New album "Killers" out on the 3rd of September!
The band glides through a mix of desert and stoner rock, with (at times) a doom edge and a punk sensibility, producing a unique fusion of genre bending sonic goodness; akin to the likes of Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss, with a little TSOL thrown in.
Take a ride with STONE DEAF on their third full-length album, Killers. Travel down a long, dark stretch of never-ending highway, picking up frenzied hitchhikers along the way and telling tales of an oasis covered with velvet, giant centipedes, and a dark carnival with a fiery past. Inspired by a backdrop of writers such as David Lynch, William S Burroughs and Hunter Thompson, Killers is a dark, toe-tapping soundtrack to life in the Interzone.
“Now, boys, you won’t see this operation performed very often and there’s a reason for that…. You see it has absolutely no medical value. No one knows what the purpose of it originally was or if it had a purpose at all. Personally, I think it was a pure artistic creation from the beginning.” - Dr. Benway
Formed in late 2014 in New Castle, Colorado, Stone Deaf?s approach to music is a timeless fusion of melody and driving rhythms, blending the rock vibes of The Hellacopters and Queens of The Stone Age. With the sludgy thickness of Kyuss, along with the punk sensibility of TSOL and Agent Orange, STONE DEAF change gears between chugging riffs, punk rhythms and laid-back moments of unadulterated heaviness. With three releases under their belt, Self-Titled (Black Bow Records), Royal Burnout and The Bobby Peru EP (Coffin & Bolt Records), the band is poised to release their third full-length album Killers through their own label Coffin & Bolt Records in 2021.
Stone Deaf emerged from a small town in the desert in strange circumstances. Front-man Dust Chapin wrote the first record on his own due to frustration with a lack of musicians in his area, with each song given a one-day deadline to write and record all the parts. “The idea was to capture the spontaneity of previous punk bands I played in, only having a few hundred bucks to make a record. I’d start at 9 a.m. with nothing tracked and whatever was done by midnight was the end of that song.” As luck would have it, he owns a pizza shop working alongside bassist Cody Isaman, and Chapin later recruited drummer Kristofer Petross and guitarist Scott Anderson. When you find out that Dust Chapin’s mother was a close friend of Hunter S Thompson, it all locks into place – this band has always known the true meaning of weird.
Inspired by ethereal desert landscapes and bizarre life circumstances there is a certain madness that serves to make the bands unique stoner rock stomp special. This is the sound of ancient aliens poking through the lonely AM waves, the light of the radio your only company in the vastness of sonic absolution. It is a David Lynch inspired sonic palette to accompany the hope of lights in the distance under a dome of desert stars. With a bevy of tours under their collective belts all around the great American West and with many more yet to come, it’s time to leave your watch behind, forget about the grind and soak in the sounds of the middle of nowhere.