Friday, 19 July 2019

The Deer

Cedar Teeth

6 pm doors, 7 pm show


All ages welcome

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About The Deer

Psychotropic Surf-Western, Sta

The Deer

Described as transcendental Texas folk and stargaze surf-western, The Deer create psychotropic soundscapes and tranquil, vivid dream-pop. They are at once lyrical and experiential, magnetic and evocative. The group formed in 2012 while recording solo work by singer/songwriter Grace Park (The Blue Hit), and soon developed into a collaboratively-composed project named for an animal symbol of protective guidance, The Deer. Park's voice and lyrical presence are captivating, upright bassist Jesse Dalton (MilkDrive) has a songwriting mouth of a saint and a devil, lead guitarist Michael McLeod (Good Field, Richard Linklater film composer) expertly captains sound production, drummer Alan Eckert sings with soulful rhythm and finesse. Shortly after recording their upcoming album, fiddle/mandolin/guitar player Noah Jeffries (MilkDrive, South Austin Jug Band), joined the group. The Deer have created a dynamic collection of songs ranging between the blissful and euphoric to the dark and the dangerous.

They debuted with the album An Argument for Observation (2013) under the band name Grace Park & The Deer. As they grew more collaborative, they made the transition to simply The Deer and released their second album under that name in early 2015. On the Essence of the Indomitable Spirit is dedicated to the memory of their late friend and bandmate, Stephanie Bledsoe. Their third album, Tempest & Rapture, was released in 2016. It's half Southern Gothic surf-country and half psychedelic dreampop. Their sound is richly-layered, lyric-driven, lush, and expressive.

They've played Austin's historical Moody Theater and the Legendary Stubb's, as well as festivals like SXSW, Art Outside, and Utopiafest. Members have shared the stage with The Head & The Heart, The Lumineers, Alejandro Escovedo, Peter Rowan, Tim O'Brien, and Dana Falconberry. With rotating guest multi-instrumentalists such as Roger Sellers (Bayonne) and Dennis Ludiker (Asleep at the Wheel), they move fluidly between genres and activate the imagination.

About Cedar Teeth

Rustic roots rock

Cedar Teeth

Cedar Teeth hails from the Cascade foothills, where the sound of saws cut through the Oregon woods and the lights of Portland set the western horizon aglow. The music of Cedar Teeth is shaped by the experience of living in this margin dividing the wilderness from the city. From the five members of the band emerges a fusion of guitars, banjo, keys and trombone, propelled by bass and drums, while vocal harmonies weave through the music. Their songs are thus sweeping and immersive, at turns rustically melodic, lyrically raw, and aggressive, as they explore the tensions of our time: love, loss, and destruction in a morally ambivalent landscape.

Over the past five years, Cedar Teeth has steadily crafted a distinct sound and set out to bring together audiences and fellow musicians from Portland to Seattle. Starting off 2015 with a series of shows in Park City, Utah during Sundance Film Festival, Cedar Teeth has gone on to perform at major venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, like Seattle's Tractor Tavern, as well as festival sets at Cascadia Rainingman and Summer Meltdown, alongside bands like Greensky Bluegrass and Fruition. Songs from their debut album, Hoot, have since been licensed for television programming on PBS and film soundtracks in America and Europe. Heading into 2016, Cedar Teeth will soon return to the studio and record their sophomore album before hitting the road, to bring their brand of NW roots rock to audiences far beyond the Cascade foothills from where their music is born.






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