Full disclosure; I’ve been friendly with the fiery rock trio known as A Deer A Horse for a while now. They’re one of those bands in a scene, even one as big as Brooklyn, where you see them on a bill and don’t think twice about going even if you’ve seen them a bunch of times before.
Flashback to August on top of a rooftop somewhere near the border of Bushwick and East Williamsburg. This is where the first rumbles of A Deer A Horse’s bold new direction was relayed to me by Rebecca Satellite (vox, guitar). A few nights later, I found myself at Mercury Lounge watching the band work through a full set of unreleased material totally blown away by the ramped up intensity and the dark new avenues they had explored and unleashed in their sound.
Months later, we now have the Backswimmer EP which finds A Deer A Horse putting that bold new face forward to digital wax. Speaking of friends, my buddy Mitch Mosk, who has become one of the best music writers working today, over at Atwood Magazine premiered the 4 song collection in full. Definitely read his write-up.
What I will add after a couple of streams through Backswimmer is that you need to see A Deer A Horse live, like, right now. If you want to see a band burning on all cylinders as they continue to work and write and rehearse through a stunning evolution, here’s your chance.
Stream A Deer A Horse’s Backswimmer and peep their upcoming tour dates below. SXSW-ers, don’t eff it up!
A Deer A Horse Tour Dates
3/10 – Norfolk, VA @ Charlie’s American Cafe
3/11 – Asheville, NC
3/12 – Atlanta, GA @ House Show
3/14 – Austin, TX @ Beerland (SXSW)
3/16 – Austin, TX @ Hard Luck Lounge (SXSW)
3/17 – Austin, TX @ Hops and Grain (SXSW)
3/18 – Austin, TX @ Free Rent ATX – Kitty Cohen’s (SXSW)
3/19 – Austin, TX @ Smear Magazine (SXSW)
3/21 – St. Louis, MO @ FOAM
3/22 – Nashville, TN
3/23 – Louisville, KY @ Magbar
3/24 – Columbus, OH @ No Culture Live
3/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Palanzo’s
3/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Slime Time Live
3/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Public House
4/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Our Wicked Lady
4/11 – New York, NY @ Ethyl’s
4/13 – New Brunswick, NJ
4/14 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Artists Guild
4/15 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College
4/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Our Wicked Lady