered, Craig Silvey (The National, Arcade Fire), and mastered Heba Kadry (Slowdive, Bjork, Cate Le Bon).
Dehd 2022 Tour Dates
Sat. Apr. 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
Sat. Apr. 30 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory (Shaky Knees Aftershow)
Mon. May 2 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
Tue. May 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
Thu. May 5 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Fri. May 6 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
Sat. May 7 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
Mon. May 9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
Tue. May 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater*
Wed. May 11 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
Fri. May 13 – Austin, TX – Antones *
Sat. May 14 – Dallas, TX @ Trees *
Sun. May 15 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio *
Mon. May 16 – New Orleans, LA @ Toulouse Theatre !
Wed. May 18 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall !
Thu. May 19 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle !
Sun. May 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer !
Tue. May 24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT !
Wed. May 25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom !
Thu. May 26 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall !
Fri. May 27 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Sat. May 28 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’sPalace
Sat. Jun. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *
Sat. Jun. 11 – Queens, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
* w/ Pixel Grip
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