Brazilian trio DEAFKIDS will be touring this summer in support of their Configuração Do Lamento album, released last year via Neurot Recordings. The band will return to Europe, this time supporting Neurosis.
The band remarks, “We’re very excited about touring Europe again for the third time, but this time it feels very special as we’ll be supporting the Mighty Neurosis for some dates. We’re also very happy to be working with Swamp booking now – when we checked their roster for the first time and saw names like Terry Riley, Ariel Kalm,a and Jarboe, we felt really honored to be part of this powerful team. Can’t wait to bring our music to spread it all over, meet some new places, make some new friends, share the stage with great artists and literally destroy everything with the power of our third-world dystopian sonic discharge.”
DEAFKIDS Tour Dates:
5/12/2018 Hocus Pocus – Goiania, BR
5/13/2018 Festival Bananada 2018 – Goiania, BR
6/14/2018 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
6/15/2018 Meet Factory – Prague, CZ w/ Neurosis [info]
6/16/2018 Kramladen – Wien, AT
6/17/2018 Zona Roveri – Bologna, IT w/ Neurosis, Converge [info]
6/18/2018 Les Docks – Lausanne, CH w/ Neurosis, Wolves In The Throne Room [info]
6/19/2018 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL w/ Neurosis [info]
6/20/2018 En Silence – Bruxelles, BE
6/21/2018 Zeche – Bochum, DE w/ Neurosis [info]
6/22/2018 Db’s – Utrecht, NL
6/23/2018 Supersonic Festival – Birmingham, UK
6/25/2018 Stag & Hounds – Bristol, UK
6/26/2018 The Shacklewell Arms – London, UK
6/27/2018 Les Instants Chavirés – Paris, FR
6/29/2018 Gaswerk! – Winterthur, CH
7/03/2018 Le Farmer – Lyon, FR
7/05/2018 VOID – Bordeaux, FR
7/06/2018 3 Pièces – Rouen, FR
7/08/2018 Worm – Rotterdam, NL
7/09/2018 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
7/11/2018 Protokultura – Gdansk, PL
7/12/2018 Klub Storrady – Szczecin, PL
7/13/2018 Urban Spree – Berlin, DE
Watch for more tour dates to be announced.
DEAFKIDS’ Configuração Do Lamento is an untamed release, happy to juxtapose monolithic drone riffs with frantic polyrhythmic detours, the band citing the syncopated beats of African drums as a major influence. It is a guttural, scorched mutation of psychedelia, that similar intent of frying the listener’s perception, while void of anything approaching earthy wistfulness, wholly fluid in nature, paying no heed to any musical expectations other than the creators own internal logic. A bombardment of clanging percussion sits below relentless guitar battering, and a whole host of electronic tamperings, effects which in practice manage to further confound the proceedings. Using the term psychedelic in the absolute loosest sense is apt, as the band claims that “non-genre genres” are a chief source of inspiration, referencing anything from their own background in punk, right the way through to spiritual jazz, practically any form which allows the artist to experiment with the utter extremes of musical expression.
While DEAFKIDS’ Configuração Do Lamento was self-released on cassette in Brazil in 2016, Neurot Recordings last year officially released the album worldwide on CD and 10″ vinyl formats as well as all prime digital platforms.