Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Demigs premiere first track from forthcoming double album

Denton, TX quartet The Demigs premiere the first track from their forthcoming 20-song double album today via PopMatters. The tune, "Melamine" is available to hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

The Demigs are somewhat both an anomaly in and spiritual heirs to their home state's mixed musical traditions. While listeners can hear elements of classic American indie rock like Pavement and The Apples In Stereo and the noisy, art-tinged pop of celebrated New Zealand "Kiwi rock" bands like The 3-Ds and The Clean, there's also some of Texas' warped psychedelia like Roky Erickson and The Golden Dawn along with the slightest hint of the region's legendary blues-rock. There's inasmuch a healthy cynicism and cleverness to the lyrics as there is an unaffected innocence to the quartet's forthcoming third album Welcome to Hard Times

The 20-song double LP is an expansive collection of hooky tunes allowing the band to stretch out just enough to explore lush soundscapes alongside their taut songcraft without ever collapsing into excess. The Demigs run their own recording studio, Shady Lane at which guitarist Alex Hastings engineered the band's latest album. The cover art for Welcome to Hard Times was created by writer/guitarist/vocalist Chris Demiglio, which was also curated for an art exhibit. It's this DIY approach that gives the band its own unique aesthetic and ability to hone the album's meticulous sound. 

Since forming in 2006, The Demigs have dedicated themselves to crafting song and sound. Called "a criminally overlooked jewel of pop artistry" and "without peer," The Demigs combine the intensity of their live shows with the magnetic attraction of their studio albums - Yardling (2007) and Cities Can Wait (2011).

Welcome to Hard Times is being released in conjunction with I Love Math Records and will be available on 2xLP, 2xCD and download on April 14th, 2015.

03/14 - Denton, TX @ The Labb - 35 Denton Festival
04/03 - Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
04/05 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Arts Fest
04/09 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
04/10 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Shipping and Receiving 
05/29 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Shipping and Receiving 
06/04 - Shreveport, LA @ Tiki Bar
06/05 - Monroe, Louisiana @ Trial Bar
06/06 - Jackson, Mississippi @ Ole Tavern

Artist: The Demigs
Album:  Welcome to Hard Times
Label: I Love Math Records
Release Date: April 14th, 2015

01. Welcome to Hard Times (Vacant Houses)
02. Crossed Out Names
03. Melamine (STREAM)
04. Pluto
05. Paisley Desert
06. Long Runs the Fox
07. Everything is a Weapon
08. Metamoros
09. Pushers & Pullers
10. Henry & Maggie

11. Mr. Timer
12. Any Other Pattern
13. Distress Signals
14. Dead By Monday
15. One Light Year from Now
16. Arches
17. Athena Goes to War
18. Yeller
19. Welcome to Hard Times II (Black Cat/White Ghost)
20. Monochrome Blues

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