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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Death Songs Announce West Coast Tour

Tour Dates Supporting And And And Kick Off January 27 in Arcata, CA

"A jingle-jangle groove that's positively life-affirming" -Interview Magazine


Death Songs S/T 10” Available Now Via Post-Consumer

Portland-based outfit Death Songs are pleased to announce West Coast tour dates supporting fellow PDX band And And And. The tour kicks off January 27 in Arcata, CA with performances at The Facement. See below for a full list of dates

Death Songs is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Nick Delffs. “I called it Death Songs because there’s always that possibility that the next song I write would be my last,” Nick Delffs says, and you can hear the smile on his face. It’s not that he’s morbid-quite the opposite. Delffs sees his bands moniker, which might at first induce visions of dancing skeletons drumming tombstone rhythms in a cemetery, as more of a celebration. “Native American death songs celebrate the person’s life,” Delffs elaborates, “and that’s what I want to do with these songs as well.” As previously announced, the first two singles from the record “Ophelia” and “Water in the Eyes of Man” are available for free download.

Download “Ophelia” here courtesy of Magnet.

Download “Water in the Eyes of Man.”

Death Songs call up many traditions in their execution, from call and response reminiscent harmonies to American folk themes and African rhythms, while also always maintaining a unique style all their own. Delff’s songwriting is both tender and heavy, invoking the simultaneous joy and sadness of being alive. “Life is sad sometimes, but it’s also happy sometimes,” Delffs says, “and the songs reflect both of those things-they’re human.”

Track List:

A1. Let This Body Go

A2. So Deadly

A3. Ophelia

A4. You Will Part

B1. Water In The Eyes Of Man

B2. Saw Everything

B3. Deha-Antara

B4. Remain In Love Straight To The End

Tour Dates:

01/27 Arcata, CA, The Facement*

01/28 Davis, CA, Luigi’s Fun Garden*

01/29 San Francisco, CA, Hotel Utah*

01/30 Los Angeles, CA, Silverlake Lounge*

02/01 San Diego, CA, Tin Can Alehouse*

02/02 Santa Barbara, CA, The Mercury Lounge*

02/05 Boise, ID, Visual Arts Collective*

02/12 Portland, OR, Rontoms*

*w/ And And And

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