Dead Meadow Share "Here With The Hawk " Video; New Album "The Nothing They Need" Out Now




Dead Meadow released their new album, The Nothing They Need, on March 2nd, via Xemu Records. Today, the band has shared a jaw-dropping video for album track "Here With The Hawk," which features stop-motion animation, and actor Michael Horse (who plays the character of Deputy Hawk in David Lynch's beloved Twin Peaks) sitting down for a cup of coffee with the band. Culture Collidepremiered the video, saying "'Here with the Hawk' is perhaps Dead Meadow at their most focused: 3 minutes of one stoned-to-the-bone 70s rock riff, fuzzed out into space and back, and adorned with a shimmering cloak of guitar noise and Simon's subdued vocals." Previously, they shared the album highlights "Keep Your Head" and "Nobody Home".

In support of The Nothing They Need, and in celebration of being a band for 20 years, Dead Meadow are touring the US right now, playing to packed houses from coast to coast. Remaining dates hit, among other cities, BostonToronto, andChicago before concluding at Levitation in AustinTX on April 26. All dates listed below and tickets are on-sale now.

"[The Nothing They Need]...finds the band tighter, more playful and just as heavy as ever." - The Washington Post

"...Dead Meadow has released one of their best albums yet with The Nothing They Need." - MXDWN

"....every song is worthwhile, a confident part of a complete album shaped and refined to perfection." - L.A. Record

With the release of The Nothing They Need, Dead Meadow's Steve Kille andJason Simon celebrate twenty years of the band with eight songs that feature everyone that has been musically involved with the band over the years. They're joined by original drummer Mark LaughlinStephen McCarty (the drummer throughout the Matador years), and current drummer Juan LondonoCory Shane joins them on guitar for some Feathers era dual guitar interplay.  The album was recorded in Dead Meadows' studio/rehearsal space, The Wiggle Room.

As with the rest of their catalog, Dead Meadow assert The Nothing They Need is meant to be an escape -  "a surreal journey." Yet Kille notes, "I think there is a touch of apocalyptic vibes to the new album especially with the cover art that is being assembled. There is so much rhetoric and negative energy in the bigger picture of the world it is hard to not to have that show through in art. Though in the small world of people I know and we meet on tour everyone is still just as optimistic though it gets harder every day.. I think a lot of the album's lyrics mirror that sentiment."

While Dead Meadow met in and around Washington, D.C.'s punk/indie scene, the trio draws more of its sound from such classic rock legends as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath. The trio formed in the fall of 1998 and their widely-acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in 1999. Within a relatively short period, the D.C. trio received offers to tour with everyone from local D.C. acts like The Make-Up and Fugazi to psychedelic rockers Brian Jonestown Massacre. What has followed since are seven studio albums - three via Matador records (Shivering King and Others (2003), Feathers (2005), and Old Growth (2008)) -  two live albums which includes Three Kings, a feature length live film and soundtrack and more tours across the USA and Europe than the band can count.  And while the person behind the drum kit has changed over the years, the core of Dead Meadow -  Jason and Steve -  have continued to play together throughout. Since 2007 they have been based in Los Angeles.

3/28 Boston, MA @ Sonia
3/29 Quebec City, QC @ la Source de La Martinière
3/31 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
4/01 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
4/03 Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
4/04 Chicago, IL  @ Beat Kitchen
4/05 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
4/06 Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
4/07 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban
4/08 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
4/26 Austin, TX @ Levitation