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The best kept secret in music

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"SPIN review"

'If John Lennon made Plastic Ono Band without meeting Yoko, the result would have been akin to these minimalist psychedelic reactionaries who sing about places they've never been and experiences they've never had,' - Chuck Klosterman SPIN May 2005. - SPIN Magazine


"SXSW Picks & Sleepers"

“The Deaths could petition for a spot in the Elephant 6 collective … runs the gamut of sixties influences, from the obscure (Beau Brummels, Troggs) to the more omnipresent (Bowie) [but] the psychedelia never gets too far out of control that it can’t be wrapped up in a three-minute pop song.” – Austin Chronicle - Austin Chronicle


"The Deaths Live"

“The Deaths caress your ears with great songs and make you wanna dance.They are raved about back in the Twin Cities and are the ‘it’ band right now.” – Reader Weekly - Reader Weekly


"Antony & The Johnsons with The Deaths"

"Openers The Deaths toned it down (per the request of Antony) but still delivered a great set. There’s a blinding dearth of bad indie bands floating about, so when one stands out for me, I’m grateful. The Deaths’ occasional doo-wop meanderings, perfectly-blending vocals, liberal use of keyboards and tight compositions propel them beyond indie darling into a solid stratosphere alongside those who rise above the flotsam." - Kristen Hasler, HowWasTheShow.com

- HowWasTheShow.com


Discography

CHOIR INVISIBLE (National Release with Bonus Tracks) - Essay Records
V/A - FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS - Minor 7
V/A - VOLTAGE FASHION AMPLIFIED 2005 - VFA
V/A - TWIN TOWN HIGH VOL. 7 - Pulse Magazine
CHOIR INVISIBLE - GoJohnnyGo
V/A - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN ISSUE 1 - Ladies and Gentlemen

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Bio

Essay Records Presskit:

Any band so bold as to call themselves The Deaths is asking for trouble, and since their inception they have found plenty of it. Surviving a near-fatal van rollover on tour, and still showing up on time to play the show that night with hospital bracelets on their wrists, The Deaths have earned their name.The band surprises virgin audiences that expect skulls and metal by performing harmonized pop, ghostly waltzes, and dusty instrumentals that linger like cigarette smoke from a departed lover.Their songs can be as cold as their frozen North Dakota roots, or sear your nerves with white-hot flashes of lazy brilliance. Just when you think you have figured them out, they overwhelm you with their own mix of Britpop and sublime Scottish folk, electrified on the altar of late sixties psychedelia.

Choir Invisible is the first nationally available CD by The Deaths, originally a tour- and local-only release on GoJohnnyGo Records. This release has been re-mastered and expanded with new tracks and new digipak artwork.

The Deaths have opened up for the following bands:
Brian Jonestown Massacre, Antony and the Johnsons, The Futureheads, Unwound, The Kills, Bette Servert, 16 Horsepower, and Low as well as playing a showcase at SXSW 2006.

The Deaths currently reside in Minneapolis, MN.

“The Deaths could petition for a spot in the Elephant 6 collective … runs the gamut of sixties influences, from the obscure (Beau Brummels, Troggs) to the more omnipresent (Bowie) [but] the psychedelia never gets too far out of control that it can’t be wrapped up in a three-minute pop song.” – Austin Chronicle

“If John Lennon made Plastic Ono Band without meeting Yoko, the result would have been akin to these minimalist psychedelic reactionaries who sing about places they’ve never been and experiences they’ve never had.” – Chuck Klosterman, Spin

“The Deaths caress your ears with great songs and make you wanna dance.They are raved about back in the Twin Cities and are the ‘it’ band right now.” – Reader Weekly