Dead Fingers Release Big Black Dog on PIPEANDGUN/Communicating Vessels
More U.S. Tour Dates Announced
“On their stunning sophomore album Big Black Dog, Birmingham, AL duo Dead Fingers create eccentric and imaginative soundscapes. Songs about heartbreak, uncertainty and resilience are kooky and unique, but always thoughtful. Dead Fingers are a band to watch.”
Dead Fingers are celebrating the release of Big Black Dog on sister labels PIPEANDGUN and Communicating Vessels with a national headlining tour to celebrate. See below for new shows and a new venue in Las Vegas. Great reviews have been flowing in from music writers everywhere - PopDose described it thusly: "“Eleven slightly skewed songs that have quirky rhythms, lyrical twists and wonderful harmonic interplay in the vocals...All in all, a very satisfying collection.”
Since 2012's eponymous debut on Big Legal Mess Records, Dead Fingers have had some time to take a step back and take stock of all of the dynamic changes their lives have undergone over the past few years. As new parents, Kate and Taylor have added a whole new perspective to their road weary travelogues and broke-beat folk/country/blues hybrid, that speaks as much to their growing maturity as artists as it does to their innate ability to put their lives squarely in the fabric of their songs.
American Songwriter premiered Big Black Dog this week here.
Guitar World Acoustic Nation have the acoustic video and a free download of "Twisted" here
"Twisted" Video on Youtube:
From Taylor's earliest days as a lo-fi axe slinger shredding J. Mascis-by way of-Johnny Thunders riffage onYou Know That Summer's Coming, to his time spent touring with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band wrangling cosmic American music out of Mexican moorings, and Kate's lifelong tutelage in one of the most gifted musical families the Magic City has ever produced alongside her siblings Maria and Macey Taylor, it's easy to see why they needed some time away from the stage to think about a life removed from rock and roll.
From penning acoustic remedies for heartbroken scribes like the elegant "Pomp & Circumstance," to the playful pretzel wordplay of "Twisted," and the metaphysical longing of "Still Haven't Been Satisfied," there's enough existential wisdom for people twice their age to revel in- along with the standard Dead Fingers six string whiplash- to make this one of the most exciting albums in either of their respective catalogs. Documenting their peculiar form of domestic bliss in tracks like "Shoom Doom Babba Labba" and "Free Tonight," Big Black Dogstands as a new chapter in the careers of two of Birmingham's most talented musicians and their struggle to find a balance between their art and home life and all of the mixed up semiotics that lies between the two.
July 18 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
July 19 - Tuscaloosa, AL @ Druid City Brewery
July 20 - Athens, GA @ The World Famous
July 21 - Marshall, NC @ Good Stuff
July 22 - Asheville, NC @ Jack of the Wood
July 23 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Garage
July 24 - off
July 25 - NYC, NY @ St. Dymphna's
July 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
July 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
July 28 - off
July 29 - Youngstown, OH @ Greyland
July 30 - Detroit, MI @ The Rockery
July 31 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
August 1 - Bayport, MN @ Bayport BBQ
August 2 - Omaha, NE @ O'leavers
August 3 - Lincoln, NE @ Yia Yia's