Dead Fingers announce tour dates; new album ‘Big Black Dog’ out now on PipeandGun/Communicating Vessels

By on July 17, 2014

Dead Fingers

Dead Fingers are celebrating the release of Big Black Dog on sister labels PIPEANDGUN and Communicating Vessels with a national headlining tour to celebrate. See below for new shows and a new venue in Las Vegas. Great reviews have been flowing in from music writers everywhere – PopDose described it thusly: ““Eleven slightly skewed songs that have quirky rhythms, lyrical twists and wonderful harmonic interplay in the vocals…All in all, a very satisfying collection.”

 

 

Since 2012’s eponymous debut on Big Legal Mess Records, Dead Fingers have had some time to take a step back and take stock of all of the dynamic changes their lives have undergone over the past few years. As new parents, Kate and Taylor have added a whole new perspective to their road weary travelogues and broke-beat folk/country/blues hybrid, that speaks as much to their growing maturity as artists as it does to their innate ability to put their lives squarely in the fabric of their songs.

 

American Songwriter premiered Big Black Dog this week here.

 

Guitar World Acoustic Nation have the acoustic video and a  free download of “Twisted” here

 

“Twisted” Video on Youtube:

From Taylor’s earliest days as a lo-fi axe slinger shredding J. Mascis-by way of-Johnny Thunders riffage on You Know That Summer’s Coming, to his time spent touring with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band wrangling cosmic American music out of Mexican moorings, and Kate’s lifelong tutelage in one of the most gifted musical families the Magic City has ever produced alongside her siblings Maria and Macey Taylor, it’s easy to see why they needed some time away from the stage to think about a life removed from rock and roll.

 

From penning acoustic remedies for heartbroken scribes like the elegant “Pomp & Circumstance,” to the playful pretzel wordplay of “Twisted,” and the metaphysical longing of “Still Haven’t Been Satisfied,” there’s enough existential wisdom for people twice their age to revel in- along with the standard Dead Fingers six string whiplash- to make this one of the most exciting albums in either of their respective catalogs. Documenting their peculiar form of domestic bliss in tracks like “Shoom Doom Babba Labba” and “Free Tonight,” Big Black Dog stands as a new chapter in the careers of two of Birmingham’s most talented musicians and their struggle to find a balance between their art and home life and all of the mixed up semiotics that lies between the two.

 

On Tour

July 18 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree

July 19 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Druid City Brewery

July 20 – Athens, GA @ The World Famous

July 21 – Marshall, NC @ Good Stuff

July 22 – Asheville, NC @ Jack of the Wood

July 23 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Garage

July 24 – off

July 25 – NYC, NY @ St. Dymphna’s

July 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall

July 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

July 28 – off

July 29 – Youngstown, OH @ Greyland

July 30 – Detroit, MI @ The Rockery

July 31 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout

August 1 – Bayport, MN @ Bayport BBQ

August 2 – Omaha, NE @ O’leavers

August 3 – Lincoln, NE @ Yia Yia’s

 

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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