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Death Valley Girls prep new single (watch the video), touring w/ The Distillers

photo: Deb Frazin
photo: Deb Frazin

L.A. band Death Valley Girls are following up last year’s Darkness Rains with new single “Dream Cleaver” which throws a little new wave (and saxophone) into the group’s goth-garage-punk sound. While the title may have some thinking of Gary Wright’s mid-’70s prog pop hit, Death Valley Girls are trying to crack into their minds with some help from a noted (and departed) psychonaut. The band explain:

On our quest to consider the mysteries of the universe, and what happens after life – we became very interested in Terrence McKenna,” say the band. “Particularly his ideas on trans-dimensional travel. Mr. Mckenna proposed that “DMT sent one to a ‘parallel dimension’ and that literally enabled an individual to encounter ‘higher dimensional entities.’ We believe that these entities hold the secrets of the universe and the afterlife! We became obsessed with trying to contact them, so we don’t have to wait till the afterlife to have some answers to these questions!

We’ve got the premiere of the “Dream Cleaver” video, which plays into many of these ideas. Watch below.

Death Valley Girls were supposed to open The Distillers‘ summer tour, which was recently cancelled after Distillers drummer Andy Granelli got in a bad accident, but they’re still set to open The Distillers’ fall tour. DVG have other summer dates though, including a Brooklyn show on August 20 at Saint Vitus with Craig Brown Band, and Groupie (tickets).

After their shows with The Distillers, DVG will head out on a co-headline tour with Crocodiles. All dates are listed below.

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Death Valley Girls – 2019 Tour Dates:
08.09.19 – Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge*
08.10.19 – Indianapolis, IN. Square Cat Vinyl*
08.11.19 – Cincinnati, OH, MOTR Pub*
08.12.19 – Detroit, MI, PJs Lager House*#
08.13.19 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
08.15.19 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
08.18.19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
08.19.19 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
08.20.19 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus#
08.21.19 – Washington, DC @ DC9#
08.22.19 – Richmond, VA @ G5 Gallery#
08.23.19 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight%#
08.24.19 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL#
08.27.19 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard!
08.29.19 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room!
10.08.19 – Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
10.10.19 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag
10.11.19 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theater^
10.12.19 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s^
10.13.19 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room^
10.15.19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^
10.16.19 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s^
10.17.19 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater^
10.19.19 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre^
10.20.19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center^
10.22.19 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater^
10.23.19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst^
10.24.19 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater^
11.03.19 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room @
11.05.19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge @
11.06.19 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole @
11.08.19 – Austin, TX @ Levitation
11.09.19 – Norman, OK @ Opolis @
11.11.19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar @
11.13.19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux @
11.14.19 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios @
11.15.19 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown @
11.16.19 – Seattle, WA @ Freakout Festival
11.18.19 – Arcata, CA @ The Miniplex @
11.19.19 – Sacramento, CA @ Momo Sacramento @
11.22.19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon @
11.23.19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room @

^ w/ The Distillers
* w/ Moonwalks
# w/ Craig Brown Band
% w/ Big Business
! w/ Frankie & the Witch Fingers
@ = co-headline with Crocodiles / opener = Kate Clover

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