Fire Track: Dehd – “Alien”

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From their highly awaited fifth studio album, Poetry, Dehd unveils their third single, “Alien,” which debuted on BBC 6Music yesterday. The single follows previously released tracks “Light On” and “Mood Ring,” which helped set the tone for Poetry‘s diverse sonic landscape. Lead single “Mood Ring” is steadily climbing the Billboard AAA radio charts, marking the band’s first-ever charting song, and the follow-up “Light On” landed the trio on the inaugural cover of Spotify’s new rock playlist Marrow

“Alien” delves into the concept of frontwoman Emily Kempf as an extraterrestrial being. She states: “This is about me being otherworldly, an artist of light, an angel, an alien or maybe some sort of faerie creature and wanting to find someone like me in this world,  someone of my kind. Longing for this special person that’s as special as me to come around for me to love, but instead always coming to the same conclusion that I am fated to be a sort of loner hermit person with 1000 friends and that loving myself is the most important and rewarding thing I can consistently work on and do forever.”

Following the release of their album on May 10th, the band will set off on a major North American festival circuit along with radio show performances throughout the summer and an 8-stop headlining tour in Europe before returning to North America for an extensive headline tour which concludes with two nights at Thalia Hall in their hometown of Chicago. 


Upcoming Tour Dates
4/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Festival
5/26 – Napa Valley, CA @ BottleRock Music Festival
5/31 – Durham, NC @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
6/1 – Northampton, MA @ Field Day Music Festival
7/27 – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst Festival

7/1 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
7/2 – London, UK @ Village Underground
7/4 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
7/5 – Cologne, DE @ MTC
7/6 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Tolhuistuin – IndieStad
7/7 – Kraggenburg, NL @ Wilde Weide
7/9 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire
7/12 Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine

North America:
4/20 – New York, NY @ Rockefeller Center – indieplaza event
10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/18 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
10/19 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ The Filmore
10/23 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
10/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Chickie Wah Wahs
10/27 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
11/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
11/6 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
11/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/9 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theatre
11/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
11/12 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall [SOLD OUT]
11/13 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall]

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