I spent all weekend at a #trap festival in the middle of Delaware, watching #TurntUp teens wile out to processed hi-hats and Nicki Minaj samples until the cows literally came home. While this wasn't exactly objectionable, I found myself thirsting, by the end, for a draught of something a little more turned-down. Thankfully "Stay, Don't Say" is exactly that—at first glance, Dead Gaze seem to be peddling pretty, upfront acoustic balladry, but closer listening reveals tectonic guitar lines shifting far beneath, evincing a shoegazer's sense of scale. Their album, Brain Holiday, is out October 22nd. Don't miss their fall tour:
09/16 Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar *
09/17 Grinnell, IA – Gardner Lounge at Grinnell College *
09/18 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
09/19 Madison, WI – Memorial Union Terrace at University of Wisconsin *
09/22 Madison, WI – The Sett as University of Wisconsin *
09/24 Montevallo, AL – Eclipse Coffee & Books *
09/25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
09/27 Hamilton, ON – The Baltimore House *
09/29 Burlington, VT- Signal Kitchen *
09/30 Allston, MA – Great Scott *
10/01 Waltham, MA – Brandeis University *
10/03 Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent *
10/04 Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy *
10/05 Williamsburg, VA – William and Mary College *
10/06 Durham, NC -Duke Coffeehouse at Duke University *
* = w/ Dent May
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