The Dead Ships

The Dead Ships at The Hi Hat (2016)

Loved L.A. rockers known as The Dead Ships have announced two headlining Southern California gigs. Returning to headline The Roxy in West Hollywood, The Dead Ships will take the stage at The Roxy on (new date) Wednesday, March 1, 2017 February 2, 2017! To top it all off, The Dead Ships will perform with Kim and The Created, another one of our favorite Los Angeles acts. Just look at any of our past Kim and The Created coverage to understand why this band is a must-see act. Also on the evening’s bill are Facial.

Additionally, The Dead Ships will also perform on February 1, 2017 at The Casbah in San Diego. To celebrate the new show announcements, the band has released a unique live video sure to make your mind trip a bit. Using the popular Prism app, The Dead Ships decided on this clever animation for their live video for “Citycide.”

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF78FF” class=”fistclass” size=”15″]”I was messing around with the Prisma app on my phone and I had an idea for a different animated video,” shares frontman/writer/guitarist Devlin McClusky. “But rather than describe to the other guys in the band what the style would look like I took a recent live video and live recording of one of our favorite songs on the album and started experimenting. When we looked at the little thirty second sample clip, we all thought why not scrap the other idea and just show everyone this live video? The process was a huge pain in the ass. If you go the quick route and apply filters to the video it can look too smooth and a little cheesy. But when you take individual pictures of the frames, apply the filters individually and string those images together it gives the whole thing a jittery quality that fits the song and a hand-made quality that fits our sensibilities.”[/perfectpullquote]

“Citycide” is the title-track off of The Dead Ships’ new album, released on July 22 with Nevado Music. The fan favorite is an easy listen, but actually has a somber meaning behind it. The idea for the song, reveals McClusky “came after hearing that nearly everyone who jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge jumps off the side facing the city.It makes me intensely sad to think about someone choosing their last image, and it’s almost equally sad imagining the desire to make the city to take one last look at you. In that context the phrase walk on the ocean side took on greater meaning.”

Watch the animated live video for “Citywide” below and be sure to grab your tickets to The Dead Ships at The Roxy and/or The Casbah! Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday, December 16 at 10AM. 

Kim and The Created at Bootleg Theater

Kim and The Created at Bootleg Theater — Photo: Wes Marsala