2015 marks the start of an exciting period for emerging Washington, DC folk-rock collective The Deadmen. Riding high on a swell of attention in their nation’s capital, the band released their debut EP in March of 2014 to enthusiastic reviews and followed it only months later with their alternately rumbling and sweeping 7” record Crystal/Sunday Afternoons.
The Deadmen’s surging appeal stems from the deft songwriting and shared vocals of Josh Read, Justin Jones and Justin Hoben. “I think we all have quite different writing styles, different ways of chewing the bone,” says Read. “No matter how close circumstance seems, were all going through different things.” And yet, the three compliment each other to stunning affect; painting an American landscape of clattering thunder, gentle rains and shards of light.
The Deadmen’s debut full-length is waiting in the wings for an early 2015 release. Complimented by John Scoops on bass, The Deadmen will perform select dates in the U.S. and tour the U.K. this summer. “We have more than enough material,” says Hoben. “We’ll be bringing the music to the people, one way or another.”