Hear A Deer A Horse Evoke Melvins, Red Fang on Sludgy New Song "Smokejumper" | Revolver

Hear A Deer A Horse Evoke Melvins, Red Fang on Sludgy New Song "Smokejumper"

Recorded at Gojira's Silver Cord Studio in Brooklyn
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photograph by Michelle LoBianco

New York City–based trio A Deer A Horse sit musically somewhere between the Melvins, Helms Alee, Red Fang and Sleater-Kinney, combining guitar fireworks with striking melodic vocals in a way that's spirited and muscular. Their latest single, "Smokejumper," is a perfect example of the band's approach — strong songwriting and hooky melodies never get in the way of the riff, which reigns supreme throughout. It's compelling stuff — the sort of track that forces the listener into an internal debate over whether to sing along or clench your jaw and headbang at the sick grooves.

"Smokejumper" is culled from the forthcoming Everything Rots That Is Rotten EP, recorded at Gojira's Silver Cord Studio. Look for it via Detroit's Corpse Flower Records on June 21st. A Deer A Horse hit the road tonight in Jersey City — see their upcoming itinerary below.

A Deer A Horse tour dates:
June 7 Jersey City, NJ at FM Jersey City
June 15 Washington, DC  at Songbyrd *
June 16 Baltimore, MD at The Crown *
June 17 Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie *
June 18 Brooklyn, NY at Alphaville *
June 20 Youngstown, OH at West Side Bowl
June 21 Akron, OH at Hive Mind
June 22  Painesville, OH at The Shop
June 23 Grand Rapids, MI at Rocky's Bar and Grill
June 25 Detroit, MI at Cellerman's *
June 26 Chicago, IL at Den Theater *
June 28 Columbus, OH at Dirty Dungarees
June 29 Pittsburgh, PA at Gooskis
July 24 Portland, ME at Sun Tiki Studios
July 25 Saint John, NB at Taco Pica
July 26 Halifax, NS at Menz & Mollyz
July 27 Moncton, NB at tba
July 28 Bangor, ME at tba
July 29 Boston, MA at O'Brien's
August 29 Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus ^
August 31 Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus ^

* w/ Dezorah
^ w/ Big Business