decker. creates an expansive palette of folk, gospel, rock and psychedelia and will release Patsy on February 17, 2015.
decker. hits the road next month to cross the country in support of Patsy.
At the close of the year The Bluegrass Situation premiered the mesmerizing desert psych-folk artist's Wu-Tang inspired, "O.D.B." saying, "The rootsy rambler 'O.D.B.', off the group's upcoming record Patsy, has just enough swing to make you 'just dance / If you caught up in the holy ghost trance'."
It's a cool track. Listen here:
Patsy is bookended (save for a quick intro) by “O.D.B.” and “Ol Dirty Revival,” two themed tracks that lean gospel revival over psychedelic guitar folk. Musical outliers here, in a way similar to Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street,” they fit decker.’s vision of people betrayed by the outer, unknown dwellers of their social, artistic and professional circles.
Patsy is the follow up to 2013’s much-hailed “desert gospel masterpiece,” Slider. Recorded at WaveLab Recording Studio (Neko Case, Iron & Wine, DeVotchKa) in Tucson, Patsy veers from quiet shuffles to noisy guitar jams and horn-driven ballads, but never becomes quixotic or difficult. The Phoenix New Times says, “The band’s intensity, its ability to tap into spooky Old Testament terror as well as pastoral Verde River amble, is what sets it apart from the ever-crowded indie folk populace.”
- decker. Tour Dates
- Fri, Feb 20 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
- Sat, Feb 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Last Exit Live
- Fri, Feb 27 - Flagstaff, AZ - Green Room
- Sat, Feb 28 - Cottonwood, AZ - Main Stage
- Wed, Mar 4 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
- Thur, Mar 5 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer
- Fri, Mar 6 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
- Sat, Mar 7 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
- Sun, Mar 8 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Pocket
- Tues, Mar 10 - Ashland, OR - Club 66
- Wed, Mar 11 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bond's Garage
- Thurs, Mar 12 - Portland, OR - Valentine's
- Fri, Mar 13 - Seattle, WA - Conor Byrne
- Sat, Mar 14 - Bend, OR - The Astro Lounge
- Sun, Mar 22 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
- Tues, Mar 24 - Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Social Club
- Wed, Mar 25 - Minneapolis, MN - Kitty Cat Klub
- Thurs, Mar 26 - Dubuque, IA - The Lift
- Sat, Mar 28 - Chicago, IL - North Bar
- Tue Mar 31 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Find out more at http://deckermusic.org