Photo Credit: Robin Laananen
Featuring the dual vocals of guitarist Devlin and bassist Alex, the new song has a distinct Pixies feel to it. There is a campy vibe thanks largely to a catchy guitar riff that serves as a highlight. With lyrics revealing a more personal and reflective tone, The Dead Ships have taken their hard-hitting guitar rock into an alternate direction, and it sounds beautiful.
“For a long time, we were the assholes who prided themselves on playing louder than anyone else,” shares Devlin. “At first we were just going to do one EP, then tragedy struck and my closest friend, Wayne to my Garth, took his own life and it opened up every floodgate. When I came home from the funeral, I read an article about scientists observing a rare solar state called a big quiet, and for a moment it felt as if the entire universe was sitting shiva.”
The new EP is produced by Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, and marks the first time a member of that iconic band has served as a producer for a band other than their own.
Be sure to check out the new song below, and look for The Dead Ships return to the L.A. live music scene soon. As of now, there’s only shows scheduled at May’s Canadian Music Week a few days after the new EP drops. AND, a small studio gig at on March 13 at Fonogenic Studios 10th anniversary celebration.
The Dead Ships Upcoming Shows:
3/13: Fonogenic Studios at 8pm
5/7: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (w/ King Tuff, Twin Peaks)
5/8: Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club (w/ Together Pangea)
5/9: Toronto, ON @ Cameron House
Stream The Dead Ships’ new song “Big Quiet”.
Listen to The Dead Ships’ previously released single, “Canyon”.