Wednesday 28 August 2013

decker. - Shadow Days

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It was in May that we reviewed 'Killing Me' by deker., a band described as psychedelic desert folk. The song was taken from the Arizonan group's album 'Slider', and this week sees another single from the same album. 'Shadow Days' is released tomorrow (Aug 29th) and you know what? There's no better way to describe this song than psychedelic desert folk. This song, more than any of the others, seems purpose built for that particular label, and a quite splendid tune it is too.

Now with a video to give your eyes a piece of the fun too, 'Shadow Days' moves from a simple plodding bass and slide guitars which add an eerie vibe and then gradually begins to swell. The vocals are also a touch spooky, but they're perfect for this track. It creates a real atmosphere and the chorus is pretty special. It might not be a first listen song, it might take two or three goes, but it's worth the effort, as by the time you reach the squealing guitar and crashing drums the song feels like some kind of psychotic episode, and it's really quite spectacular.

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Catch them live:

Aug 31 Elevation Fest - Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 07 THE SAIL INN, Tempe, AZ  
Sep 14 Martini Bar, Sedona, AZ  
Sep 19 THE SAIL INN, Tempe, AZ  
Sep 24 Hotel Congress, Tucson, AZ
Oct 05 Page Springs Cellars Harvest Fest, Cornville, AZ  
Oct 06 Echo Country Outpost, Los Angeles, CA  
Oct 07 Soda Bar, San Diego, CA Tickets re
Oct 08 SECRET SHOW w/ Wesley Hartley, Cornville, AZ  
Oct 09 The Rogue Bar, Scottsdale, AZ  
Oct 10 Blackbird Buvette, Albuquerque, NM  
Oct 18 Apache Lake Music Festival, Tortilla Flat, AZ
Oct 19 Spirit Room, Jerome, AZ  
Nov 06 Hi Dive, Denver, CO  
Nov 07 Riot Room, Kansas City, MO  
Nov 08 Tonic Room, Chicago, IL  
Nov 09 TBA, St Louis, MO  
Nov 10 Soundpony, Tulsa, OK

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