Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show
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Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

New York City, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative Punk




"The Test Drive: Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show - Roberta"

To be a fan of Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show is to be an advocate for the future of music. - Jammerzine

"Spill Music Premiere: Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show - "Freakshow""

One thing is for certain, “Freakshow” is sizzling ripe bait for the new EP, underlining the band’s penchant for dramatism and mastery in uniting creative elements one would not otherwise conceive could be combined – sci-fi, horror, folk stories sonically delivered though hooks, dance beats, and rough but catchy riffs. - Spill Magazine

"Exclusive Premiere: Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show's "Freakshow""

“Freakshow” is fast, loud and gruff – the kind of thing you can imagine on the stage of a circus beer garden with pints of beer being guzzled down as the circus folk parade through. Maybe that’s the point anyways – to evoke one’s imagination.

One thing is definite – the imagination that went into this EP – from fantastical concept to composition and delivery – is so much greater than anything produced by most modern bands. - Stereo Embers Magazine

"First Listen: Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show - Freakshow"

Non-conformist in every way conceivable and breaking every rule written by the establishment when it comes to commercially acceptable music, Dalton Deschain and The Traveling Show re-write the revolution with their new track “Freakshow” by combining elements of industrial, punk, eclectic elements of horror, and alt-rock. Yes. folks, this must be heard to be believed, but it works. In every way possible. It does this by not throwing it’s own originality in your face and, by doing so, Dalton Deschain and The Traveling Show show that they have the confidence to pull it off. - Jammerzine

"Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show Premiere Vibrant Freakshow"

Freakshow successfully blends several sub-genres of music with a raucous vibe and warped themes. This is infectious high-energy music, capable of boosting your blood pressure and exploring themes that are simply unparalleled. - The Record Stache


Still working on that hot first release.



Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show are a pulp-punk band from NYC. The perfect intersection between David Bowie, Danny Elfman, Stephen King, and Alkaline Trio, they weave a complex sci-fi/ horror story into an ever-expanding universe of catchy and intricately composed songs, ranging stylistically from furious punk to beautiful spacey ballads.  

The band has grown a cult following locally through their off-kilter, high-energy shows, including their annual Devil's Night party held every Halloween. Hooks, dance beats, ugly riffs, sci-fi lyrics, and witty banter promise a show and a listening experience that is wholly unique and infectious.

The band has toured the Northeast extensively, including several successful tours to Boston, Philly, Pittsburgh, Asbury Park, Albany, DC, and Baltimore.

Most recently, the band released Catherine, the second in a series of three EPs that tell the story of one of the characters in their overarching pulp-fiction story.  Their most experimental album to date, the EP contains the atmospheric post-punk track "Tin Laurels," and the slow-building ballad "Approximate Girl."  The album is packaged with an accompanying 60-page chapbook, featuring lyrics, illustrations, and a short story written by Deschain about the characters in the album.

Catherine follows last fall's EP Roberta, and the band's 2014 debut EP, The Collateral Vignettes.  Both albums can be purchased through bandcamp, as well as all other digital music services.

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