Posted in music | tour dates on September 4, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Deap Vally

"Bad. Ass." Those are the only two words you'll see written on LA duo Deap Vally's facebook about page, sitting under a picture of the band's two members (Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards) in a car with just enough skin covered to stay SFW. Usually I'm pretty skeptical about a band's own description of themselves, but in this case nothing else could sound more accurate. Lindsey and Julie play like the White Stripes if instead of Jack and Meg it was Karen O and Alison Mosshart. And though they're bursting with White Blood Cells and a Fever to Tell, there hasn't really been a band with this much raw power since those albums were released. While Jack White's off playing in an exponentially larger band and Karen O is off hanging with everyone from Santigold to Swans, Deap Vally are in that stage that hasn't been as fashionable in recent years - stripping everything down and rocking the fuck out.

Julie Edwards has sat behind the kit in the comparatively less heavy The Pity Party since 2005 and has also lent her talents to The Raveonettes, before deciding to go all out in Deap Vally. Though the band's edge is relentlessly adolescent, on "Gonna Make My Own Money," when Lindsey Troy howls about how she married a rich man, she sounds seasoned and experienced in the way we've come to expect our blues storytellers. On "Baby I Call Hell" she growls "Baby do you love me like you say you do?" from the pit of her stomach like a young Janis Joplin. On the apocalyptic "End Of The World," she begs, "Come on take a breath now," sounding as if that's an actual option in such a situation, before breaking into Iommi-esque guitar bends and exclaiming, "It's the end of the world!" You can stream those tracks and check out some videos below.

Deap Vally have a few dates scheduled at the moment, and they'll be here for CMJ. But they'll head to the NYC area a bit before that to play Maxwell's on October 15. Tickets for the Maxwell's show are on sale now.

A list of all currently known dates, streams, and videos below.

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Deap Vally - "Gonna Make My Own Money" Official Video

Deap Vally - "Baby I Call Hell" Official Video

Deap Vally - Baby I Call Hell from Welcome To The West on Vimeo.

Deap Vally - "End of the World"

Deap Vally - "Gonna Make My Own Money"

Deap Vally - "Baby I Call Hell" (Demo)

Deap Vally -- 2012 Tour Dates
9/4 Nice N Sleazy Glasgow, UK
9/5 The Cluny Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
9/7 Soup Kitchen Manchester, UK
9/8 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, UK
9/13 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA w/ The Vaccines
10/15 Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ
11/3 Hostess Club Weekender Tokyo, Japan
11/19 De Montfort Hall Leicester, UK w/ The Vaccines

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Comments (32)

Because 765272882 bands like this weren't enough

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 10:43 AM

they've been slogging around LA for a few years now. saw them a few times. it's pretty much rehashed rock. they're selling the "look". the songs are mediocre and watered down

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 10:47 AM

How Deep are their Valleys ?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 10:52 AM

The 1st 3 things I saw and they all confirmed this is utter cunt bullshit.

1. Deap Vally (misspelled is so 90's)
2. "Bad. Ass." is what their Facebook says
3. The promo picture tries to go with that "Terry" dude who makes Amateur Hotel Porn pics.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:01 AM

pretty..but shitty..

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:05 AM

is that ladyhawke?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:06 AM

so this is what american apparel music sounds like

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:29 AM

Looking back (via youtube), I can't believe how good NSYNC was.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:34 AM

this was tailor made for vice readers...

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:48 AM

Ugh.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:56 AM

I just went from 6 to midnight

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:07 PM

Wait this isn't the Kills?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:08 PM

this new girl-band-sludge-rock fad is going to get worse before it gets better. If they cannot play very very well this music just sounds so boring.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:14 PM

You are too old. Sorry

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:19 PM

12:19
better old than stupid, thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:32 PM

MAKE EM SAY UHHH

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:42 PM

Man, what is up with "gaping asshole" guy? That's gotta be the
most disturbing of all the reoccurring douche commenters here. You need some therapy, man.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:57 PM

So BV discovers for itself another slutty chick band. ugh. These guys have been coke trampin it up in LA for a bit. Pass

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 1:21 PM

I enjoy "gaping asshole" guy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 1:31 PM

The drummers brother is greg edwards from Autolux

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 1:40 PM

I think for people that move to LA to 'make it,' the medium in which you find success is sort of irrelevant as long as it gets you in the door. There's a blurred line between acting, playing music or making porn because the goal for most people there is fame itself, not to produce quality art.

You can think it sexist to hate on a band like this for using sex to promote itself, but do you think anyone would care about this music if it were made by a couple of heavy-set chicks from Ohio that didn't play the drums in their panties?

I'm looking forward to the day when these girls that have an almost-tolerable sense of fashion and taste and then act like porn stars to make up the difference just start making porn, since the lack of any fashion and taste in current porn is part of what makes it so unwatchable.

Posted by Okno | September 4, 2012 3:07 PM

Male or female, it doesn't matter, these copycat of copycat bands need to stop.

At least they are better than Purity Ring/Chairlift and all those crappy bands.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 4:15 PM

i want to touch both of their Deep Valleys.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 4:40 PM

Good one 4:40.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 7:40 PM

do they go out commando?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 9:03 PM

why do women pose like this with their mouths open? i feel like they are trying to catch flies, but i've been wrong before.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 9:21 PM

big tits or no? either way they can gag on it til they cry...on their knees. all they're good for anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 10:48 PM

ugh. that was just bad. Posturing - 100%, musical substance - 0.

Posted by haha sound | September 5, 2012 12:31 AM

yep. bad and ass would describe this perfectly. you getting blown by these chicks for good press andrew?

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2012 10:45 AM

They couldn't come up with one more lyric? Or were they just trying to do enough for the eventual car commercial?

Posted by Anonymous | September 8, 2012 1:46 AM

VERY NICE THANKS

Posted by ben 10 | November 2, 2012 6:57 AM

two pretty ladies.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 12:22 PM

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