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Stoner Rock Trio Dead Now Announce Debut Album

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Atlanta rockers Dead Now, consisting of current and former members of Torche, Riddle of Steel, Tilts and Day Old Man, have just announced their self-titled debut through Brutal Panda Records. The trio play an eclectic brew of fuzzy stoner rock that draws heavily on frontman Andrew Elstner’s past work with Torche, with just enough melodic interplay to keep it on the fun side of the spectrum. Elstner commented on the new project:

 “Myself, Derek and Bobby couldn’t be more hyped for this. Killer label, amazing people and now we’re desperate to get the jams in front of some faces and just crush.  Things came together so quickly, it feels like the Gods are pleased.”

The full album is set to drop on September 7th, but you don’t have to wait that long to see what Dead Now are all about. Check out the first earworm single, “Ritchie Blackmourning,” below — it’s heavy, but not mind-numbingly so, perfect for a backyard BBQ when you wanna have a good time and rock out without giving Aunt Agnes an aneurism. Make sure you crank that shit, and pre-order the record when you’re done! You can also catch Dead Now on tour with Red Fang and Big Business throughout September; dates are beneath the video.

Sep 07 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival ^
Sep 08 Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House #
Sep 09 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel #
Sep 11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall
Sep 12 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Sep 13 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Sep 14 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Sep 16 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Sep 18 Harrisburg, PA @ Stage on Herr @ HMAC
Sep 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sep 20 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
Sep 21 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Sep 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Sep 24 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Sep 25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Sep 26 Detroit, MI @ El Club
Sep 28 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi

^ Red Fang Only
# w/ Monolord and Dead Now, No Big Business

[via Kerrang]

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