DEAD TO ME’s new full length, Moscow Penny Ante, will be released on October 25th! We’re stoked to show you the cover art designed by Ian from DTM (extra points if you can name the building) and you can view the track listing here. DEAD TO ME recently announced tour plans this fall including CMJ and Fest, check the dates here. Moscow Penny Ante was recorded in Chicago by Matt Allison at Atlas Studios. Stay tuned, as we’ll release a brand new MP3 soon. Read what Chicken had to say about the lineup change and release below:
Our new record Moscow Penny Ante marks a new page in the story of Dead To Me, and I honestly couldn’t be more proud of it. It’s a privilege to get to make a new full length record with the new members of our band, and their addition to the song writing process has helped for sure. After spreading our wings a little bit on the last album, African Elephants, we ended up writing a much more cohesive, focused batch of songs this time around. I will always love experimenting musically with Dead To Me, and I am very proud that we remain a band that can’t be summed up or pigeon holed with a few " they sound like…" references. However this new record marks a bit of a return sonically to the songs I was writing when I first started the band years ago. The title “Moscow Penny Ante” is a double meaning of sorts. Malcolm X used to refer to small time hustlers and criminals that were scraping out an existence in the Harlem of his early adulthood as “Penny Ante” crooks. Not really big time enough to be taken seriously by the big time gangsters and organized crime members of the era. We felt this term had a proper analogy to our place in the music “industry”. We scrape by and do what we can, but we think we run a pretty good hustle as it were. Hell, it got me all the way from the tiny dirt road I grew up on to Moscow. Who would have thought?
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New interview with Jay from Frenzal Rhomb.
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There’s a bunch of Fat bands on the Watch Dogs 2 game soundtrack! Give it a listen on their Spotify playlist.