New York City’s Dead Heavens, the psych-rock project of guitarist and frontman Walter Schreifels (Vanishing Life, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, Quicksand, and more), Paul Kostabi (Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, Psychotica), Drew Thomas (Youth of Today, Bold, Into Another), and Nathan Aguilar (Cults), have released their new album ‘Whatever Witch You Are’ via Dine Alone Records. Listen to the full album stream here and purchase here.
‘Whatever Witch You Are,’ their first full-length, plays effortlessly as a new-classic blues rock album— only with sharp-angular sounds, noticeably psyche inflections, and melodies that seem wrought out of rebar: strong, pared down, and purposeful at every point. If anything, their musical origins have allowed Dead Heavens to approach blues and psyche rock unnostalgically, arriving at an audibly honest sound, stripped of any of the tassels or affectation. The drums hit heavy. The guitars hit heavy. Yet hovering above them both is always Schreifels’ sandier vocals, urging us on through life’s endless freakishness and frustrations.
Dead Heavens be heading out on an east and west coast tour in support of the album – remaining tour dates are below.
7/13 – Riverside, CA – Aurea Vista
7/14 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
7/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Resident
7/16 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz
7/18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Lounge
7/20 – Vancouver, BC – The Colbalt
For more information on Dead Heavens, visit deadheavens.com.