New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Casey comes as the band's fourth EP. It provides the third and final segment of their Character Trilogy; which includes Roberta (2016) and Catherine (2017). What the press is saying...
"To be a fan of Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show is to be an advocate for the future of music." - Jammerzine
"Successfully blends several subgenres of music with a raucous vibe and warped themes… infectious high-energy music, capable of boosting your blood pressure and exploring themes that are simply unparalleled." - The Record Stache
"Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show are one of the most individualistic and artistically ambitious bands in New York." - NY Music
"Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show resemble something like Matrix
break music. Sharing "Tin Laurels", the band are demonstrating that aesthetic with the eerie undertones of other dimensions with alternative sensibilities." - All Things Go
"Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show's boundless universe continues to grow, encompassing a large and diverse cast of characters through a combination of music and prose." - IMPOSE Magazine
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Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show are a pulp-punk band from New York City. The perfect intersection between Stephen King, Danny
Elfman, Alkaline Trio, and John Cameron Mitchell, the band is known for dark but humorous experimental punk music, filled with pulpy lyrics about circus freaks, dark rituals, nuclear war, and demonic possession.
The band has grown a cult following locally through their off-kilter, high-energy shows, including their annual Devil's Night party held every Halloween. Hooks, dance beats, ugly riffs, sci-fi lyrics, and campy theatrics promise a show and a listening experience that is wholly unique and infectious.
Though their shows are punchy, fast, and loud, there's a lot more hiding under the surface for fans looking for something extra. All of the songs by the band tell one long, continuous pulp horror story about a circus ringleader possessed by a demon in the 1940s. Featuring a colorful cast of characters including circus freaks, femme fatales, and psychic nuclear researchers, the story is pulp fiction at its best, while also keeping one foot firmly in modern social commentary.
The band is preparing to release Casey, the final installment in their EP trilogy that began with 2016's Roberta. The EP is their most high-energy and catchiest to date, featuring the soaring hooks of A-side "Rabid," and the grimy rhythms and honking baritone sax of "Man/Thing." The album is packaged with an accompanying 60-page chapbook, featuring lyrics, illustrations, and a short story written by Deschain about the characters in the album.
Casey is the band's fourth and final EP before they release their first full-length album. All of their music can be purchased through Bandcamp, as well as all other digital music services.