With bated breath, we (and we hope, you) are counting the minutes til the release of Chills On Glass - but in these crusty, rotting, black icy n' snowed up mid-winter days, time moves all too slowly. Dead Rider's approaching though - always there with a fiery (and helping) hand, they have brought a sensation-tingler of a video for the Chills On Glass jammer, "Blank Screen," to ebb our unnerving hunger!
Dead Rider, featuring the axe-wielding heroics of former U.S. Maple-ian Todd Rittmann, release Chills On Glass, their third album and first for Drag City, on March 18th. Super-heavy, super-driving, self-recorded, produced and mastered, Chills On Glass is an excitedly confounding album experience that will challenge both you and your stereo to process everything they've got going. Basically, Dead Rider leave no stylistic stone unturned in their restless path and no knob on the board untwisted in their search for the mixe parfait. Scribble, confetti and other sonic details provide an exquisite dressing for thick and thrashing rhythms and expertly maneuvered tight corners as smooth and sandy vocal textures rub together and ignite. Rhythm is king in Dead Rider, but melodies, changes and production carry the crest, naturally!
But sheeit, quit reading our dull words and check out the twisted visual representation of “Blank Screen” on your screen, expertly configured by Slipbeat! Afterwards, pick your chin up off the floor and catch the Dead Rider live band -- Matthew Espy (drums, conga, percussion), Andrea Faught (synth, piano, trumpet, trombone, vocals), Thymme Jones (synth, trumpet, vocals) and Rittmann (vocals, guitar, drums) -- as they slay their way across the Midwest and northeast this spring!
3/25/14 Beachland Tavern Cleveland OH
3/26/14 Brillobox Pittsburgh PA
3/27/14 The Space Hamden CT
3/28/14 AS220 Providence RI
3/29/14 Cake Shop New York NY
3/31/14 Bard College Annandale-On-Hudson NY
4/1/14 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia PA
4/2/14 Krankie's Winston-Salem NC
4/3/14 Pilot Light Knoxville TN
4/4/14 Blind Bob's Dayton OH
4/5/14 The 411 Club Kalamazoo MI
4/11/14 The Hideout Chicago IL