Fast-rising Swedish psych-rock band DEAD MAN has announced 2009 U.S. tour dates in support of its critically acclaimed new album, 'Euphoria'. The quartet, quickly becoming known for its colorful songwriting and dynamic live performances will make its U.S. live debut on February 5 at the Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY. All dates also include RADIO MOSCOW. You can find the tourdates here.
DEAD MAN, whose members possess a wealth of musical experience derived from time spent in various Swedish acts (including the hard rock band Norrsken, which also featured in its ranks current Witchcraft front man Magnus Pelander and Graveyard members Joakim Nilsson and Rikard Edlund), play magnetic, spirited rock with melancholic undertones and slight touch of darkness (calling for comparisons to Jefferson Airplane, Blue Cheer, Dungen, and Dead Meadow). Each member of the quartet is a multi-instrumentalist, which allows the band to build unique, lush atmospheres replete with both acoustic tinge and electric crunch.
Recorded at the famous Svenska Grammofon Studion (The Hives) and released via MeteorCity in the USA (in Europe it's Crusher Records), 'Euphoria' is an album that bridges both the soulful and the psychedelic as dynamic yet incisive songwriting effortlessly fuses with shivering vocals and an expansive, emotive tenor. The record is thick with analog warmth and a laid back, confident overall feel, connecting the dots where the adventurous folk-rock of the late 60's overlapped with metal prehistoric commingling with blues-rock and prog in the early 70's.
The hallucinatory DEAD MAN track 'Rest in Peace' has been posted online and can be heard now at this location: http://www.myspace.com/deadmansweden
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