Saturday, April 20, 2019
A Deer A Horse with Peachy, Tom Violence and Dig Nitty at East Room
The East Room
Wed, Mar 20 8:00 pm

A Deer A Horse: Brooklyn’s A Deer A Horse is a band that doesn’t adhere to any one musical identity. Across its previous releases, the band has turned in indie-pop, Devo-like spasms, and seemingly everything in between. And the title track to its new EP Backswimmer, which The A.V. Club is premiering below, opens with a doom metal dirge while still having a huge vocal hook. In a way, it sounds like the Melvins turning in a pop song, finding ways to keep a hook running through a song that’s otherwise grim and sludgy. It’s an approach that fits the song’s thematic arc, which the band describes as being influenced by the documentary series Making A Murderer. Peachy: "One of the most fun things this summer in Nashville music has been watching Peachy build steam. The trio of veteran rockers - bassist Leah Miller (Mom and Dad) and guitarist Rachel Warrick (The Shadowtones, Roman Polanski's Baby), who co-write the songs and sing many of them together, along with drummer Benji Coale (Pujol) - has quickly earned a reputation for snare-tight sets of intense and melodic songs that draw on the inspiration of late-'70s British punks and early-'80s post-punks. Tom Violence: Heavy noise band from Nashville, TN. Dig Nitty: Dig Nitty is an indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY. The project began in 2016, incorporating elements of surf, punk, and folk to create soggy beach bliss, using sonic waves tumble underwater or to float above it all. The brain-child of Erin McGrath has since been rounded out into a solid 4-piece, now including Bernardo Ochoa, Nick Llobet, and Reggie Bender. Dig Nitty is set to release a record later this year.

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