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Mark Deutrom (ex-Melvins) has a trippy new video off new solo LP, touring

Mark Deutrom
photo by Jennifer Deutrom

Mark Deutrom has led a fruitful career for decades that has included a stint as the Melvins‘ bassist from 1993 to 1998 (he played on the albums Prick, Stoner Witch, Stag and Honky), a ton of solo albums and EPs, and live collaborations with Sunn O))) (whose Greg Anderson released some of Mark’s music on his Southern Lord label). His latest solo album The Blue Bird came out earlier this year on Season of Mist (his first for the label), and it’s got everything from sludgy songs that recall his Melvins days to atmospheric psychedelic songs that almost sound like ’70s Pink Floyd but in a modern, forward-thinking way. We’re premiering the video for one of those psychedelic songs, “Hell Is A City,” and the video, directed by Mark’s wife Jennifer (who handled all the visual art for this album and took the above photo), is as trippy as you’d hope for a song like this. Watch the video and stream the full new album below. You can purchase physical copies here.

Mark is also touring with his band Bellringer (whose live percussionist RL Hulsman handled the drums for Mark’s new solo album), and it’s actually Bellringer’s first time hitting the road. Mark’s promising “material from all of my solo LPs and also some special treats, so come out and get your bell rung.” Valley of the Sun are opening the tour. All dates are listed below.

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Bellringer / Valley of the Sun — 2019 Tour Dates
4/13/2019 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, MI
4/14/2019 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
4/15/2019 Bigs – Sioux Falls, SD
4/16/2019 Aquarium – Fargo, ND
4/17/2019 Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
4/18/2019 Amigos – Saskatoon, SK
4/20/2019 County Line Saloon – Calgary, AB @ 420 Fest
4/21/2019 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
4/23/2019 Astoria – Vancouver, BC
4/24/2019 High Water Mark – Portland, OR
4/25/2019 El Corazon Funhouse – Seattle, WA
4/28/2019 Starline – Oakland, CA
4/29/2019 Resident – Los Angeles, CA
4/30/2019 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
5/02/2019 Come and Take It Live! – Austin, TX
5/03/2019 Lola’s – Fort Worth, TX
5/04/2019 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK
5/05/2019 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
5/06/2019 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/07/2019 Nightshop – Bloomington IL
5/08/2019 Reggies – Chicago, IL

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