Album artwork for Water by Dehd
Album artwork for Water by Dehd
Album artwork for Water by Dehd

Love is everyday magic. That’s the impression you get listening to Water, the new album by Chicago trio Dehd. Veterans of Chicago’s increasingly fruitful DIY scene Jason Balla ( Ne-Hi and Earring) Emily Kempf (Vail and formerly with Lala Lala) and drummer Eric McGrady share a strange and inexplicable chemistry. Love rises up into the atmosphere like steam off a summer sidewalk and makes you wild. Love breaks your heart and you consider yourself lucky for it. Like water itself, it surrounds us, it supports us; it’s what we’re made of. It takes the shape of its container. The music is hazy and reverb-drenched, a scuzzy and hyped-up take on surf rock that could only come from the Third Coast. It’s all animated by the red-lining feel-good spirit of the Velvet Underground’s Loadedand the breezy melodicism of C86-era indie rock, with a dash of the Cramps’ spooky-hop bop courtesy of McGrady’s locomotive drumming.It’s a clear-eyed look at the wild nature of everyday life that’s been spun up in sugary sweet melodies and scratched-crystal sounds. More than anything, it’s the embodiment of Dehd’s m.o. from the start: As Kempf puts it, “Work with what you have and make it magical.”

Dehd

Water

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Album artwork for Album artwork for Water by Dehd by Water - Dehd
Album artwork for Water by Dehd
LP

$23.99

Black vinyl.

Released 05/10/2019Catalogue Number

LP-FTK-144

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Album artwork for Water by Dehd
CD

$12.99

Released 05/10/2019Catalogue Number

FTK144CD

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Dehd

Water

Fire Talk
Album artwork for Album artwork for Water by Dehd by Water - Dehd
Album artwork for Album artwork for Water by Dehd by Water - Dehd
Album artwork for Album artwork for Water by Dehd by Water - Dehd
Album artwork for Water by Dehd
LP

$23.99

Black vinyl.

Released 05/10/2019Catalogue Number

LP-FTK-144

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Water by Dehd
CD

$12.99

Released 05/10/2019Catalogue Number

FTK144CD

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Love is everyday magic. That’s the impression you get listening to Water, the new album by Chicago trio Dehd. Veterans of Chicago’s increasingly fruitful DIY scene Jason Balla ( Ne-Hi and Earring) Emily Kempf (Vail and formerly with Lala Lala) and drummer Eric McGrady share a strange and inexplicable chemistry. Love rises up into the atmosphere like steam off a summer sidewalk and makes you wild. Love breaks your heart and you consider yourself lucky for it. Like water itself, it surrounds us, it supports us; it’s what we’re made of. It takes the shape of its container. The music is hazy and reverb-drenched, a scuzzy and hyped-up take on surf rock that could only come from the Third Coast. It’s all animated by the red-lining feel-good spirit of the Velvet Underground’s Loadedand the breezy melodicism of C86-era indie rock, with a dash of the Cramps’ spooky-hop bop courtesy of McGrady’s locomotive drumming.It’s a clear-eyed look at the wild nature of everyday life that’s been spun up in sugary sweet melodies and scratched-crystal sounds. More than anything, it’s the embodiment of Dehd’s m.o. from the start: As Kempf puts it, “Work with what you have and make it magical.”