Deep Vally has announced a forthcoming album to be titled, American Cockroach, due out June 18th via Cooking Vinyl. The four-track EP announced by the Los Angeles-based rock duo on Friday will follow their recent Digital Dream EP which arrived back in February, and is set to feature guest appearances from Jennie Vee (Eagles Of Death Metal) and Ayse Hassan (Savages).
The ballad hears Deap Vally ditch their trademark distortion and high-adrenaline sound in exchange for stripped-down instrumentation and heart-wrenching melodies courtesy of a vulnerable vocal performance from guitarist/singer Lindsey Troy.
The band said of their forthcoming album in a press statement,
‘American Cockroach’ is a collection of songs we’ve been working on for a while, including collaborations with Jennie Vee and Ayse Hassan, that run the gamut from deeply personal, to outright satire and everything in between. These are songs for the underdog, the outlaw, the defeated, for days when you feel like no one understands you or you can’t do anything right.
Troy also said of their new single, “[This] is a deeply personal song. It will always mark a very specific time in my life. Sonically, it’s adventurous territory for us, unlike anything else we’ve ever put out before. Produced by longtime friend and engineer Josiah Mazzaschi, who recorded our very first demo back in 2012, the use of unusual instrumentation like the Optigan elevates the sense of melancholy and anguish this song is so heavy with, and we love it very much.”
Listen to “Give Me A Sign” via the song’s music video also shared on Friday below.
Deap Vally – “Give Me A Sign”
[Video: Deap Vally]
Click here to pre-order American Cockroach.
Last year Deap Vally teamed up with Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips, resulting in their Deap Lips collaboration album. Deap Lips was deservingly included on Live For Live Music‘s “Best Psychedelia Albums Of 2020.”