While critics have favorably compared some of their previous work to the likes of The Stones, The Black Crowes and The Strokes, what really emerges on Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares is the sound of a fully-realized band with their own distant voice in an all too homogenized rock scene. Infectious hooks, strong melodies and indelible riffs abound on this effort, as do the whip-smart lyrics and musical dynamic that swaggers at times, coos at others and, more often than not, explodes with a reckless abandon.
Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares was recorded in Milwaukee and produced by Mike Hoffmann whose production credits include The Verve Pipe, Willie Porter and Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes), among others. The band is comprised of lead singer/rhythm guitar player Nick Amadeus, bassist Evan Paydon, lead guitarist Victor Buell IV, keyboardist Al Kraemer and drummer Kyle Ciske, and on the strength of both their incendiary live shows and 2011 full-length album More About You, the band took home the 2011 Best Band and Best Alternative Artist awards earlier this spring from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and the WAMI Awards (Wisconsin Area Music Industry), respectively.
The Delta Routine’s Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares will be available October 9th in both CD and Digital formats, and the band will be touring in support of it throughout the year.
“The Delta Routine blend catchy guitar pop with swaggering blues-rooted rock-and-roll that nods at The Black Crowes, The Who and The Rolling Stones.” – Bobby Tanzilo / ON MILWAUKEE
Oct 11 Hotel Foster – Milwaukee, WI Cigarettes &Caffeine NightmaresCD Release Show w/ HERO JR., We Are Your Father
Oct 12 Club Underground – Minneapolis, MN w/ HERO JR.
Oct 13 Pumper’s Mitchell’s Bar & Grill – Whitewater Street, Whitewater, WI w/ HERO JR.
Oct 14 The Green Room Pub – Sheboygan, WI w/ HERO JR.
Oct 24 Stonefly Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
Oct 25 The Hideaway Saloon – Louisville, KY w/ HERO JR.
Oct 26 Dino’s Bar & Grill – Nashville, TN w/ Allie Bencar
Nov 02 The Birds Nest Pub – Chicago, IL w/ HERO JR.
Nov 03 The Funkyard – Indianapolis, IN w/ HERO JR. (early show)
Nov 03 Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN w/ HERO JR., The Hawkeyes
Nov 04 Scarlet & Grey – Columbus, OH w/ HERO JR., The Up All Nights
Nov. 05 World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA w/ HERO JR. and The Hawkeyes
Nov 06 HeadHouse – Philadelphia PA w/ HERO JR. and Boy Wonder
Nov 08 Fontana’s – New York, NY w/ HERO JR.
Nov 09 The Monkey Wrench – Louisville, KY w/ HERO JR.
Nov. 10 Lemmons – St. Louis, MO w/ HERO JR., Pirate Signal, Hideaway Headline
Nov 16 Czar’s 505, St. Joseph, MI w/ HERO JR.