Brooklyn-based rockers A Deer A Horse have been hard at work on a yet-to-be-announced album recorded at Gojira’s Silver Cord Studio in Queens, New York. Now, the band is unveiling new music by teaming up with Consequence of Sound and Heavy Consequence to premiere the riff-heavy new song “Double Wide” (listen below).
The track “Double Wide” is a deeply personal one, as the song is about a family member of bassist-singer Angela Philips’ who took his own life a few years ago.
“I was devastated by this event and slipped into a very dark period of my own around this time. What I found most difficult to fathom were his final hours,” Philips tells us. “I found I needed to write these words to make sense of what he may have been thinking in the hours before he passed. It was the only way I could start to work through my feelings.
She adds, “Each time I sing ‘Double Wide’, his passing makes more sense to me and it becomes a little easier to heal.”
Philips formed A Deer A Horse in 2011 with her one-time college classmate Rebecca Satellite (vocals, guitar), adding drummer Dylan Teggart in 2015 to round out the trio. The band released the acclaimed EP Backswimmer in 2017.
Along with the new song, A Deer A Horse are embarking on a North American tour that kicks off this Thursday (September 27th) in Toronto, Canada. Dates can be found below, while the track “Double Wide” can be purchased as a digital single or a 7″ vinyl flexi-disc at this location.
A Deer A Horse Fall 2018 Tour
09/27 – Toronto, ON @ Duffy’s Tavern
09/28 – Pontiac, MI @ Berserker Music Festival
09/29 – Chicago, IL @ SubT
10/01 – Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom
10/02 – Omaha, NE @ The Sydney
10/04 – Denver, CO @ Syntax
10/05 – Grand Junction, CO @ Copeka Coffee
10/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
10/09 – Spokane, WA @ TBA
10/10 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
10/11 – Portland, OR @ The World Famous Kenton Club
10/12 – Grants Pass, OR @ Jammin Salmon
10/13 – Chico, CA @ The Maltese
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ El Rio
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rec Center
10/17 – Long Beach, CA @ 4th Street Vine
10/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rogue Bar
10/19 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Hive
10/20 – Santa Fe, NM @ GHOST
10/22 – El Paso, TX @ Neon Rose Bar
10/24 – San Antonio, TX @ The Mix
10/25 – Austin, TX @ Beerland
10/26 – Houston, TX @ Notsuoh
10/27 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Woodshop
10/29 – Mobile, AL @ The Blind Mule
10/30 – Atlanta, GA @ TBA
10/31 – Savannah, GA @ TBA
11/01 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
11/02 – Norfolk, VA @ The Taphouse